The role of the patriarch has evolved more in the 21st century than ever before. Being in a relationship with a partner and a family is a dynamic that brings with it complexity at the best of times. What is the role of a father in times of stress? Are there core traits that all men share? How do men socialise vs women? There are four intrinsic observations which men can undergo to alleviate tensions before they spill over into the home. How can men be gentler, more forgiving, and less condemning towards themselves… and how will this affect family dynamics?