Archive for December, 2015

How Men Can Break Out of the “Boy Code” In Relationships

As I wrote in my last post, the “boy code” is a set of unwritten expectations about what it means to be a boy and a man in our society. It teaches boys to not be sissies, to be tough, to be aggressive, and to value achievement above all else. It is enforced with shame

What Is The “Boy Code” And How It Damages Your Relationships

Boys growing up, both straight and gay, are subjected to something called the “boy code”.  It is a set of unwritten societal expectations about what it means to be a boy and man in our society. It is enforced by peers, parents, teachers and coaches in playgrounds, classrooms and on athletic fields. The rules are

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