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Podcast: The Forgotten Father hosted by Kellie Stirling

Updated: Sep 7, 2022

Kellie Stirling works with individuals, supporting them to transition through the complex terrains of mid-life and menopause and in making their unique contribution to the world. Kellie came to hear about my work with The Forgotten Father and invited me onto her podcast to chat.

This episode of Talkin' About Midlife is centred in the dynamic of cis gender, heterosexual relationships. However, as we discuss dynamics in family systems, roles that we may be playing and patterns of interaction you may find this useful information regardless of your sexual or gender orientation.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The journey of parenthood for men and what some of the patterns can be when they are not coping,

  • How they can get into a really unhealthy systemic dynamic with their female partner where she takes on a role of mothering and they the son in their relationship dynamic and the repercussions of this,

  • That men’s hormones do change when a new baby arrives so that they can bond with the baby and provide support and love to their partner,

  • That men can also experience birth trauma and how this can impact on them,

  • What inner work is helpful to men to participate in to shift relationship dynamics that are not supportive of their transition to fatherhood and learning to co-parent with their partner.

Carla Crivaro is a trauma-informed and certified Sex, Love & Relationship Coach, she works with men and women internationally to reach their goals in delicious sex, profound love and authentic relationships. Carla helps men and women understand themselves and each other, sexually and relationally, in and out of the bedroom. You can reach her at


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