Introduction

  1. Wang, Yanan. “Women Are More Likely to Initiate Divorce.” The Washington Post. WP Company, 27 Aug. 2015. Web. 23 July 2017. <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2015/08/27/why-women-are-more-likely-to-initiate-divorce/?utm_term=.e0057390ec3a>.

 

Lesson One: Broadening Our Narrow View of Masculinity

  1. Real, Terrence. “Chapter One: Are You Getting What You Want?” The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work. New York: Ballantine, 2008. N. pag. Print.
  2. “The Weaker Sex.” The Economist. The Economist Newspaper, 30 May 2015. Web. 20 July 2017. <https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21652323-blue-collar-men-rich-countries-are-trouble-they-must-learn-adapt-weaker-sex>.

 

Lesson Two: Improving Our Attitude Toward Women

  1. Friedman, Martin G. “Chapter Two.” Straight Talk for Men about Marriage: What Men Need to Know about Marriage (and What Women Need to Know about Men). Beverly Hills, CA: Little Moose, 2005. N. pag. Print.
  2. Tran, Robin. “4 Ways Men Are Taught to Objectify Women From Birth.” Everyday Feminism. N.p., 20 June 2016. Web. 23 July 2017. <http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/06/men-taught-to-objectify-women/>.
  3. Real, Terrence. “Small Murders: How We Lose Passion.” How Can I Get through to You?: Closing the Intimacy Gap between Men and Women. New York: Scribner, 2002. N. pag. Print.
  4. Lang, Gregory. Why a Daughter Needs a Dad. N.p.: Cumberland House, 2017. Print.
  5. Chira, Susan. “The Universal Phenomenon of Men Interrupting Women.” New York Times. N.p., 14 June 2017. Web. 20 July 2017. <https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/business/women-sexism-work-huffington-kamala-harris.html?mc=aud_dev&mcid=fb-nytimes&mccr=July48Fem&mcdt=2017-07&subid=July48Fem&ad-keywords=AudDevGate&_r=0>.

 

Lesson Three: Removing Our Fear of Real Intimacy

  1. Hancock, Jerry T. “Men in Balance Survey Results.” Survey Results. Men in Balance, n.d. Web. 21 July 2017. <http://meninbalance.org/index.php/see-survey-results>.
  2. “Therapy for Men’s Issues and Problems.” org. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 July 2017. <http://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/issues/men-issues>.
  3. Gottman, John Mordechai., PH.D., and Nan Silver. “Chapter Seven: The Two Kinds of Marital Conflict.” The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. New York: Three Rivers, 2000. N. pag. Print.
  4. Love, Patricia. How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It. Broadway Press, 2007. Print
  5. Hancock, Jerry T. “Men in Balance Survey Results.” Survey Results. Men in Balance, n.d. Web. 21 July 2017. <http://meninbalance.org/index.php/see-survey-results>.

 

Lesson Four: Working on Our Relationship Skills

  1. Gottman, John Mordechai, and Nan Silver. “Chapter Six: Let Your Partner Influence You.” The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. New York: Harmony, 2015. N. pag. Print.
  2. Hancock, Jerry T. “Men in Balance Survey Results.” Survey Results. Men in Balance, n.d. Web. 21 July 2017. <http://meninbalance.org/index.php/see-survey-results>.
  3. Gottman, John Mordechai, and Nan Silver. “Chapter Ten: Overcome Gridlock.” The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. New York: Harmony, 2015. N. pag. Print.
  4. Hancock, Jerry T. “Men in Balance Survey Results.” Survey Results. Men in Balance, n.d. Web. 21 July 2017. <http://meninbalance.org/index.php/see-survey-results>.
  5. Hancock, Jerry T. “Men in Balance Survey Results.” Survey Results. Men in Balance, n.d. Web. 21 July 2017. <http://meninbalance.org/index.php/see-survey-results>.

Lesson Five: Why Our Focus on Competition Is Incompatible with Relationships

  1. Highfield, Roger. “Study Finds Women Cooperate Better than Men.” The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, 26 Sept. 2007. Web. 21 July 2017. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/3308347/Study-finds-women-cooperate-better-than-men.html>.
  2. Learn | 2020 Women on Boards. N.p., 10 Dec. 2011. Web. 21 July 2017. <https://www.2020wob.com/learn>.
  3. Weaver, Richard G., and John D. Farrell. Managers as Facilitators: A Practical Guide to Getting Work Done in a Changing Workplace. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1999. Print.

