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3 ways we don't treat our men right and how to change

3 ways we don't treat our men right and how to change

In honor of Father's Day, I have put together my 1st Vlog to celebrate men and explore 3 areas often unfairly expected of men and how we can change that!! Joining me in this discussion is Gina Greblo, founder of  Easy Updoยฎ Extensions.

Watch the video for more details and some fun snaps of the Kyttanen family! I've also shared a brief summary below.  



Happiness Drug

What is it?

  • Expecting happiness to come from our men and other external sources. 
  • We our in control of our own happiness. 

What can we do differently?

  • Take responsibility for what makes you shine and stop expecting the men in our lives to fulfill what we are accountable for.

Role Confusion

What is it?

  • Culture moving away from past generations expectations of traditional household roles
  • Men and women are sharing more responsibilities; changing diapers, doing the laundry, cooking dinner, etc.
  • Women expect so much: be a man but help with chores and don't forget to be sexy too!
  • CONFUSION kicks in

What can we do to change it?

  • Give positive praise 
  • Pick the right time to talk about things that frustrate you
  • Acknowledge that their role is tough too
  • Let go more - surrender and don't try to control everything

Provider Drive

What is it?

  • Men feel a strong desire to provide for the family! This may go into overdrive especially after you have a child together
  • Perhaps men are really cave men (LOL) - providing is natural and has happened for years! 
  • One key source of their happiness is being able to provide for their family

How can we support this ?

  • Acknowledge the value of their drive and their desire to provide for the family
  • Tell them you need them and why

the bottom line:

it is all about acknowledgement and communication

  • Know what makes you happy and communicate that to your partner 
  • Ask what makes them happy 
  • Tell each other more often how you need each other and why
  • Both of us have challenges and we need to support one another

What do you think? Leave your comments!

I love hearing from you. This is our perspective and perhaps you can shed light on other things we didn't think of.  Thanks for reading and sharing!

x

Laura

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