Society would have you believe that men don’t have any feelings or show emotions, but in fact, men are as much emotional beings as women are. Yes, even so-called “real” men, too. The power of the spoken word is healing or detrimental–depending on how you use it. So let’s lift up the men we love with our words. Here’s nine phrases that the 100 men we surveyed wanted to hear:
“I’m proud of you.”
Men see their self-worth differently than women do. I remember being asked why I am so driven to succeed professionally. “Isn’t being a good man enough?” We strive towards goals and accomplishments whether it be at our job or a business we have chosen to start.
Much of our confidence is dependent on how well we do in accomplishing these goals. Having the support of the woman in our life and know that you think we are doing a good job (professionally or personally) is reassuring in ways that many other statements can never be.
Whether it is something small like picking up your prescription down the street, taking you to dinner, or getting that coffee in the morning — these two small words go a long way. Kindness should never be given to someone for the sake of a return, but appreciation should always be expressed when someone puts in effort.
“I see you!”
Men get down on themselves about their bodies, too. We all want to have better abs or a more defined chest. We want to feel like we can protect you and ourselves. We want to feel strong. We want to