Male Loneliness and the Need for Friendship

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Male loneliness is endemic in American culture. Men are supposed to stand alone, not rely on others, and perpetually ‘cowboy up’. But is this good for men? And how does it impact the women they rely on for emotional support? To be honest, it’s not good for either gender. Nor is it good for the workplace and human productivity. The simple truth is men need male friends they can trust and turn to for empathetic support. Recently, Slate and Harper’s Bazaar have posted incredibly interesting articles on this topic. To read them, click the links below.

Men Have No Friends and Women Bear the Burden

Male Loneliness Starts in Boyhood