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What’s hiding under men’s anger?

Men's Anger

What’s hiding under men’s anger?

Do you know which are the most commonly recognised emotions for many men? It’s frustration and anger. When I consult with blokes, many present their first emotional responses to a myriad of challenges in life. Often it’s expression of frustration and anger. Men talk about a variety of issues in counselling such as: Losing a […]
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men and relationships

6 Behaviours For Happy Relationships

(This is a guest post by R.Deighton & S. Bird) Relationships can often be confusing especially in times of stress and conflict. Luckily, there are things that can be learnt which enable each partner to make a positive contribution to the relationship and increase relationship and overall life satisfaction. There are four main “activities” that […]
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communication skills

Communication in Relationships – Don’t stay stuck in your head!

Poor communication is one of the most common reasons why relationships struggle. Communication is as much about emotion as it is about intellect. Pragmatic thought and rational communication are of course necessary. We all need to navigate aspects of life in rational and logical ways. The strength to think on our feet and have a […]
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The Courage of Vulnerability – Sharing a Man’s Story

Living with vulnerability is part of being human. There is no getting around it. However, many of us blokes try. Some of the ways we avoid vulnerability include: Controlling our emotions Become distracted with work Strive for material success Pay all our attention on pragmatism Heavily rely on physical attributes as measure of self esteem […]
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MASCULINITY

Masculinity – What kind of man are you?

Have you ever been asked this question? Depending on who is asking it and how it’s being delivered it could be loaded with pressure, judgement and a dig at your masculinity. Or, it could have a more gentle tone of curiosity and reflection, which is my aim here! When a bloke enters a counselling room […]
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anger

Are you really just feeling frustration and anger?

Frustration and anger are emotions familiar to lots of men. Maybe we should have a World Frustration and Anger Day! Many guys express frustration and anger as their first response to a variety of life experiences such as: Losing a parent A rude boss Tiredness Caring for elderly parents Ongoing physical Injury Recurring physical illness […]
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