Struggles men face that women don’t know about
Women and men are different, whether it’s how we dress, how we work, or how we relate to one another, and most of the time, this is okay because we accept that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. But sometimes, there are things men go through that women just can’t understand because they haven’t experienced it themselves. Here are six of the biggest struggles men face that women don’t know about—and could never imagine going through themselves.
1) Testosterone imbalance
Most men are born with higher levels of testosterone than women. This can lead to a number of problems, including: aggression, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, testosterone levels can fluctuate throughout a man’s life, which can exacerbate these issues. That’s why it’s important for all men over the age of 25 to have their testosterone checked on an annual basis.
2) A long day at work
Most women have no idea what a long day at work looks like for a man. We work long hours, often in high-pressure environments. And at the end of the day, we’re expected to come home and be on for our families. It’s a lot of pressure and can be very exhausting.
3) Relationships are hard
Most people enter into a relationship with the hope that it will be easy and effortless. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Relationships take a lot of work, and even the best ones can be challenging at times. Here are six struggles men face in relationships that women may not be aware of.
- We often have to put up a front. Society expects men to be strong and stoic, which can make it difficult to express our emotions. When we’re going through a tough time, we may bottle things up instead of reaching out for help.
- We’re expected to make all the first moves. From asking you out on a date to saying I love you, it’s often seen as our responsibility to initiate things in a relationship.
4) Establishing independence
Most women grow up with a strong sense of independence. They are taught to be self-sufficient and to rely on themselves. Men, on the other hand, are not always given the same opportunity to develop this independence. As a result, many men struggle with feelings of inadequacy and insecurity. This can lead to problems in relationships and in other areas of life.
5) Being a man in today’s society
- We are expected to be strong, both physically and emotionally.
- We are supposed to be the breadwinners and providers for our families.
- We have to deal with the pressure of being the man of the house.
- We are expected to be stoic and not show our emotions.
- We are often judged more harshly than women when it comes to our appearance.
- We can be held back by outdated gender roles and expectations.
6) Trying to please everyone around you
Society tells men they have to be strong and stoic. They can’t show any weakness or emotion. This can be incredibly difficult and often leads to men bottle up their feelings instead of expressing them. This can result in a range of problems, from depression to anxiety. Trying to please everyone around you is an impossible task and one that can take a toll on your mental health. Men are encouraged to not express themselves so when the pressures mount, it’s hard for them to find release. When this happens over time, it can lead to serious consequences. Many men suffer in silence because they feel like they’re not allowed to talk about what’s going on with them; but there are people who want and need to hear these stories. And when someone finally does come forward, the whole world feels lighter because there’s less pressure bearing down on him (and other men).