Ask any love expert what the main cornerstone of a relationship is, and you will likely hear the same thing: communication. But for so many people, communication means to speak, when the real keys to a successful relationship is active listening and empathy. There's no sense in putting out what you feel about something if it's not going to be heard and considered by your partner. And within that simple statement lies the real reason so many people fear sharing their thoughts and feelings: They are vulnerable. They open themselves up to judgment and potential rejection. And for men — with the silent societal demands of "Be strong. Boys don't cry,” messange — the feelings of vulnerability can be even more pronounced.
But men do have much to share and have a stock pile of things they wish they could say. On the other hand, womena are always asking, "What are you thinking?" Men may not be completely comfortable sharing it, but there is much on their minds as regards to love and the women in their lives. I asked 500+ men what they thought about but were afraid to share with their significant others. During the discussions, their answers came real, raw, and with surprisingly similarities.
Please note that this isn't what ALL men think about when it comes to love and relationships. But as for subjects and issues they felt were too dicey to bring up to their significant others (meaning: it was "too honest" and they weren't comfortable), these were the top 10.