Unlike women, men don’t always want others to know that they’re going through some problems. As much as they can, men may opt to keep everything to themselves for fear of being judged by others or to be seen as someone who’s “weak.” Many of us have had the idea “drilled into us” from a very young age that we can’t be seen as “weak” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpxqXZvH0kI – this campaign add from the “Man Up” TV series is what it’s all about.
But if you’re a man reading this, you may have to admit that life isn’t always as smooth as you wanted it to be. There may well be problems along the way. The excellent ABC documentary series “Man Up” was about these sorts of issues (and you can watch all the episodes on the Man Up website).
But you don’t have to keep that facade that you’re tough all the time. You may just need to be selective as to when you “let your guard down”. But the good thing is that you don’t have to face life’s difficulties alone.
There are a lot of platforms and people out there which can help you. There are groups like “Mates in Construction” or “Mates in Mining”, apart from the Australian Men’s Shed Association (which seems to be mainly retired blokes).
Just because you’re a man, doesn’t mean that you’re immune from experiencing any problems that life might throw at you. On the contrary, as a man, you can expect to go through some tough issues once in a while. And some of these might include:
The problems men are facing can be more than this. They are only human beings, and they also experience the difficulties any human being would face in life.
Facing problems in life is normal even if you’re a man. But when you’re experiencing too many problems all at once, your life might be affected in the long run. If you’ve been experiencing any of these, it might be high time for you to seek professional help right away:
You keep grudges against other people: But you know very well how to disguise and hide it. Even if the argument happened years ago, you still have no plans of making amends with the party involved. Again, having problems is typical for men. But when these problems start to consume and gradually become the focus of your life, you should seek professional help right away.
As a man, it’s normal for you to go through some challenges in life and yes, not having the confidence to share it with anyone else is also typical. But you don’t have to keep everything to yourself. Consultations at Life Resolutions Huntingdale are confidential (except for the very rare times we are legally required to breach confidentiality). We, at Life Resolutions Huntingdale, can assure you that you’ll never need to go through all of these challenges alone. We will try to understand what you’re going through and we’ll create an environment which will allow you to voice your innermost feelings (if you wish to) with less hesitations.
Blokes often report that they like the idea of talking with another bloke (in a confidential setting) who is a “few steps removed” and may be able to help them see the “wood for the trees”.
They also report that they like how at Life Resolutions Huntingdale, you have the option of bookings in the evening or on Saturday mornings.
If you think you may benefit from talking in this sort of setting, it could be time to “bite the bullet”, and or talk to your GP about a referral (although you don’t need a referral for a consultation, it would mean you can get a Medicare rebate) and then phone us on 1300 668 256 to make a booking.
Where is Our Blokes Stuff Service Located?
We are conveniently located 7 Bronzewing Street, Huntingdale 6110.
To find out how we can help call today on 1300668256