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Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

Sep 25, 2018

Andy Bosley is the co-founder of Yellowroot Farm CSA. He is currently studying to become an electrician, focusing on residential solar power. His journey into Men’s Work initially began in 2004. Since then, he has become increasingly involved in projects that impact and improve the relationships men have with other men such as the ManKind Project and the New Warrior Training Adventure.


Andy joins me today to share his perspective on having healthy male relationships and how he became involved in projects like the ManKind Project. He shares his experience with the New Warrior Training Adventure and how it has impacted his relationships with other men in his life. We discuss the connection between a man’s feeling of self-worth and their feelings of inadequacy and expressions of anger. He also shares how the concept of shadow work and inner emotional work can impact a man’s relationship with their spouse, partner, or significant other as well as why women should encourage men to build healthy, authentic, and vulnerable connections with other men.


This episode will also help women that want to better understand men’s thoughts and feelings on a deeper, more intimate level.



“Feeling heard is a way of connecting.” - Andy Bosley


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:


  • His experience with the ManKind Project and New Warrior Training Adventure.
  • The importance of men getting comfortable with being vulnerable around other men.
  • The difference between “male bonding” and “male connecting.”
  • Understanding the pros and cons of “being right” vs. “being heard.”
  • The Shadow Work Concept and how it drives change in male relationships.
  • The connection between a man’s self-worth, feelings of inadequacy, and expressions of anger.
  • Safe ways men can express their anger.
  • How learning to safely express his anger has enriched his relationships.
  • Why it is critical for men to find a safe space to be their authentic, vulnerable selves.
  • How men can help other men overcome tendencies of grandiosity, narcissism, and depression.
  • Why women should encourage men to build healthy connections with other men.
  • How his relationship with his partner has benefitted from the Men’s Work experience.
  • The difference between feeling guilty and feeling shameful.
  • How the work he has done internally has impacted the way he connects with and raises his children.
  • The importance of allowing children to realize their feelings and emotions are normal and acceptable.
  • The impact that modeling healthy emotional behaviors can have on young men and children.
  • What it means for men to be deprived of intimacy from other men - beyond the sexual identity aspect - and why it’s important for healthy male relationships.



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