It’s a topic we don’t often hear spoken about. It shouldn’t be too surprising though that it’s kept under the radar. Men in the United States are often socialized to keep their emotions to themselves. This makes it difficult to reach out to others, especially other males. In my practice, I often hear men describe not having other males to talk with and that they struggle to develop new friendships with other men. This is especially true after they enter the working world. On top of this social handicap, the pressures of work and other responsibilities add another layer of difficulty. A friend of mine recently posted this article written by Mark Greene on The Good Men Project website. It gives us some useful insight on the topic.
– Danielle Zito PMHCS BC