Both men and women worry about different things that can cause stress and anxiety. But the difference between men and women is that women talk more than men. Men, however, take on a lot of the worry themselves. These can then be the main factors that cause stress and anxiety in a man's life.
A man's health is one of the biggest causes of stress and anxiety in their lives. It can be quite confusing as a lot of the time men don’t like to discuss certain health issues. Men are least likely to attend a doctor's appointment and share concerns about their health until the last minute. Especially for more sensitive health concerns like erectile dysfunction.
The way to alleviate the stress some of these issues can cause is by seeking some medical advice as soon as you can.
Marriage can be a huge cause of stress and anxiety in a man’s life. Especially when the marriage is hitting a crisis point. A lot of men don’t like to talk about their feelings, but it doesn’t mean they don’t have them. There are a lot of factors that can cause stress in marriage. Things like parenthood, In-laws and sexual frustration to name a few. Many women would be happy to discuss these issues at great length. But some men don’t like to talk too much about it.
You can ease the stress and anxiety that a problematic marriage can cause by communicating more. Or seeking some therapy to discuss the issues.
Having a career or even just having a job can be a real cause of stress for anyone. But a lot of men don’t like to admit if they are having problems for fear of looking weak. A lot of the stress people will feel is down to finding the right work/life balance. If work is taking over your life, then this can be the biggest cause of stress and may lead to other problems.
Stress in work can easily be solved by reducing work load or speaking to your employer for help and advice.
Your financial situation can have a real strain on your mind. With things like high debt levels being the main cause. Other causes of financial stress can be low savings rates and a volatile stock market. Making bad choices with your finances can cause you many problems. Financial stress can have a big effect on how you live and also may cause further problems. Men tend to take ownership of things like this so it can cause you more stress than usual if you don’t share the burden of financial decisions.
Men will also worry about the future just as much as women can. They can worry about their children's futures. Their finances for the future with pensions and investments. Even their career path and life choices can all cause stress and anxiety when you worry about the future.
I hope by being more aware of the causes may help reduce the stress in your life.