You’re listening to Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Edward Adams, a licensed psychologist who has treated men in individual and group therapy and author of ‘Reinventing Masculinity: The Liberating Power of Compassion and Connection’. He’s here to discuss the concept of “confined masculinity” and how it requires men to live limited, constrained lives that leave many feeling unfulfilled. He believes the “man rules” of you can’t complain, make it to the top or be stoic doesn’t work in the 21st century. When we follow those silly rules and find them through life experiencse at work, love and play, they really hurt our lives. Edward says we all should be open to more ideas, communication and feelings.