Texas Tech University

Why Will Men Do Literally Anything To Avoid Going To Therapy?

Mirel Zaman

May 25, 2021

MSN - The pandemic has driven many people into — or back into — therapy. Though men...as the saying goes, do anything but go to therapy.

“When it comes to men, we know they are more likely to try and repress feelings anyway because ‘You shouldn't have feelings as a man.' That's the social messaging,” Paul Ingram, an assistant professor of counseling psychology in Texas Tech University's Department of Psychological Sciences, told Newswise. It's no wonder they turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as substance use or, you know, inventing a god in the shape of their own image and then shaping society as a whole around that invention. What else are they supposed to do?

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