Self-care is important for men, too! It keeps you strong and flexible when life’s road has some unexpected detours and potholes.
What do dads really need to be not just great but healthy dads? Turns out respect, encouragement, and permission to parent differently than moms are just a few of their needs explains psychologist and proud dad Dr. Ron DeVries.
Research clearly shows the importance of relationships in leading healthy lives. People with healthy relationships are fifty percent less likely to die prematurely. They are also better able to cope with stress, are healthier, and feel better about life. Conversely,…
Why DO men do depression differently? Traditional male roles are less traditional than ever before, yet males still tend to exude values of self-reliance, willpower, control and stoicism. All are of little use or consolation when it comes to overcoming…
Fathers provide stability, support and learning opportunities. Research shows quality time with fathers helps increase the emotional intelligence and problem solving abilities.
Many barriers exist for men who struggle with mental health, but there is hope that these barriers can be overcome to live a fulfilling life!
While men may not experience the full spectrum of biological and hormonal changes or other factors that impact pregnant and new moms, they are still experiencing a major shift in their role and all the stress that goes with that. The pressure to be a good dad and partner, the desire to succeed at fatherhood, and the dramatic life change can bring on paternal depression in men. Remember, new dads experience the same lack of sleep, frustration of trying to soothe a fussy baby, and the fear of making a mistake that new moms experience.
Infertility can be a real test of a couple’s relationship and shake the foundation of a marriage. The good news is research has shown that, for most infertile couples, the experience strengthens their marriage by teaching them life-long skills to deal with problems. Since infertility is one of many challenges couples may face in their life together, the skills learned can be adapted to use at other difficult times.