— MaleSurvivor (@MaleSurvivorORG) October 22, 2014
But what happens when we follow that advice? Eventually the strain of all our burdens will overwhelm even the strongest man. When overwhelmed, many of us begin to shut down or disconnect. We pull back from the world and turn to any distraction that takes us out of the present unhappiness. But disconnection comes at a high price. It often leads to a sense of passivity. Passivity, in turn, leads to feeling trapped, powerless, and without hope. From there can be a pretty short step to destructive behavior unless we find a way to seek out the help and support we all deserve.