I had this conversation the other day. People look at men as though we are not supposed to feel emotion – we’re not supposed to hurt or grieve or cry or whatever. Chris Rock said men only get love when they are providing something. I was like “Wow, that’s kinda true.” All my life, I was taught I had to do this or that, that I had to be a provider to get that love. And the moment you don’t live up to those expectations people are allowed to treat you however they want to and you have to be understanding.
I learned that I could talk about this without anyone judging me for it. On Flawd you can just hear my pain or my happiness or my joy.