Opening Up Like a Man

In a past relationship I got some feedback on the way I came across to my partner as a 30 year-old, powerless child. At the time, I thought I was being vulnerable and sharing openly about my feelings.

She told me something I will never forget. “I have no problem with you telling me when you’re going through a hard time,” she said. “It’s just that you sound like a child when you’re talking.”

She was right.

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About Matthew Sloane

Matthew Sloane is the artist and author of 'Tulie's Garden', an illustrated story about his inner journey from boyhood to manhood.'