These comments were from Archy and PursuitAce on the post “Five Important Things Women Don’t Know About Men“
…Does society teach men how to handle their emotions? I feel shame when I cry EVEN AT A FUNERAL and try to hide it, last funeral I went to I noticed the men who cried were doing everything they could to hide it or stop it. Watching that internal battle of control for your emotions and trying to bury them is difficult, you feel like you can’t tell others because it’s not the manly thing to do and it feels WRONG…
From PursuitAce, in reply to Archy:
Funerals for Males 101. 1. Cry before the funeral. 2. During the funeral you completely focus on the care and nurturing of anyone else who might need your support. 2a. Better yet make yourself integral to the planning, function, or operation of the funeral. (My military side is coming out here.) 3. Cry after the funeral. 4. Any questions?
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