I can tell you it isn’t easy to communicate as a guy, and if their is conflict … oh boy batten down the hatches.
I do believe there is a biological aspect to this which is due to brain structure.
I felt great through 2020, and in fact it was the best year yet on so many things. Then upon advice by a therapist I decided to process my rape, because I felt I was strong enough.
Well, I wasn’t. Now shit is just dark and it is a struggle. Even the high libido aspects of myself has gone dark and not much works. I am processing things, but you know what? My partner, I can’t talk to about this. I can try to talk to my therapist and maybe a close friend but that is it.
So my advice is this … it takes a lot of trust for a guy to let his guard and walls down. If he can’t, then one has to work with the person if society is brutal to women, it is even worse to a man’s inner self.