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    15 Jokes About How Men Don't Go To Therapy

    Dear men, please do your part.

    Before anyone comes for my throat, I'd like to preface this post by noting that studies have shown men are far less likely to seek mental health support than women.

    Fox

    My therapist has told me firsthand that she sees A LOT of men in couples sessions who should have sought help years ago. The only reason they're seeing her now is because their wives brought them in because of marital problems — many of which stem from the husband's unaddressed issues.

    Boomerang

    The big picture is this: Men need to stop seeing therapy as emasculating, or else the people closest to them are going to bear the brunt of their trauma. The discourse surrounding this issue has resulted in a humorous (and accurate) Twitter trend where people are listing all of the things men spend their time doing instead of seeking therapy. Here are some of the best ones:

    1.

    men will literally learn everything about ancient Rome instead of going to therapy

    Twitter: @lisatomic5

    2.

    men will literally teach you how to open a can of beans for 6 hours instead of going to therapy

    Twitter: @bocxtop

    3.

    Men will literally not let themselves get attached to anything they can’t walk out of in thirty seconds flat if they feel the heat around the corner instead of going to therapy

    Twitter: @brofromanother

    4.

    men would rather watch hours of James Gandolfini going to therapy instead of going to therapy....has anyone done this

    Twitter: @Srirachachau

    5.

    men will literally join 10 improv teams instead of going to therapy

    Twitter: @LilyYily

    6.

    men will literally get a whole new girlfriend instead of going to therapy 🥰

    Twitter: @uncleburra

    7.

    Men will literally go sit in the bathroom for 3 hours to poop instead of going to therapy

    Twitter: @verybritish123

    8.

    Men will literally put out 4 self-funded singer-songwriter albums instead of going to therapy

    Twitter: @mlockwoodporter

    9.

    Men will literally dress up like a bat and fight criminals and costumed villains by night instead of going to therapy

    Twitter: @joshcarlosjosh

    10.

    Men will literally invent Facebook before going to therapy

    Twitter: @jedwill1999

    11.

    Men will literally live in a moving castle and transform into a giant bird instead of going to therapy

    Twitter: @abrahamjoseph

    12.

    men will literally start a new workout routine instead of going to therapy

    Twitter: @adamgreattweet

    13.

    men will literally leave you stranded in the middle of the woods and run to Italy to try and sacrifice themselves instead of going to therapy 🙄

    Twitter: @Twilight

    14.

    Men will literally apply to be on The Bachelorette instead of going to therapy

    Twitter: @slicey_slice

    15.

    Men will literally travel around the world in a sleigh giving presents to strangers instead of going to therapy.

    Twitter: @RichelleMeiss

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