Relationship advice for men

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.

Communication in same sex male relationships

Same-sex relationships predominantly face the same issues as all intimate relationships. Here, MensLine Australia explores a few of the concerns that are specific to same-sex male relationships.

Communication toolkit

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

Are you experiencing violence or abuse in your relationship?

Men also experience family and domestic violence. Violence and abuse can take many forms. Here MensLine Australia looks at what you can do to get support.

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.

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.

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.

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 be consider prior to taking this step.

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 an immensely difficult experience, and the steps you can take to find support.

Separation - looking after yourself

Separation and divorce are among the toughest life experiences people can face. Men report a huge range of intense reactions and feelings during and after separation. Here MensLine Australia discusses those feelings, and provides advice on how to adjust to the changes, where a new ‘normal’ will eventually settle in, and it will be possible to continue on living a fulfilling and happy life.

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 come to see you differently. Here MensLine Australia explores the issues that could potentially lead to even the healthiest of established same-sex relationships losing their balance once a partner comes out.

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.

Are you using violence or abuse in your family or intimate relationships?

Family violence is not limited to physical violence or sexual assault, but it can also include emotional abuse and social or financial control. Here MensLine Australia looks at the different types of abuse and what you can do to stop.


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