In a workshop I lead,
a woman—a wife—
that she never realized
She’s always assumed
that when a coach creates a space
in which men
can be brave enough
to expose their feelings
of fear and shame
the complexity gets articulated.
It’s difficult o articulate what we’ve yet to learn how,
especially when there is social risk.
It often feels easier
or to repress.
Many men live this way
their entire lives.
There’s significant misunderstanding
between men & women.
but overly simplistic misinformation
(i.e. Men are from Mars,
Women are from Venus)
These may mask things in the short term,
but things can eventually erupt.