15 Secret fears and anxieties men 90% usually won’t speak about


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11They fear not being a man

For all the women out there, how many times have you stood amused over your man lying below the kitchen sink trying to fix it even though he can’t?? Well for many men, such things are a sign of being a man and if he can’t do so, it may cause a sense of inadequacy which is a false notion actually. If you can’t repair her hairdryer, it doesn’t make you less of a man. Remember an own doesn’t choose you as a partner because she wants a handyman around the house, she wants you to care for her not her objects. 

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12Scared of going to a doctor for certain checkups


Believe it or not, this is called the whitecoat syndrome where quite a few men loathe a doctor probing their nether regions or going for a checkup for conditions like hemorrhoids or prostate problems. As much as they can, they will try and treat the problem themselves till there is no option but to go to a doctor. But then too it is with some loathing. This is another reason why a magazine like Men’s Health gets a lot of subscribers because men can easily read about symptoms without pulling down their pants. 

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Men thrive on relevance. Be it doing work around the house, being the provider of the family or being the shoulder for his wife or partner to cry one. But! Make a man feel insignificant; make him feel like he is just your monthly paycheck and that can wound a man deeply. Unhappy partners make unhappy relationships. 

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As weird as it sounds, a man is actually terrified of disappointing or letting his woman down. He worries about making an oversight, saying things that may anger you or forget to do something you asked him to. Disappointment paves the way to irrelevance and rejection. Like it or not, men may hold a privilege to power in the world but at home, it is the women who pull the strings at home through affirmation and intimacy. As much argument and debate this may provoke, face it when a man wants intimacy and he is being rejected because of something he did, that’s something a man can come to terms with and fears a lot. 


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Finally, rejection because when you reject a man for someone else, it is an affront to the male psyche and the ego which every man develops in his life as a result of society stereotyping men as such. Thus men can stand rejection. They just cannot believe that a woman would choose someone else over them. In most cases.

Now the fear of rejection isn’t only specific to men but when a man hears no, be it in any situation, he just can’t come to terms with it. Of course, every emotionally healthy man will of course gradually get over such things but the initial rejection is to deep a wound for any man to take. 

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