Emotional Maturity

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  1. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    This meme showed up on my Facebook newsfeed:
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    So being the skeptical and inquisitive kind, I googled it myself:

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    And I think it’s hillarious. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
    Especially as the antics of the under-43 guys I train Jiu Jitsu with flit through my mind. :rofl:
     
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  2. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    Well yeah. Obviously.

    Not only that but when they turn 60 they revert back to childhood.
     
  3. Peanut Palomino

    Peanut Palomino Senior Member

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    I believe it.

    Although I think a lot of the problem is based in how boys are raised. I know so many men who've told me they weren't allowed to cry or show emotion when they were growing up. But their sisters were allowed to. If they never get a chance to express their feelings authentically, they can't be expected to know how to process them.

    Just my two cents.
     
  4. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Read Passages. It's pretty interesting.
     
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    slc Senior Member

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    Absolutely. Such training also makes it very difficult for males to deal with loss, grief, trauma and mental illness.
     
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  6. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    Wait, so they actually leave childhood at some point? :rofl:
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  7. Circle C

    Circle C Senior Member

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    This makes perfect sense to me given my current relationship. Hence the want to be single I suppose lol
     
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  8. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    I believe it. Heck, even as a girl, I often got either reprimanded for showing emotion OR, on the flip side, for not showing enough emotion. Talk about confusing! It makes it hard to develop a healthy relationship with emotion.
     
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    Arem Senior Member

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    So be single! Be free! It’s awesome!:D
    I’m loving it! Although... there is this guy I really like....:help:
     
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  10. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    It's one of the main reasons women divorce in their early thirties. They emotionally mature and get sick of making excuses for the men in their lives. They often didn't use practical judgement on choosing a life partner in the first place and only went with romanticism. Usually by then, they share children and responsibilities and find themselves at a loss.

    Passages is a book from the 80's I think, but the predictable behavior is dead on accurate.
     
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