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Relationship Issues for Men

How to love or be a supportive partner are not subjects we’re taught in school. Learning about your role in love, sex and intimacy is a great way to create and sustain a healthy relationship.

Only until a couple of centuries ago, arranged marriages were the norm, designed to unite families and ensure inheritance lines. But relationships in the modern world are abound with choice, and we’re meant to trust our feelings, rather than do what we’re told by our family, when choosing the right partner. Cue the relationship issues.

We’re not taught how to recognize our feelings of attraction, how to pick the right mate or even how a healthy relationship works. Instead, we’re expected to figure things out as we go. For some of us, this means relying on what we experienced in childhood, where the love we received wasn’t necessarily about care and tenderness, leading to toxic relationships in the future. For others, this means we have some okay-ish relationships, but we’re left wondering if we’re with the right person or doing the right thing concerning parenthood, communication, and expressing love.

Rather than continuing to fall for the wrong person, being perpetually unhappy, or questioning if we’re doing the right things in our relationships, we can work with a professional to learn what type of person is right for us, shift our perception of what a meaningful relationship should be, and teach us how to be better partners.

1 in 3

1 in 3 teens will be in an abusive or unhealthy dating relationship.

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51 percent of men have felt fearful or uncomfortable in their current relationship.

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The suicide risk for an unmarried man is 39 percent higher than a married man.

– Psych Central

Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

An unhealthy relationship is when one or both partners are emotionally and/or physically damaging to another. It can cause stress, anxiety, depression, or grief, which in turn can negatively impact your physical and mental wellbeing in a number of ways:

  • Feeling tired and drained
  • Frequent illnesses
  • Headaches
  • General aches and pains
  • Changes in appetite
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Feeling insecure
  • Self-centred behaviour
  • Controlling, dominating
  • Hostile atmosphere
  • Resigned, checked-out
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Substance abuse

Relationship Issues can be in different forms

There are many types of relationship issues that men can have. It impacts different people in different ways at any stage of life and can last short-term to long-term, with differing levels of severity.

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