The power of an emotional man

The power of an emotional man

"As soon as our son reached a particular age, we just stopped holding his hand as much and would discourage him from sitting on his mother's lap. It's funny, we never thought to do the same with our daughter..." The discussion was around the fact that many men struggle to understand their emotions, as they aren't often encouraged to explore their emotions from an early age in the same way that young girls are...

You should know what I need

You should know what I need

If there is anything I have learned from my marriage so far, it is that affirmation is key. You may be one of those people who have fallen into that all too common trap in your marriage where you expect your spouse to just know that you love them. After all, you still come home to them every night, right? But even housemates who don't have a close relationship with each other can return home to the same building each day...

Don’t talk to me like that

Don’t talk to me like that

I caught myself doing it again. The negativity was hard to shake and I had to make a conscious effort to tell myself otherwise... Your inner narrative/voice is such a powerful thing! It dictates the way you love yourself, and how you love others - including your spouse. For those of us who allow the negative commentary to take hold and fuel our actions or lack of action altogether, it can be a difficult weight to carry mentally on a daily basis...

Today is “me day” for my marriage

Today is “me day” for my marriage

As a parent, when was the last time you had an entire day to yourself to do whatever your heart desired? I know, this sounds like the stuff of dreams when you've spent months if not years changing, feeding, washing, cleaning, playing, teaching and everything else that comes with parenthood! Those days of freedom before the kids came along feel like so long ago that you question if they even existed...

When a well-paid job isn’t enough

When a well-paid job isn’t enough

"We would like to invite you to attend an interview..." As grateful as I was to receive that email, I can't say that I was entirely happy to be in this all too familiar position again. I had reached a point where interviews no longer made me nervous, as I'd been to enough of them to grow confident in the way I presented myself. I appreciated my personal growth, but this was outweighed by the fact that I just couldn't seem to catch a break...