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Men are people, too. May 7, 2011

Posted by occhristiancounseling in Dr. Debi Smith, Q & A.

The Psychology of Men ProjectBecause men express their feelings differently than women do, women often get the impression that men don’t feel.

That’s simply not true. Most men are emotionally healthy human beings; and they experience the very same emotions (e.g., anger, hurt, fear, sadness, joy, shame, guilt) that women do. In fact, when it comes to the woman he loves, a man feels everything more intensely than she does.

From birth, guys are more socially and emotionally sensitive than are gals. The problem lies in the lack of freedom they have to respond to their emotions. Vulnerability has two options for them: withdraw or attack. The usual pattern is to withdraw, which makes women pursue even more assertively. The men usually confess that they “take it as long as they can” because they love these women. But eventually, they crack and lash out in anger.

Does your guy withdraw from conversation with you on a regular basis?


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