Sometimes men think they have to lie, going against the integrity and honor they hold so dear, simply because they are afraid of how we’ll react. Men don’t enjoy lying but they enjoy our crazy, off-the-handle, emotionally-charged reactions even less.
If a man felt that he could tell you something upsetting without hurting you, he would. Have you noticed how incredibly uncomfortable women’s tears make men? Making a woman cry is the ULTIMATE FAIL, because men want nothing more than to please and make us happy.
I want to be a better woman and hold a safe space for men to reveal their honest truth. I am also an emotional creature by design, so I will have to teach my men to fearlessly hold space for my tears.
(These are thought extensions of Alison Armstrong’s works. In case you haven’t received my constant memo: ALL would HIGHLY benefit from reading and listening to everything she’s created.)