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Relationship advice for men

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Men and intimacy

Some men struggle with intimacy. Here MensLine Australia explores the notion that men have been socialised to appear to be strong and in control while intimacy encourages and enables vulnerability when connecting with another person.

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Ten ways to become a better partner

Relationships are at the core of our lives. In a positive relationship, both partners feel valued, loved and nurtured. Here MensLine Australia gives you 10 tips to get the most out of your relationship.

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Get talking - communication in relationships

Understanding and respecting the different ways in which you and your partner communicate will help strengthen your relationship. Here MensLine Australia explores the ways that you and your partner can talk to each other when there is disagreement, and how to talk about boundaries and come up with relationship agreements.

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Communication styles in relationships - Painters and Pointers

Quite often, issues in relationships arise due to different communication styles. While there are many theories in this area, one that we find interesting is the theory of two distinct, perhaps even opposite, communication styles – the ‘Painters’ and the ‘Pointers’.

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Communication toolkit

This MensLine Australia communication toolkit is designed to assist you in developing your communication skills in your relationships.

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Moving in with your partner

Moving in with your partner can be an emotional, physical and financial challenge. Here, MensLine Australia looks at the main things to consider before taking this step.

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Is your relationship in trouble?

Sometimes the decision to separate comes as a complete surprise when initiated by a partner. Here MensLine Australia explores the warning signs that your relationship could be in trouble.

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Managing conflict

Although conflict can be a normal part of our relationships and is ‘healthy’ if well-handled, it can sometimes escalate and become destructive. Here MensLine Australia looks at how you can approach conflict in your relationship and the issues to be aware of.

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Common misconceptions about couples counselling

For some men, the idea of couples or marriage counselling is a daunting concept. You know that you have been arguing a lot more recently and neither of you is happy, but is couples counselling the answer? In this article, we address some of the common misconceptions people have about seeking counselling for relationship problems.

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Same-sex attraction

Sexuality can be confusing at the best of times. Here MensLine Australia discusses how feeling unsure about your sexual orientation, or unable to reveal your sexual identity for fear of rejection or discrimination can be a difficult experience and the steps you can take to find support.

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Same-sex relationships - what to do when your partner comes out

Accepting your feelings of attraction to the same sex and “coming out”, can cause upheaval in your life as family and friends may see you differently. Here MensLine Australia explores the issues that could potentially lead to some couples losing their balance once a partner comes out.