Relationship Advice for Men

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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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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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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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Communication toolkit

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

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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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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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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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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.

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Separation in later life

Losing a relationship is a very painful experience at any age, but several factors can intensify the distress when separation occurs in later life. Here MensLine Australia explores how older men may feel pessimistic about the possibility of forming a new relationship, and feel overwhelmed at the prospect of having to make a ‘new start’ later in life.

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Are you using family violence?

Family violence is not limited to physical violence or sexual assault, 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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Experiencing a violent or abusive 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.

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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.

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