Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Emotional Pain of Some Men



We've been running this website since 2009. We've learned a lot over the years about our readers and their struggles.

We've learned enough to guess that many of our readers who were born males will identify with many of the following feelings.

The pain of:

Comparison: not feeling good enough
Shame: consistent background sense that there is something wrong with you
Attenuation: Feeling you must remain small in order to be loved
Persistent sense of guilt for wanting more than you currently have


The pain can manifest as:

Not being your full self because you don’t want to threaten others
Having a high tolerance for poor treatment from others
Emotional care-taking
Feeling competitive with others
Self-sabotage
Being overly rigid and dominating
Conditions such as eating disorders, depression and addictions


Why do I find it interesting that many of our male born readers will identify with many of the above feelings? Because the above comes from a blog post entitled

Why it’s Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound - read it click HERE