In a recent workshop I lead, a woman, a wife, publicly shared that she never realized how complex men were.
She’s always assumed men were simple.
She witnessed that when a coach creates a space in which men can be brave enough to expose their feelings, the complexity gets articulated. It’s not easy to articulate what we’ve yet to learn how, especially when there is social risk. It often feels easier to hide or repress.
Many men live this way their entire lives.
There’s significant misunderstanding or misperception between men & women. Much well-intended, but overly simplistic misinformation (i.e. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus) as well. They mask things in the short term, but things can eventually erupt.