Life is designed to let us learn from our past, not to be trapped by it.
Masculinity itself is not toxic. But gendered violence and increasing male loneliness should spark conversation and action about how we define it.
You just have to keep moving. Even if it means treading water until the waves calm.
Yes, expectations of grandeur and fulfillment can kill a marriage. But expectations of equality, dignity, and mutual respect can actually save it.