I was listening to a podcast titled “The Lonely American Man” and thought how hard it is to make friends. It is well known that the older we become our friends keep getting less and less until we have no one. The rise of isolation, loneliness, and depression all give rise to higher suicide rates since 1995 for older (e.g., 50-54) men.
As the podcast progressed I thought about the research I performed in college about disability and friendships, let alone romantic. Yes I totally agree that making friends is hard but even more difficult if you have a disability. You are seen as less of a person or defective. Furthermore, why in America is it seen as less of a man when one talks about his feelings?
I love talking about feelings and what makes a person behave the way they do?
Why is this the case? Why can’t men talk about his feelings?
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