Why Is The Loneliness Epidemic Higher In Men?
The reason for this is seemingly down to how men are told they should act or be at an early age. This idea of masculinity that has been proven to be BS numerous times continues to be taught. Thus, men feel like asking for help somehow lowers their ability to come across like a “real man.” Men simply have a problem admitting they’re lonely. Older men more than most have this issue.
When men get married, a lot of changes might happen. They hang out less with certain friends, then feel connected to their wives who are not exactly capable of giving them the type of male friendship they need. It causes friction, yet men often just suck it up. Men do not like to admit they need help because they feel it’s not manly. In reality, the best thing a man can do is address the issue he has. It might seem odd that a man would want to admit to this or try to make friends.
However, it’s truly not and even a great thing to do. It seems like older men address this less than younger men. Baby Boomers might repress whereas Millennials will admit to the issue. This is clearly due to the change in our culture and social environment. Honestly, this is a giant cultural positive for men. Hopefully, this will lead to men realizing it’s okay to admit to loneliness. Then they can address the issue.