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Men Building Intimate Partner Relationships

Men Building Intimate Partner Relationships

The Men Building Intimate Partner Relationships study aims to create space for men to share their strategies and skills for building and sustaining intimate partner relationships. These collected insights will help us create messages, and mentor other men to become ready and skilled at sustaining their relationships.

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Men’s experiences with break-ups

Men’s experiences with break-ups

Many men shied away from sharing their true feelings and opinions with their partners for fear of conflict and/or the relationship ending. 50% of relationship break-ups were initiated by men’s partners. Men in distressed relationships, denied or monitored their emotions rather than acting on what they felt. 92% of men talked to friends and/or family when they needed help. After a break-up, most men reconnected with aspects of themselves they had given up during their relationships.

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MHR welcomes Calvin Fernandez

MHR welcomes Calvin Fernandez

UBC Men’s Health Research Program welcomes PhD candidate Calvin Fernandez who will be contributing to the Men Building Intimate Partner Relationships study. A former health education executive and educator from Malaysia, Calvin Fernandez (he/him) is very invested in...

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Reflections of Men’s Mental Health & COVID-19

Reflections of Men’s Mental Health & COVID-19

Written by Matt Sha on August 25, 2021 The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic brought lockdowns, physical distancing, and public health guidelines making social connection—a crucial piece of the mental health puzzle—increasingly difficult. Prior to COVID-19, and the...

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