Kelly’s boyfriend refused to talk to other men or a therapist about his feelings, so he’d often get into “funks,” picking pointless fights when something was bothering him. Eventually, Kelly became his default therapist, soothing his anxieties as he fretted over work or family problems. Men Have No Friends and Women Bear the Burden
I admit I did this to my wife for a while early in our marriage. Now I take most Friday afternoons to have coffee with a friend, or take a walk along a local river with a friend.
Not all the conversations are deeply emotional, but they are all great conversations about life, work, family, and everything else.
Guy’s it’s okay to be open. It’s okay to have feelings and then express them with your friends. If you’re friends aren’t into that, maybe it’s time to find some new friends.