Relationship Coaching for Men
I grew up playing basketball and was mostly self-taught. I learned how to play with my friends who also did not know how to play. My dad did not take the time to play with me or to teach me. As I entered into my teens I had a brother-in-law who showed me a few things, but I was still very raw as a player. All of this to say that even though I wanted to be a good player my skill level was poor. I lacked many of the fundamentals that constitute a good basketball player. I needed a someone who could come along side me and help me to grow as a player. Someone who could show me the fundamentals and then help me to implement them into my game. I needed a coach!
When I married my wife almost 14 years ago I did not realize what it takes to have a happy and healthy marriage. Sure, I had guy friends who were married but, like me, they did not know what it takes to be successful in relationships. My dad certainly did not provide a great example. In fact, I was very much in the dark as to what it means to be a good husband and father. I needed someone who could come along side me both as a teacher and a supporter. I needed a relationship coach.
Many of us guys have good hearts and are genuinely sincere. We deep down desire to be loving husbands and fathers. The problem for a lot of us is that they we have not had good examples. Our dads did not teach us how to be strong and sensitive with our wives or how to be demanding and responsive with our children. Or perhaps even worse we grew up with abusive examples of marriage and relationships.
The consequences of all of this is that we have had to rely on ourselves to try and figure it all out. Added to this is that us guys are infamous for not talking about our problems which only exacerbates the problem. Well, I am here to announce that if you are struggling in your relationships there is help through Crossroads relationship coaching for men. A relationship coach is very similar to a sport’s coach in that he or she will help you to identify strengths, weaknesses and to outline a plan of action to help you to succeed. A relationship coach will offer support but also challenge you to be a better version of you. Since the focus is on relationships you’ll learn specific skills such as emotional communication, assertive vulnerability, and topics such as the science of attachment.
Take a deep breath. Shoot. Follow through. Nothing but net. It’s that simple. If you are struggling in your relationship with your wife, significant other, or child and want to learn better ways to relate then first take a deep breathe. Things will not change unless you take a shot by contacting a Crossroads therapist/relationship coach. We have relationship coaches in both our Phoenix and Scottsdale locations. Learn more about our services by visiting our individual counseling page or by calling us at 623-680-3486. It’s that simple!