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Mas Macho! Ask Dr. Miro [What You Didn't Learn in Health Class]

Dear Dr. Miro,

I love my sensitive boyfriend. I really do. He is amazing in so many ways but sometimes I wish he could be more manly. How do I get him to be more macho?

Sincerely,

Woman Wants Man

Dear WWM,

This is an all too common issue for more and more women these days. Lines are blurring on what is and is not “manly” which can be both positive and negative. On one hand you want somebody who is sensitive to your needs, a great listener and an all around good (though often somewhat weenie) guy. On that other hand, it can feel really good to be caught up with a strong jerk of a stereotype.

Here is the key: you can not and will not change him. He is what he is. If you truly love Hombre Sensitivo, as you say you do, learn to accept him for who HE is – not who you hope he will be someday. Whether he is a big lovable wimp or your adored lug of a He-Man, you are not going to change him. Decide what you can and cannot live with and go from there.

Lust & Happiness,
Dr. Miro

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