The MLRA Therapy Blog

Insights and ideas from the therapist team at Meghan L. Reitz and Associates.

Current Issues for Male Health

Some people may think that women are the main individuals who need to deal with their emotional health. However, men also need to get in touch with their emotional side in order to stay healthy overall. There are more articles and research coming out regarding men and their feelings of being needed by females in the 21st century. These days, women can be and are self-sufficient. Much different than just 50 years ago, where males were the primary and most likely the ONLY bread-winner in the family. Women have stepped out of the "stay at home" and be "with the kids" role. Families are blended. Men and women are needing to work simultaneously (i.e. either by need or want- having a two person income). Individuals are deciding not to have children. Women are having children on their own. So why would a woman need a man these days?

In heterosexual relationships, men are definitely still needed in the relationship dynamic with a woman. Yes, roles have changed. Men may be staying at home with children while women work. There are so many different scenarios in this day and age. However, people are still interested in developing relationships. They may not need to depend on someone for financial help or to procreate, but the human need for relationship building is intrinsic.

Males should not be afraid to voice their feelings and emotions. It is encouraged to see a mental health therapist and a couples therapist if you feel you need help in your relationship. Roles of men and women are evolving daily. There is no right or wrong, black or white. We must become comfortable with a new norm of relationship and family. If you are individual who feels that you need to talk to someone, try contacting a therapist like me on LivePerson to see if you need assistance figuring out your own emotional, mental, and physical health issues.

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