It isn’t ALWAYS a gendered issue. But sometimes it is. If anyone says their anxiety comes from a place relational to gender, it would be wise for us as the receivers of the message to listen!
If you are telling me you as a man have had anxiety because of a woman’s behavior, I am not going to tell you that you are wrong.
What right do I have to do such a thing? It is a terrible thing to invalidate another person’s reality.
You’re not horrible. So don’t do that.