Men’s issues are real. Read how self-isolation, panic, worry and stress are affecting men like you and me, right now.
Everyone’s experiences right now are unique to their situation, and if any of these “hit home” let’s work on it from home. Click here to book a virtual therapy session with me.
Focusing on men’s issues we have the following consequences:
Dating: Being and Feeling Alone in Social Isolation
Loneliness during social isolation is certainly prevalent right now. Were you previously trying to get back into dating or were actively seeing someone… that may be cut prematurely shut right now. Online dating seems to be a thing of the relatively recent past currently… when will things return to normal? We don’t know. And, if you were in a new relationship, and were physically connected, that lack of contact and sexual satisfaction could be doing numbers on your mental health.
Partnering: Feeling Inadequate
If you’re in a marriage or partnership, you might be facing a whole different set of issues. If children are at home from school, your intimate relationship could currently be suffering. Being around each other all the time now (if you used to work outside the house) can also be fertile ground for arguments (both with your partner or your kids). If you recently lost your job due to the economic circumstances of the COVID-19 impact, your self-worth could really be taking a hit right now.
Fatherhood: How to Be a Leader to Your Kids
You may not know, but I also have a practice called WholeHearted Dads that seeks to offer coaching for Dads who want better connections with their kids. It has evolved because my clients (and myself) are always seeking ways to be better at being a great Dad to their children. During times like these, just being the best man you can be (gentle, bold, strong, genuine) is the best you can do to be a leader to your family.
Career: (Or, What Career?)
Maybe you were in transition before the pandemic began, hoping for a new career, but now no one is hiring. If you’re lucky, you’re still “stuck” at that unsatisfying job and employed at the very least. But if you were one of the guys that’s been laid off recently and don’t have work since hardly anyone’s hiring, well, I hear you man. Remember that you are not your work. Your work is not you. It can be a passion, a trade, but you are a human, and that is what we all are.
Surviving Through Stress and Fear
Like cortisol, the chemical released when we are stressed, fear is equally toxic. It’s human to be afraid. As men, we don’t like to admit we’re scared. That’s where telehealth therapy and virtual coaching comes in. You can come out of this stronger, more resilient, healthier, and more confident than ever before – if you’re willing to break down to build up, first.
(a limited number of sliding scale options are available)