Toxic Shame in Men
Shame can become toxic for all genders, but for men, shame presents a particular catch-22.
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By Dr T J Jordan
We give our boys very conflicting messages. We teach them to pursue strength and to avoid weakness. We warn them not to be overly emotional. We tell them not to cry. Yet, we require them later to be emotionally available in intimate…