Men interested in being in a healthy relationship and starting a family should know how important it is to be vulnerable, especially as a man.
Your wife needs you to be able to let her in and allow her to be your rock at times, instead of you always being so strong and building up walls.
Your children, especially your sons need to see a balanced man; a strong man who knows how to process being human.
One day most of us may be blessed to reach an old age which will be one of the most humbling experiences where we can’t always be as strong as we like.
Relationships are never just about a man being a strong protector and provider.
Men must also learn to be nurturing to provide a well-rounded balance to the family dynamic.
For a man to successfully bond with a woman he has to be comfortable being vulnerable with her.
The most common challenge when it comes to putting vulnerability into practice for men is just the act of owning their voice and putting it out there. Men have been largely conditioned to keep their emotions to themselves because other men and even women treat it as a sign of weakness.
But the truth is men are human too, and humans have thoughts and emotions that need to be expressed.]
Another challenge is that being vulnerable means facing the often-unaddressed trauma men have. This means processing and dealing with a host of emotions that men feel make them appear weak or not masculine.
This is a common misconception the future health of our relationships needs more men to understand. We need you to have the courage to face your inner fears and traumas and we need you to overcome them. This is the only way we can start to experience healthier and happier relationships.
A few practical ways for men to embrace vulnerability is to first commit to doing the work on yourself.
Stop normalizing any traumatic experiences from your childhood and get the help you need to process and overcome them. This will help you choose better dating partners.
The second way is to become intentional about not hiding your true thoughts and feelings and learn how to express yourself in a healthy way to your partner and other life situations such as at work or with family and friends.
Becoming a well-rounded man shows up in the quality of the relationship.
We are talking about creating a healthy lifestyle by becoming your best self in all areas.
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