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Everyone Deserves a Choice - Mike Domitrz (Episode 8)

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Release Date: 05/25/2017

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Welp. Here we are. The final episode of The Man Rules podcast. Dan and Andrea (the show’s producer) take the opportunity to reminisce, reflect, and ruminate on what might be next...

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Dan and Allen don't have all the answers, but they do have their own experiences in learning to let go of the need to know, and they share those with you in order to help you improve your relationships.

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All stories we relate to are based either on our wishes or on our fears. Sometimes--or maybe even often--both. That's what makes this week's episode with friend of the show Rick Belden such a powerful one. Rick leads Dan through a fascinating discussion about the ways in which we internalize our favorite childhood stories to develop personal mythologies and use them to guide the ways we show up in the world.

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This week, friend of the show Dr. Michael Levittan is back to help us sort through the many changes in our expectations of men and women over the years, and how psychology and psychotherapy have played a role in helping shape and guide those changes. 

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After more than two years of operation, we have made the difficult decision to end production of The Man Rules podcast. So, this week Dan's solo episode--his last solo episode--is about what it means to embrace change. 

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Thanks to Duke Rumely and his organization S.AF.E (Sober As [email protected]# Entertainment), people in recovery can safely attend events that otherwise may have triggered their addictions. The organization's goal is to create "sober safe zones" at sporting events, concerts, and other social gatherings. In this episode, he talks with Dan about the importance of staving off loneliness and boredom in maintaining sobriety and about the power of community.  

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In this episode, Dan and Allen talk about The Winning Rule, a chapter from their forthcoming book, What Men Would Tell You If They Weren't Too Busy Watching TV. They break down the ways in which the Winning Rule affects relationships, and show us how we can become more conscious of The Winning Rule and recognize when it's hijacked our reactions and behaviors. 

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Dr. Lou Cox has studied the ego for decades. He joins Dan to talk about his work and his new book, Ego: The Ghost in Your Machinery. He and Dan talk about the male ego and how men thrive and suffer as a result of their dances with the ego. Ultimately, Cox says, while we cannot overcome the ego we can step aside from it and move toward our native, and more authentic and vulnerable, self. The more awareness the more you can see those parts and make different decisions about who and how you want to be.

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his week, Dan's back with an update on our makeshift pledge drive. We hear from Noah, a longtime listener who has pledged his support, and Dan makes a case for you all to be like Noah. (If you can.) 

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In this episode, Dr. Ron Frederick, psychologist and author of "Loving Like You Mean It" breaks down the four basic attachment styles, explains where they come from (childhood, of course), and how to use emotional mindfulness to build stronger, healthier and happier relationships. He also offers up a simple, four-step approach to help you break free from old habits, befriend your emotional experience, and develop new ways of relating.

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Man Rule #1384387438: A real man should never have to ask anyone if they want to have sex. His potential partners should, by definition, be overwhelmed by his raw, animal magnetism and immediately consumed by desire upon first contact. The question of “Do they want it?” should only be a rhetorical one. OF COURSE THEY WANT IT. Duh.

Man Rule #11384387439: A real man is born an expert in sex stuff. He never has to ask a partner what they want or how they want it because he already knows. If he does make the mistake of asking, and his partner acts uncomfortable, refuses to answer, or even gets annoyed with him for asking, it’s because he has failed as a man and as an expert in sex stuff. It’s his responsibility to show other people what they want.

No wonder sex and intimacy is so often fraught with fear and confusion, right? Thank God for Mike Domitrz and his amazing work with The Date Safe Project. Mike spends his days speaking to young men and women across the country about sexuality and consent—topics that are sadly left out of many the conversations we have with our spouses, partners, and children about sex and sexuality.

Listen to this episode of the podcast for yourself and for your loved ones—especially your children. And pass it on.

Learn more about Mike Domitrz and his work at www.datesafeproject.org and at www.everydaymindfulnessshow.com.