This one's for all the men out there. You are amazing people! You are providers, supporters, fighters and lovers. You are fathers and grandfathers, brothers and sons. Yes. And you are supposed to be strong and show no signs of struggle or weakness...? NO! You are human. You hurt, you feel, you emote and you can break. But after that you are still a man. You are not immune to mental illness and you are entitled to support and help if it strikes.
I want you to think of this; when babies are born everyone in the room waits to hear that first cry. That first cry says "I'm alive". When you cry as a child it means "I'm hurt" "I need help" "I need attention" "I'm sad" and you can cry as an adult male. A strong man crying and tell us you are hurt, need attention, feel sad and need help. You can stop providing while you recover and be supported by someone else. You can be a tag team fighter rather than stand in the ring alone against a champion heavyweight.
It is refreshing and beautiful to see a man full of emotions! And if this isn't enough to show you how amazing you are and how you can show emotions then I will tell you this! Yes I am going for the sex sells approach (sexist or what!). It is in my nature to respond to cries and help whether that be a baby, child, woman, man, OAP, animal... I will respond to a cry with love and support. BUT if the one crying happens to be my man, my husband, although it breaks my heart to see it... it's bloody sexy too!