I was deeply unnerved by what I read but I could not deny the truth of it: A significant number of men have no close male friends they can turn to for help or advice.
An article in The Telegraph also suggests making close friends as adults is rare, and for some guys, almost impossible.
Careers, marriages and kids eat into our free time and myriad distractions like television, the Internet and video games become substitutes for real, person-to-person, non-virtual social interaction.
Playing Fallout 4 or binging on Netflix during your downtime, rather than developing new relationships, is just easier.
While 11 percent of single men said they had no friends to turn to in a serious situation, that rose to 15 per cent among married men.
I’m no math wiz but that is 26 percent of adult men who have ZERO male friends to turn to when they need support.
The harsh reality is that there are some things a wife or a mother just can’t help us with.
That brings me to the About Men Posse.
I’ve known Chris, John, Rich and Silvio since we were in grade school and while we have occasionally drifted apart for a few years, I know every one of them would be there for me in a crisis.
Let me rephrase that.
Each and every one of them HAS been there for me in a crisis and they know that I have their back 24/7.
At the risk of a being on the receiving end of a merciless roasting from the dirtbags, I will go on record as saying I’m honored to be their friend and I love them like brothers.
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