We tend to shy away from the idea of being vulnerable or opening up about our struggles to the people in our lives. It may be difficult or uncomfortable because there is an associated stigma that says men can't allow themselves to show weakness. When we don't express our frustrations, we end up carrying a weight that's tossed to the back. This causes a sense of isolation and discouragement, and we start to feel alone.
We are not called to deal with our lives alone. And we are not weak when we show vulnerability. A real man is not afraid of real talk.