Traditional Masculine Norms
One primary reason men hesitate to embrace therapy stems from traditional masculine norms deeply embedded in society. From a young age, boys are often taught to be strong, resilient, and self-reliant. Seeking help for emotional struggles may be perceived as a deviation from these norms, making men reluctant to admit vulnerability. Overcoming this barrier involves reshaping societal perceptions of strength and acknowledging that seeking assistance is a courageous step, not a sign of weakness.