so I just want to say this. People are bad mouthing Bruce for this, the same way they badmouthed Pepper (for 1290329032 things but specifically, this time around, the time where she leaves Tony panicked after his suit attacks her.
they are not superhuman beings, (okay Bruce kind of is but not emotionally!) they are human and have their own issues and PEPPER WAS JUST ATTACKED OKAY and Bruce is CONSTANTLY warring with himself and his emotions and guilt (I firmly believe Bruce is manic/major depressive, too) and its HARD to deal with other peoples shit when your own is staring you in the face.
Look at his puppy eyes, he IS sorry. He also knows that it’s exhausting and debilitating sparing what little emotional health/energy/strength/what have you on another person when you need everything you can get. You can’t help someone if you can’t help yourself, focusing on your own well-being has to come before focusing on others or else it’ll be a total clusterfuck for everyone involved.
and to be honest, Tony probably talked about 120948239058209348238092 other things before he got to the fucking point, I mean, Bruce fell asleep during the elevator scene, HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK TONY TALKED UP TO THAT POINT? IT’S TONY.
Speaking of, it’s TONY, I feel like he’d probably a) turn Bruce’s own tales of woe into a story about himself b) fall asleep, or c) get bored and change the subject if Bruce tried talking to HIM. They’re bros, they’re there for each other and care about each other, but they aren’t psychiatrists, especially not each others. They really don’t need to be.
Also Pepper is Tony’s girlfriend NOT HIS PSYCHIATRIST. don’t fucking badmouth pepper because she hasn’t and wont give up on or abandon tony ever. I will find you. And I will smack you in the mouth.
In short STOP CRITICIZING HUMAN BEINGS WITH THEIR OWN ISSUES WHO ARE NOT TRAINED THERAPISTS OR PSYCHIATRISTS FOR NOT ACTING LIKE TRAINED THERAPISTS OR PSYCHIATRISTS AND FOR ACTING LIKE HUMAN BEINGS GODDAMN.