The ability to feel love is not the same thing as being able to show and sustain it. Many men don’t know how to do things like be vulnerable, articulate emotional needs, or ask for help—all of which run counter to traditional masculinity’s playbook. This workshop will focus on how to teach men to handle themselves in more loving ways, even if that sometimes requires a complete deconstruction and reconstruction of what it means to be man. Learn how to:
- Help men disarm an upset partner with humility and generosity instead of defensive argument
- Increase men’s willingness to cherish both themselves and their relationship with their partner
- Help men grow more of what they want from their partner through actively appreciating what they’re already getting
- Get therapeutic “buy in” from even difficult men by enlisting their own best self-interest
Terry Real, PhD, LICSW, is the author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression and the founder of The Relational Life Institute. Esther Perel, MA, LMFT, is the author of The State of the Affairs and host of the podcasts Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work? She leads online clinical trainings at Sessions with Esther Perel.