So the question might be, Just how do I create relationships like that? Good question, for me it was just learning to be open and not being afraid to approach other men, especially when I feel a connection with them. You know the feeling. You meet someone and instantly you feel connected with them, like you have been friends for a long time. That feeling alone can often times scare a man.
Don't be fearful. Chances are the other man is feeling the same connection with you, but is in the same place. I have to say that every time I have followed that feeling I have ended up with a great friend. And often times I have had to be the teacher and help them get over the fear factor of having a more meaningful deep friendship.
I hug all my friends, express to them often how much I appreciate them and I open up and share with them. There are just things that only men can understand and I seek understanding from them.
I have found that all men are on the same journey. We all want to be better and whether or not we will admit it we want more out of our friendships.
For me being a real man is being able to create meaningful intimate transparent relationships with other men. Take a risk. It has been the greatest thing I have ever done.
And truth be known men, when you learn how to have these kind of relationships with men in improves your relationships with the women in your lives.
There is a lot of criticism with about men in the early days. From their actions many assumptions are made. The letters they wrote to each other were like love letters, filled with kind words and loving thoughts. They also slept in the same bed when traveling, held hands, and were very affectionate to each other. How about this assumption, They were friends that understood just how to be a good friend. They were comfortable enough with who they were to be a good friend. I love the passionate letters they wrote to each other, I love affection they displayed to each other in public. I love those stories and have decided I want to be that kind of man.
Join me men everywhere. Let's create the kind of friendships we want and not let the world dictate to us how to be a friend. Take a chance. Enjoy the journey.
Friend of Men Everywhere