Clint Eastwood. John Wayne. Marlon Brando. James Dean. Symbols of the quintessential American Man, these men (and others like them) collectively portrayed hundreds of heros in movies over the past century. Strong, silent, not to be messed with; they were men of action, not words. They rarely showed strong emotions. They have been role models for men in modern America and beyond.
It turns out that they were protecting themselves from emotional upset to prevent physical disease. Not consciously, of course, but men have learned over the centuries to suppress strong emotion in order to keep themselves healthier.
Women need to understand this if they want to have satisfying long term relationships with men. We can't reasonably expect men to emote the way we do, or to respond the way we do to disharmony. I'm not letting men off the hook for being present in the relationship; I'll explain how they can stay present and protect themselves from the effects of emotions.
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