EXCERPT: Generally speaking, “men don’t want to believe they need help,” explains Yvonne Thomas, PhD, a Los Angeles–based psychologist who specializes in relationships. “It’s an old-school mentality, but many think they’re supposed to be stoic and tough, not weak and needy.”
That’s all well and good when, say, facing a home intruder. It’s not so beneficial when he’s got a pain in his chest that makes it hard for him to catch his breath. And it’s been going on for days.
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