Respect differences with men, women

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WOMEN continue to complain about how men do not show their emotions, however, when they finally do, women are in for a rude awakening.
A man’s emotions are often confusing.
Do not fret if you cannot understand your man’s emotions, chances are he cannot either.
People have the preconceived notion that men simply do not have feelings. This is far from the truth.
The problem is that women believe men should feel things the way they do.
The truth is that men have a much harder time processing these feelings. Men are taught from an early age that they need to be strong, confident and stoic.
They begin to equate emotions with weakness.
Societal expectations have taught men not to display emotions. This becomes a huge problem in relationships because men suppress their feelings
They do not want to seem emasculated for caring about someone or something on a deeper level.
It is very obvious that men and women differ in the way they express their emotions, but the difference is how they outwardly express and react to them. Scientifically, it has been proven that men tend to use the left side of their brain, which is where reasoning lies, whereas women tend to use the right side of their brain, which is attributed to emotion. This is what gives women the greater ability to comprehend people and express their emotions more efficiently.
Women tend to have more intimate relationships in their lives than do men.
Females confide om their friends about issues in relationships far more than men do, for the fear of being judged or looking like a girl.
Of course, this is not the case for all men, but for a lot of them – it is.
Women are generally more expressive than men, which allows them to build intimate relationships with other people.
Since men have a somewhat difficult time expressing themselves, they tend not to interact with others on such an emotional level.
I have seen many female friends in a tumultuous emotional state over their breakup or about problems in their relationships.
They tend to deal with the problem at hand and move on pretty quickly.
They embrace their emotions and feel every little thing.
This is healthy because it allows them to acknowledge and analyse every feeling they can, so they can move on in their lives.
Males have been socialised to suppress excessive, outward emotions and this is detrimental to both men and women.
The average man is just as emotional as a woman.
Men typically explode when they become angry since rage remains the exemplary male emotion.
Men are usually ridiculed if they express softer emotions, especially in the presence of other men.
Societal norms seem to be the driving force for this phenomenon.
The different ways men and women display their emotions can cause a lot of confusion when they communicate with one another.
We should make ourselves aware of these differences so that we can converse more successfully while building relationships with other people.

On behalf of all men

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