Aloha Friday: Man Enough To Cry
There are days when the various pressures I face get to be too much. Though I try to keep a strong, stable face to the world, I’ll often feel like I just want to retreat to a dark corner and cry for a few hours. With that feeling invariably comes a small voice that tells me “Real men don’t cry. Real men hide their feelings and show as little emotion as possible.”
I know that society tells us that men who cry are wimps and guys who push their feelings down deep are strong, but I think it’s the other way around. I’ve done the whole hide-what-you-are feeling thing. It doesn’t make you strong. It just makes bad feelings fester in you until they either explode or poison you (or your relationships). I think men who are comfortable enough to cry are the stronger of the two groups. They’re the ones who stand up to the Real Man Stereotype and shatter it.
My Aloha Friday question for today is: Do you think any less of a man if he admits that he cries? Also, have you ever felt like hiding in a dark corner and crying? What do you do when you feel this way?
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I wouldn’t think less of a man who admits to crying. I think it’s even more manly to admit it.
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Well, men have PMS issues also. I have been feeling just like you lately. Think it is okay for a person, no matter what gender to have down feelings and let them out. After all it is good for the soul to do that. Otherwise you could go Postal:)
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I love a man who feels enough to cry. When I feel like hiding in the corner and crying, I do.
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I think everyone needs to cry sometimes. There’s nothing wrong at all with a man who admits that. I tend to hold everything in for too long until it builds up and then I either have a mad fit and/or go somewhere by myself and cry.
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I don’t think any less of a man who cries.. we all have emotions and we all have to be able to let go of those feelings… I don’t see anything wrong with it..
chantal @ this chattanooga mommy saves
I think more of a man who can be at ease with who he is. I don’t care for phony guys who think with their ‘non-brain’ rather than their brain.
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No not at all! There are times when I feel like crying and just do it!!
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No, I think more men need to cry when they want to.
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You mean men are human too? No I don’t think less of a man if he cries. When I wanna lose it I go for a run. That helps out a ton!
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