Occasionally the universe (also known as “my Facebook feed”) will give me things to be annoyed about, which I appreciate because I could always use new topics. The latest example was a post from Elite Daily: “How He Became Broken: 3 Ways Men Never Fully Recover From Heartbreak”, which tops my list of “I don’t even know where to start”.
Except maybe like this…
Articles like this make me twitch because they treat socialization like destiny and gender differences as set in stone. The truth of the matter is, heartbreak sucks, but men aren’t taught how to heal from it. The problem isn’t that men are inherently more easily damaged by heartbreak and sorrow but that we’re taught to be disconnected from our damn emotions. So I want to start off an irregular series of posts I like to call Emotional Intelligence with a little about how to not let heartbreak break you.