Lesson Six: Why Our Focus on Career Robs us of Connection

  1. Hancock, Jerry T. “Men in Balance Survey Results.” Survey Results. Men in Balance, n.d. Web. 21 July 2017. <http://meninbalance.org/index.php/see-survey-results>.
  2. Hancock, Jerry T. “Men in Balance Survey Results.” Survey Results. Men in Balance, n.d. Web. 21 July 2017. <http://meninbalance.org/index.php/see-survey-results>.
  3. Weissmann, Jordan. “Is There Really Such a Thing as a ‘Workaholic’?” The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 19 Feb. 2014. Web. 21 July 2017. <https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/09/the-work-addiction/309437/>.
  4. Morley, Patrick M. The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan House, 2000. Print.

 

Lesson Seven: How Our Focus on Independence Makes Us Unapproachable

  1. Wood, Wendy. “Five Myths about Our Habits.” The Washington Post. WP Company, 31 Dec. 2015. Web. 22 July 2017. <https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-our-habits/2015/12/31/1f3ab244-ad93-11e5-9ab0-884d1cc4b33e_story.html?utm_term=.16bd3f185633>.
  2. Mayo Clinic Staff. “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 23 Feb. 2016. Web. 22 July 2017. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cognitive-behavioral-therapy/home/ovc-20186868>.

 

Lesson Eight: How Our Preoccupation with Toys Keeps Us from Connecting

  1. Walters, Joanna. “Tablets and Smartphones May Affect Social and Emotional Development, Scientists Speculate.” The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 02 Feb. 2015. Web. 22 July 2017. <https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/01/toddler-brains-research-smartphones-damage-social-development>.
  2. Bob Dylan. “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” The Times They Are a-Changin’, Columbia Studios, 1964.

 

Lesson Nine: Our Difficulty Receiving and Learning from Feedback Leaves Us Isolated

  1. Lindsay, Nicole. “Taking Constructive Criticism Like a Champ.” The Muse. N.p., 02 Nov. 2012. Web. 22 July 2017. <https://www.themuse.com/advice/taking-constructive-criticism-like-a-champ>.
  2. Hawkins, David. “Why You Should Always Assume Positive Intent.” com. Salem Web Network, 16 Aug. 2016. Web. 22 July 2017. <http://www.crosswalk.com/family/marriage/doctor-david/why-you-should-always-assume-positive-intent.html>.

 

Lesson Ten: How Our Failure to Develop Our Whole Selves Leaves Us Incomplete

  1. “The Weaker Sex.” The Economist. The Economist Newspaper, 30 May 2015. Web. 20 July 2017. <https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21652323-blue-collar-men-rich-countries-are-trouble-they-must-learn-adapt-weaker-sex>.
  2. “The Weaker Sex.” The Economist. The Economist Newspaper, 30 May 2015. Web. 20 July 2017. <https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21652323-blue-collar-men-rich-countries-are-trouble-they-must-learn-adapt-weaker-sex>.
  3. Gottman, John Mordechai, and Nan Silver. “Chapter Ten: Overcome Gridlock.” The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. New York: Harmony, 2015. N. pag. Print.
  4. Murrow, David. “Ministry and the Masculine Spirit.” Why Men Hate Going to Church. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2005. N. pag. Print.
  5. “New Study Profiles Women’s Use of Health Care.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 Jan. 2010. Web. 22 July 2017.

<https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/01news/newstudy.htm>.

  1. Murrow, David. “The Gap of Presence.” Why Men Hate Going to Church. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2005. N. pag. Print.
  2. Hancock, Jerry T. “Men in Balance Survey Results.” Survey Results. Men in Balance, n.d. Web. 21 July 2017. <http://meninbalance.org/index.php/see-survey-results>.
  3. Murrow, David. “Men: Who Needs ‘Em?” Why Men Hate Going to Church. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2005. N. pag. Print.

 

Lesson Eleven: Bonus Chapter on Communication

  1. Ubiquity: The 7% Rule.” ACM. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 July 2017. <http://ubiquity.acm.org/article.cfm?id=2043156>.
  2. Tippett, Krista. “Words.” Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living. Farmington Hills, Mich: Thorndike, a Part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016. N. pag. Print.

 


 

Other Lessons

  1. Hancock, Jerry T. “Men in Balance Survey Results.” Survey Results. Men in Balance, n.d. Web. 21 July 2017. <http://meninbalance.org/index.php/see-survey-results>.
  2. Hancock, Jerry T. “Men in Balance Survey Results.” Survey Results. Men in Balance, n.d. Web. 21 July 2017. <http://meninbalance.org/index.php/see-survey-results>.

 

Going Forward

  1. The Tale of Two Brains. Dir. Mark Gungor. Perf. Mark Gungor. Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, n.d. Film.