Big Boys Don’t Cry: The Emotionally Neglected Man

Often they are referred to as, “the strong, silent type.” They are giving, reliable, stand-up guys. They may be excessively driven, but that drive is mostly to provide for their families. They are there for others but ask for little in return. They are baffled by other people’s emotions, and typically just want to escape when anyone cries, yells, or shows intense feelings of any kind. They live in dread of the moment when their wife says, “I need to talk with you about something.”

Feeling numb, isolated, empty, and alone, these men mistake their intense individuality for strength.  But since they are out of touch with their own feelings, they sense that they lack some vital ingredient that other people have; and deep down, they feel overlooked and unseen.

These are the men of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN). They are men who grew up in households where their feelings didn’t matter.

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Kathleen Notes: Men, this is for you...



- - Volume: 9 - WEEK: 47 Date: 11/18/2021 11:30:06 AM -