I've been lurking on this sub for a couple of years now, seen it grow. TRP is now at a quarter million subscribers. That's pretty insane. It speaks very deeply about the current state of relationships in our Westernized countries. It's not a surprise that every time I see a friend that I haven't seen in a while on campus, I hear that he went through a shitty breakup and he's now trying to cope. This happens all the time now. It's become such a common theme for men to get fucked over by women emotionally and the only thing they get to say, over layers and layers of deep emotional trauma, is "it didn't work out"; only to find out she's with some other guy. It's become extremely hard to open up as guys nowadays.
Women tell men to open up, to embrace their feminine side, to cry more. I've come to realize that this is the equivalent of men telling women that it's okay to get fat. We want it to be this way, but biology, our instincts, simply don't allow it. It's just being polite.
This sub has helped me a lot in my life though it's absurd that it has to exist. It's a way for me to communicate with other men who've been through similar hell with women. It reflects the very toxic state of relationships nowadays. The fact that no one talks about this, only in very intimate situations, is beyond me. The more I talk with other men, the more I realize how it causes them to be depressive and repressive, in denial about it. Please speak up. It's tough, man.
Food for thought.
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edit 3: This post sure went viral around here. From reading the comments, I think we're all for the most part on the same page. We're pretty sick of this shit. After years of repressing your emotions, it gets crippling and you start compensating for it in ways you don't even realize. You can't repress your humanity. Even high quality men have to go through this game with western women, it's like untangling barbed wire, it's not worth it anymore. More and more men are just turning their backs on any kind of intimate contact with women. And to win at it you need to do the exact opposite of what society tells you, and this is why the 48 laws of power is so popular among CEOs and celebrities.
edit 4: Thank you for the gold random stranger