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Mr. Fix-It: Emotional Communication Across Gender Lines

“My emotional state is not a piece of IKEA furniture.” I found myself saying this to my partner the other night. I was working on a stressful project, hadn’t been feeling well, and was jumping through some annoying bureaucratic hoops at my university. I wanted to talk about my frustrating feelings and my partner wanted to help “fix” them. I’m now laughing at what a ridiculous gender cliché this is. Continue Reading →