I can certainly give you my own reasons for avoiding therapy at different stages in my life when it would have been helpful.
It’s a challenging dynamic for both parents.
Being exposed can feel shameful.
What gets left out is how angry you can get with your “bundle of joy.”
Stop living for other people.
We’ve been sold a bill of goods.
If you want to overcome this you’re going to need to really challenge those paralyzing negative thoughts.
Men are not socialized to ask for help—especially when it comes to slippery “feminine” things like their emotions.
Our brain is literally not working as well because it has to accommodate being in a world full of uncertainty, stress, and fear.
We know what kind of men we really want to be and the kind of men we respect and want to emulate.
If all I’ve got is my intelligence, I’m not going to fare too well.
It’s hard to separate competition into what it says about us individually because it’s what so much of Western society is based on.
Just don’t stop seeing them as a whole person.
Parenting after a loss can feel impossible.
Some personal changes to support that relationship.
Relationship counseling for one