This week’s Ask An Expert features Relationship Coach Matt Hilliard-Forde and three questions from our viewers.
1. How do I get out of a toxic relationship?
Relationships can have a gravitational pull on us, and it can be a struggle to leave the orbit of a toxic one. When I was struggling to leave a toxic relationship, I found it really helpful to write a list of all the benefits of leaving. Think about all areas of your life – health, finances, family, friends, career, spiritual. Come up with at least 20 benefits – with this relationship behind you, what will your life look like, how will you feel, what will you have time for?Read More
This week we ask Dale Curd three questions from our viewers about coaching.
How are Coaching and Mentoring Different?
“Coaching and mentoring are both different and the same. Specifically, an executive coach is often someone who has specific training in the areas of human development and performance training and they excel at helping you achieve your goals through encouragement and by surfacing the limiting beliefs and behaviours which are handcuffing or sabotaging your performance.Read More
Relationships are great right? Having someone who’s there for us is priceless. But, relationships also require effort, intention, and a lot of self work from both partners- but it’s doable and worth it.
A recent survey from online dating portal EHarmony showed that 64% of Americans are very happy in their relationship. An indication that all of the hard work is certainly worthy in order to enjoy the satisfaction from a healthy relationship.
The constant excitement, longing for each other, navigating your respective wants and needs, the occasional fights, and then making up – all make romantic relationships a bumpy yet pleasurable ride.Read More
Your partner says they feel taken for granted by you.
A. Rush to apologize so they feel better
B. Tell them all the reasons why they shouldn’t feel that way?
C. Get curious about the reason why?
I used to select options A and B. I would rush to give my partner all the reasons why they shouldn’t feel taken for granted, all the things I do for them, for us, for the relationship.Read More
We all have that famous or shiny person who we look up to, right? And hearing them speak about some of their challenges and struggles which are like ours, somehow makes us feel better.
Anxiety is a persistent form of worry, even fear. It’s a condition that can affect not only older individuals, but young people too. In children, it can come in the form of anger, irritability, even isolation, which in some cases might disrupt school, home, or play activities.Read More
Have you ever had that frustrating experience where your woman comes to you with a situation, a problem. You can see the solution clear as day. But when you present the solution she gets mad? It’s so frustrating!
Why isn’t it valued and appreciated by her?
Because in this moment she wants to be seen and heard. She wants to be connected with in her experience. It requires a very different approach than problem solving, one that is so alien to many men you might not even know what I’m talking about.Read More
Parenting is a full-time job. And it begins right from the initial moments of pregnancy. Many men, on becoming fathers, find themselves seeking answers to valid and important questions like “What are the duties of a father during pregnancy?” or “How do I help my partner during and after pregnancy?”
Studies show that the father’s involvement in their partner’s pregnancy improves birth outcomes, indicating that both parents have a crucial role to play in pregnancy and childbirth.Read More
Pissed off? Yeah, there’s a lot of that going around. Of over 34,000 18 years and older adults in the U.S, 7.8% displayed “inappropriate, intense, or poorly controlled anger”. In the UK, over 30% of those polled reported knowing someone close to them who has difficulty controlling their anger. And yet, not even a seventh of those people seek help.
Anger is natural and to be expected in stressful and/or emotional situations.Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic is placing a significant strain on many marriages, co-habited, and long term relationships. While some couples have weathered the storm, others reached their breaking points. The ripple effect of the uncertainty connected with COVID-19 mounted a lot of pressure on couples, and separating or divorcing individuals were not immune.Read More
At some point in our life most of us guys will experience and face anxiety in some form: wanting to make a good first impression at a new job, nervously coming back to the gym after a break, discomfort around dating — it happens to every man. Anxiety is more distinct than being a little stressed, though. It is a deep feeling of helplessness and worry that interferes or sabotages your daily routine and possibly your health. Anxiety is known to induce panic attacks, insomnia, and absentmindedness.Read More