What Role Are You Playing In Your Relationship? - Justin Lioi, LCSW - Brooklyn, NY

Have you and your partner fallen into particular roles that you now feel stuck in?

How did those roles come about? Were they freely chosen by the two of you–together? Or are they remnants of the role you’ve always played in relationships, with friends, growing up in your family?

These are some of the questions I explore in my regular Good Men Project column, this week titled Knowing Yourself Isn’t Enough.

Would love to hear your thoughts!

And if you’d like to schedule time to talk, please contact me.


Justin Lioi, LCSW is a men’s mental health and relationship expert based in Brooklyn, NY (and online throughout New York State and internationally.) He received his degree from New York University and has been working in family and men’s counseling for over 10 years. Justin is on the Board of the National Association of Social Workers and writes a weekly column for the Good Men Project called Unmasking Masculinity. He can be found on local and national podcasts talking about assertiveness, anger, self-compassion, all with the goal of becoming the man you want to be.