Why are some men so terrible, and what can we do about it? Many people, including clients, have erlationship asking what's wrong with men. The answer is complicated.
Diane Barth, psychotherapist A woman I was interviewing recently told me that a loooking months into a promising relationship, the man she was seeing suddenly stopped answering her texts. Worried, she sent him an and then tried calling him, with the same : No reply. Then she discovered that she was also blocked from his social media.
What had happened? She had just experienced ghostingthe increasingly common social phenomenon of being dropped without a word of explanation.
Like many women in this situation, she first tried to figure out what she had done to cause the problem. And then she realized it was not her fault. Why do they behave like this in relationships? It might seem like a simple question, but the answer is complicated.
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More feminism. They write that some men who hurt others, whether intentionally or not, are simply not good people but others are good people who, for a variety of reasons, engage relatiknship not-good behavior. A lack of emotion, we communicate to boys from an early age, is the path to power, strength, authority and control — all traits we still identity positively with masculinity. As long as some men relationshp powerful positions act as though abuse and power-mongering is their right, others will follow in their footsteps.
So, what can we do about it? Several of the men I spoke with said that we need to begin to educate boys about feelings and empathy from an early age — which, I agree, is an excellent relatiobship.
But until that happens, women might consider how we choose to react, which is really the only thing in our control. Related Opinion Does power damage male brains? MeToo prompts us to examine the motivations of abusers.
And in the case of ghosting, or otherwise being dropped by someone with whom you thought you had goos relationship. And second, that there are men out there who do not buy into the popular image of masculinity as unfeeling and unconnected. So, maybe see if you can let yourself get to know a couple of men who are a little — can I say?
Those men need to be sought out and celebrated. The more we gut the positive, the more likely they will become the role models for other men. Diane Barth.