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Reasons Why Men Don’t Ask for Help

7 Reasons Why Men Don’t Ask for Help


Why is it that men tend to shut down and hide instead of asking for help? As the founder of The Dad Edge Alliance, I have talked to thousands of men, and I can tell you we all struggle with the same issues. We suffer physical, mental, and emotional problems. We deal with affairs, addiction, fear, anger, identity crises, and major life changes. We are not alone in life’s challenges. So why do we insist on pretending we’ve got it all under control? Today I’m going to share 7 reasons why men don’t ask for help, and I will tell you right now they are all lies.

We sabotage ourselves all the time. We have to get out of our own way and ask for help. #men #dads #fathers #manhood #brotherhood #tribe Click To Tweet

7 Reasons Why Men Don’t Ask for Help

(Listen to the full, short episode as I expand on these points)

  1. We think we can do it all by ourselves.
  2. We think we are the only ones who have our problems.
  3. We’re ashamed of where we are in life compared to others.
  4. We don’t want to destroy how we think other people view us.
  5. We don’t want to be judged for being ourselves.
  6. We fear rejection.
  7. We don’t want to face the truth about ourselves.
As soon as you ask for help, you empower the person who is helping you. #men #manhood #brotherhood #tribe Click To Tweet

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How to Thrive Instead of Survive with a Tribe

How to Thrive Instead of Survive with a Tribe

This show is about something we all need to hear. We always like everyone to think our life is perfect, but no man has got it totally all together. There are always parts of life where we are thriving and other areas where we are just surviving. At times in our lives, we need help. At other times, we’re in a position to give.

This show is all about the power of community and brotherhood. It’s something a lot of us don’t have in the real world. When we have a tribe, no matter how crappy the outside world is, we can thrive.

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isolation among men

It’s Time to End the Social Isolation Epidemic Among Men

Most of us men live isolated lives because we feel it’s noble, selfless, and the right thing to do. We pay most of our attention to two things – our family and our jobs. When it comes to relationships with other men, we don’t have them. In this week’s Thursday Throwdown, I talk about why it’s time to end this social isolation epidemic among men.

When was the last time you made friends with a likeminded man? Have you developed a relationship where you could feel safe to call and lean in for help or advice?

99% of the guys I talk to have not made any true connections in a long time. We have a lot of acquaintances, but no close friends. This is unhealthy, because humans are community beings. We die a little bit inside when we don’t belong to a social group. We try to solve the problems of the world alone.

When we’re bottled up without a tribe to turn to for guidance and support, we live life overwhelmed, low on patience, irritated, and pissed at ourselves that we’re living life stressed-out and unhappy. It’s not supposed to be that way, and it doesn’t have to be.

Social isolation is bad for our health and well being. If you’re feeling alone with no one to turn to, find support at a local level. It could be through your church, or a local organization like the Freemasons or the Knights of Columbus. If you’re having trouble finding likeminded men in your community, reach out online.

For example, we have the free Dad’s Edge Alliance Facebook Group, and we also have the Dad’s Edge Alliance Membership Group. There are hundreds of similar groups online now. Find the one that resonates with your values and goals and join in. There is no need to deal with all the challenges of life, work, and family alone.


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Prevailing Through the Crucibles of Life

Prevailing Through the Crucibles of Life

We all go through times in our lives when the carpet is pulled from under us. Through no fault of our own, our lives spin out of control. We go through a hell that seems unending. We feel all that’s important to us slipping through our fingers. Today we talk about prevailing over the crucibles of life.

I just went through thirty-three days of horrendous insomnia. I only could get ninety minutes to three hours of sleep a night. I went to the ER twice and was hospitalized for four days. I tried all the meds, and nothing would put me down for more than three hours. I went to bed every night in fear, knowing I wouldn’t be able to sleep. I lost fifteen pounds. My blood pressure and blood sugar went up. As my health deteriorated, I worried about my business, the GDP podcast, and my family. For the first time in my life, I experienced anxiety and depression. I felt like I had no control as a I watched everything that was important to me slipping away.

In this episode I tell you how I got through this crucible in my life and how you can too.

 

Did you catch our previous episode? Reclaiming the Art of Manliness with Brett McKay

 


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Why Every Man Needs a Rope Team

Why Every Man Needs a Rope Team

Last week on the Good Dad Project, we had Erik Weihenmayer, the first and only blind man to summit Mount Everest. On this week’s Thursday Throwdown, I’d like to expand on his concept of a rope team and why every man needs one.

It seems that, as men, the older we get, the more and more isolated we become. We’ll go it alone as a husband, a father, and a man. We live our lives in quiet desperation. We may even achieve success on our own and find ourselves lonely at the top. That is why every man needs a rope team. We need a group of other men to turn to for advice. We need to be able to share our experiences to help others.

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Referenced Episode: How to Live Life with No Barriers with Erik Weihenmayer


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