Re: Manly Man vs. Sensitive Man
My H is the best of both worlds, and I love it. He is the one who stays home with our boys during the day, so he is VERY nurturing and senstive. He has not always been this way(to our sons yes, but not always to me), and its really coming out in him now, since we had a horrid start to the year that almost destroyed our marriage. He appreciates me more now, and it shows every day.
So, yeah, I know I can go to him now, looking for a shoulder to cry on, looking to vent, looking to laugh...whatever; and he is there for me. At the same time, he takes care of all the "manly" duties, makes me feel protected and safe, and keeps the sexy, raunchy side of our relationship alive too. Though, its a big turn on for both of us when I take control in the sack....for us, its a good balance!!
For him though, I think the ability to embrace both sides of his personality is coming thru because at almost 30, he is finally starting to figure out who HE is, so he is becoming more comfortable in his own skin, and shrugging off the role his family placed him in for most of his life.