When you think about discussing your trauma with the women in your life, how do you feel? For many men, doing so seems too shameful or risky.
It can be hard to get vulnerable around women, but they’re important to our healing. Manifestations of our trauma can affect the women in our lives, and they want to help see us thrive. Because healing is a win-win for everyone.
If you’re a woman who wants to support a man in your life, here are some reminders:
- There’s no set speed for healing. His healing will happen at its own pace, and a little patience goes a long way.
- He might have intense feelings of shame around his trauma. Being supportive really, really helps.
- If you’ve been hurt as a result of his unhealthy trauma processing, it’s important that he acknowledges that.
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In what helpful ways could the women in your life support your healing journey?
By Matt Burton