Being a dad of two 'nearly men' teenagers has given me lots of opportunities to feel pure happiness and joy, but equally battles and tantrums. It is the most stressful, fantastic, lonely, happy, miserable, exciting role any man can play in another human being's life.
So it was my beautiful wife's birthday recently and I decided to take her to a swanky restaurant here in my home town of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Sitting having a great and relaxing time with my wife I became aware of a man and his partner with their young daughter (probably somewhere around 4 years old) entering the restaurant.
It's never easy when a marriage or significant relationship fails. Whatever the reason for the split, and whether you wanted it or not, the breakup of a relationship can turn your whole world upside down and trigger all sorts of painful and unsettling feelings.
Lots of the guys I coach come to me and in some shape or form looking for support around stress. It could be work, relationships, new baby or a mixture of them all! Perhaps it's a good then to have a bit more of a look at what stress is?