We process things differently from gals, one of the few things John Gray actually got right in his book.
Problems, worries, stress – guys fix them themselves, rather than looking weak to others. Or at least pull back and take the time to look their problems over before talking about them. It’s what we are taught, what is expected of us, and there are some suggestions it is hardwired in to us.
Dumb – maybe.
Normal – yes.
Put up with it, just letting him know you are there to talk when he needs it. He’ll talk when he is ready. It beats the fights that happen if he thinks you are nagging.