Matthew, i feel a similar sense of both frustration and relief in therapy. on one hand, it is helpful to have a professional try and understand what I go through as an ASA male. He always says I'm the first ASA case he has ever had. Awesome. I feel like I'm in such good hands. But he does try.
It seems like no matter where we go as ASA men, we're in this position of being the "Speakers' Bureau" on the subject and we have to educate the very people who are supposed to help us.
“If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.”
- Saint John of the Cross