You may get the feeling sometimes that your guy has no fears and doesn’t worry about anything. The truth is that he’s probably just keeping them to himself like a lot of men do. Men are human too and feel fear just like you. It may be hard for him to express himself to you, so it’s helpful to be aware of fears he might be hiding.
Here are 10 common fears that many men keep quiet:
1. Body Insecurities
As women, it’s easy to get caught up thinking that we are the only ones pressured to look a certain way, but it’s the same for men. While men may not express it as openly or frequently as women, they too worry about the way their bodies look.
2. Money Troubles
Guys have a heavy sense of pressure on them that they need to be the main provider in any relationship they find themselves in. This leaves them with persistent money worries. Whether they worry about not making enough money or trying to find ways to increase their income, be sure it’s something he’s thinking about.
3. Being Tall Enough
There seems to be some unspoken guideline that men are supposed to be taller than the women they’re with, and this causes them a lot of fear and anxiety. Height is something that is completely out of his control, and the thought that it could play a role in his chances of landing the girl of his dream terrifies him.
Men are primal creatures and when they sense competition, their fear senses spike. Whether you mention a co-worker or an old male friend, your guy is probably feeling the familiar sense of threat.
5. Lack of Experience
You’re not the only one worried about making mistakes. When a guy has little experience in relationships, he spends the majority of his time worrying about his romantic interactions and if they were satisfactory.
6. Hair Styling
Men can be hairy creatures and this is a source of insecurity and confusion for them. They spend a lot of time thinking about how they should handle their body hair in terms of keeping it natural or styling it. Let your guy know you love him as he is.
7. What They’re Eating
Guys are not garbage disposals as we women sometimes let our minds believe. Men care just as much about their diets as you do. While they may not discuss the current ‘diet’ they’re following, chances are that many men you know are watching their calories and nutritional intake.
8. How the Relationship is Going
You’re not the only one worrying and thinking about the state of your relationship so take some of the pressure off of yourself. Your guy cares just as much as you do about keeping things balanced and happy between you, and when he notices things veering off track, he experiences fear.
9. Your Past Partners
When a guy learns that you’ve had a lot of partners before him, he worries about how he will stack up. He may not tell you how he’s feeling so try to express to him that you appreciate him for who he is and don’t compare him to anyone in your past.
10. Letting It All Go and Show
There are many men out there are afraid to express their emotions because they’ve been taught that this will make them seem weak. You may think your guy is just super emotionally strong and doesn’t experience misgivings like you do, but in reality, he probably doesn’t feel comfortable sharing with you. Create a safe environment between you and you will see him open up.
Guys are just as vulnerable as women. They just need a little extra encouragement to show their true colors.
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