Men can enter into relationships that are unfulfilling, even harmful too. For too many individuals in these situations, these interactions may seem normal and healthy when they are not.
- hang out in other places where your partner is less likely to be present
- have repeating or unresolved conflicts that continually show up
- arguments can’t seem to be resolved
- things get brushed under the carpet
- inappropriate anger responses
When a parent is creating obstacles to the other parent having connection and a good relationship with the child. This can range from saying negative things about the other partner, limiting access to the child, or demanding money.
Seperation & Divorce
When one partner is questioning or decides to end the relationship. There are two sides of this one – getting out, and/or mending the relationship.
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Employment & Wealth
When you are not earning as much money as you would like or can’t afford things you want, or are having troubles with your boss, work schedule or pay.
Violence at Work
This might come in forms of bullying, gossip, employers taking advantage, having your hours changed suddenly and difficulty collecting fair wages.
Addiction is when you are consuming more than you used to, you have tolerance and need to consume more, or are trying to consume less/quite and find it difficult to do so.
Often these consequences stemming from substance use including broken relationships, difficulty at work, challenging family issues and less enjoyment of life.
If you are experiencing any of these difficulties as a result of your substance use, you may have an addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Violence at Home
Many Men think of violence as a physical thing, however, our experience is many Men experience emotional and psychological violence from their partners that they don’t recognize.
This emotional violence, eventually reemerges as either anger, yelling, drinking, bullying and sometimes physical violence as these are strategies to process internalized anger, opression, and sadness.
This is part of the larger pattern of domestic violence. This leads to the breakdown of relationships, work opportunities, and alienation from community and supports.
Many mistakenly think that depression equates to feeling sad or suicidal.
Less recognized signs are isolation, lack of motivation, not enjoying normal daily activities, boredom, workaholism.
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