It is a common misconception that men don’t worry. The truth is, they do, and they worry about all sorts of things. Not every man will have the same fears or worries and not every man will want the same things out of life. But as women can overthink situations so can men, and more often than you realize. However, the main thing is that men don’t necessarily talk about their fears, concerns, or worries, they simply box them up in their head, compartmentalize, and carry on. But this can cause more harm than good.
Men can have big issues with mental health, and the rates of depression and anxiety amongst men are rising year on year. So what can you do about it? Talking can help and open up, but also realizes that some of the things you are overthinking are very normal concerns to have. With that in mind, here are some of the common ones.
One of the biggest worries a man can face is the worry of relationships. Relationships with their friends and families but also any intimate relationships that they may have with partners. Relationships can be tricky, and often if you are not one for opening up or sharing how you feel, then they can be hard work. Relationships with partners can be turbulent, marriage can end and relationships can come to a Raul end. The worry is whether you do enough or communicate to help turn things around if it is possible. Counseling as a couple can help, or working through difficult times with friends and families could help you move forward.
Another thing that men can worry about and isn’t commonly known is their appearance. Anything from the way their skin looks and hair to whether or not they are overweight. It could even be a situation where they are self-conscious of areas of their stomach where they may consider treatments like liposuction. There is a lot to do with an appearance that many don’t realize men can worry about. It is an area that can be easily changed, and it can help boost confidence and self-esteem.
A huge worry for most men will be their financial situation. They may worry about not earning enough, paying the bills, and affording things more than women can. They also have extra worries about being the breadwinner. Traditionally, men in a relationship would earn more than their female partner, however, this is not the case anymore and women have moved on to take on some high powered jobs. But it doesn’t mean to say that the traditions can still form a worry in the mind of a man for not feeling good enough.
A career is a personal journey and one that will be different for each of us. But it can also be a worry in a man’s life. They may worry about not taking those promotions or being offered them quickly enough. The moves that can earn them the big bucks, or being stuck in a career that they’d don’t feel passionate about or motivated to do. It can be all-consuming. While your career journey is personal and not everyone’s the same, the main advice can still stand. Understand what it is you want from a career, take the time to work out the necessary steps to make it happen, and then go for it.
Everyone can worry about the future. The uncertainty and unknown of it add to that, however, generally speaking, we can all worry about what life has in store for us. Whether we will live a long and happy life. Whether we will have enough money to survive, a job we love doing, a fulfilling relationship. What about when we retire? These are the things that can keep us up at night. The future is just something you have to work towards, and making good decisions now to help secure it can help to ease your worried mind. Things like savings, pensions, and also investments in property, for example.
Finally, family life can also be a big worry for a lot of men. It might be finding the right person to settle down with, having a family, and whether you will even be able to have children, and also everything that comes with it. School days, holidays, general day to day life. Family life works alongside other’s worries that you may have such as your finances and the stability of it all. It is very common and such as the future can be unknown. But all you can do is take each day as it comes and learn to make the most of it.
Hopefully highlighting some of the common worries that all men can face and overthink will put your mind at ease that it is all very normal.