Luisa Otero, a relationship coach to women, is encouraging men to share their emotional lives.
When I think about how the world is today when it comes to men, I experience many emotions. In my work, the topic of men is front and center, and in my opinion men are being left behind in a huge way.
Women are being empowered and that’s all good, but I find women taking it to the extreme where they feel they do not need or want a man any more. Men are being isolated and forgotten, and until they start to speak up about what is going on for them, relations between men and women will continue to get worse.
Just like women, men have feelings. They want to be in powerful, loving relationships. They want to be fathers to their children. Men need help and mentoring. They need strong role models. They need the space to speak their mind without judgment.
So I say to all you good men, find your power from within. Start speaking your truth. Don’t let society or any of your taught beliefs get in the way of being who you were meant to be.
Be honest with your friends and family about who you are and what you want for your life. Stop being ashamed and stop letting the standards of others dictate how you run your life.
Forgive yourself for all that has happened in your life. Give yourself permission to be in a space of love and compassion; it will give you back your life.
Women say they are tired of the same old men, so dare to be different. Let your emotions show. Support each other instead of fighting each other. The future generations of children need strong men to lead them, but it is up to you to make good choices to be that strong man.
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