Reconnect this Father's DayImage by: JukinMedia
10 June 2021

It's Been Too Long.

2 minutes read time

Over the past 15 months we've missed Christmas dinners, birthdays, and countless firsts with our friends, families, and loved ones. The important folk in our lives. And now something that feels like normality is approaching.

We know it’s not always easy staying connected with the father figures in our lives. Maybe you’re dealing with long distance, complicated family issues, pandemic-related strains - it doesn’t take much to feel disconnected these days. That's why we've come up with a few small steps that can lead to big leaps in reconnecting with the men in your life and strengthening bonds.

So, this Father's Day, make some time for your old-timer.

Schedule regular check-ins.

We can all benefit from a regularly scheduled catch-up. Scheduling a recurring chat makes staying in touch the norm, takes some of the stress away, and makes staying connected a priority. Set up a consistent plan for touching base so you’re not going months in between conversations.

Reach out with ALEC.

Sometimes we don’t know exactly how to start off a conversation, or it can feel awkward or forced if it’s been a while. By following four simple steps in ALEC, you can better navigate the conversation.

Go beyond small talk.

If we dig a little deeper and carve our space for more meaningful conversations, it can make all the difference in how connected we feel. Our Movember Conversations tools gives you more support, especially if you are reaching out to a friend or loved one you think might be struggling.

Take time to learn about the things they like.

It’s easy it is to have a natural conversation talking about something your father figure likes. Even if his interests don’t align with yours, take the initiative and ask questions. You might find yourself exiting the conversation with information that leaves you both feeling naturally more connected.

Share experiences.

Shared experiences are natural bridge-builders. Reading a book or watching a TV show at the same time provide great starting points for even greater conversations.

Make Father’s Day every month through monthly giving.

Supporting men’s health programs and initiatives every month means more time with our fathers and fatherly figures. Give monthly and have a year-round impact.