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Things Men Would Rather Do Than Go To Therapy

Dear men, please do your part.

Before anyone comes for my throat, I’d like to preface this post by noting that studies have shown men are far less likely to seek mental health support than women.

My therapist has told me firsthand that she sees A LOT of men in couples sessions who should have sought help years ago. The only reason they’re seeing her now is because their wives brought them in because of marital problems — many of which stem from the husband’s unaddressed issues.

The big picture is this: Men need to stop seeing therapy as emasculating, or else the people closest to them are going to bear the brunt of their trauma. The discourse surrounding this issue has resulted in a humorous (and accurate) Twitter trend where people are listing all of the things men spend their time doing instead of seeking therapy. Here are some of the best ones:

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