I don’t mean to sound all dramatic but i feel like I am incredibly emotionally frail at the moment. There were times last week when I was sure I was literally on the verge of emotional crisis. But I feel like I did, eventually, manage to save myself from that particular brink. Though I think, for a while at least, I will still be teetering on the edge somewhere. It wont take much to make me topple over but equally it wouldn’t take much to save me either. If you were the right person and if you knew how.
To be frail is to be weak and delicate – apparently once upon a time in the US It was a slang word for women. The independent part of me is horrified by this! To assume that we are all fragile flowers is entirely short sighted and frankly really quite offensive. This was from 1900 something though, I am optimistic that things have moved on! But is there something in it?
In my experience we are ( and I am generalising here, so bare with me ) much more emotional than men. Have you ever been in circumstances that make you would to disagree? Is it that the emotional wiring of men is just so different or is it that they might just be a whole loads better at concealing things?
There are times in life where we will all find ourselves in an emotionally frail no man’s land. I think it is how we navigate out of it that is what counts, that is what will define us.