The whole time I was reading this from top to bottom, my only thought was “I wish my father could read and understand English.” My mother just passed away and my father is struggling with his sorrow because men are supposed to be strong and not vulnerable (apparently only women can be emotional and hysterical as you said).

Thank you for writing this witty beautiful piece (I really like your style of writing!). I hope more men read this and find the courage to ask for help :)

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