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If You Keep Doing the Same Thing, You Should Expect the Same Result.

Blog – Men’s Posts

Are You Showing Up as the Man You Want to Be?

The most difficult situations we face in life give us the opportunity to show up as either the best version of ourselves – or the worst.

A client, who I will call Tom, was preparing to have that difficult conversation with his wife, where he tells her he has decided he wants to separate. He has been unhappy for quite some time, and there have been many arguments. She knows he has been unhappy, but she didn’t know how to fix the issues they were facing as a couple.

Moving through a separation or divorce can prove to ...continue reading...

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Giving & Getting Advice on Your Difficult Decision

How many times has someone sought your advice and asked you what to do about a difficult situation? How many times have you asked for advice yourself only to not follow what those well-intentioned people have told you?

Clients of mine seek counsel with family about their struggling marriages only to hear about how they should make it work at all costs. They will also receive wisdom from friends and confidants that will tell them it’s time to leave the marriage. And yet, you’re still feeling stuck, absolutely paralyzed, not knowing how to move forward but also not ...continue reading...

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Divorce and Emotions

In most divorces, there is usually one person that is asking for the divorce and one that is not. Most would believe that the one asking for the divorce gets to bypass the pain of the loss associated with the divorce, but that’s not necessarily true. No one gets out of divorce free of hurt, even when you’re the one initiating it. Often times however, the one being left seems to have a different type of healing to do from the hurts inflicted from unwinding a marriage.

I had been married for six years. I knew we had ...continue reading...

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When We Take Responsibility, it Provides the Ability to Respond

“The more you take responsibility for your past and present, the more you are able to create the future you seek.” – Author Unknown

Sam and Annie has been married for 20 years.

Sam worked hard and spent many long hours away from home working in his office. Providing was how he showed love for his family, plus he enjoyed his career and was quite good at it.

Sometimes he would come home and be present physically, but his head was still at the office on all the issues he dealt with today and the challenges he ...continue reading...

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The Problem with Staying for the Kids

Joe has been in an unhappy marriage for 12 years. There was love there at one time, but that was so long ago he can’t remember what that feeling of love felt like. There has been no intimacy, no affection and he slowly, but surely, is feeling the impact of this disconnection. His relationship with his wife now feels more like roommates on the good days and adversaries on the worst days.

He quietly suspected years ago that the relationship would not last forever, but he had convinced himself that he could stay until the kids graduated high school ...continue reading...

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