About Thomas G. Fiffer

Thomas G. Fiffer, Executive Editor at The Good Men Project, is a graduate of Yale and holds an M.A. in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He posts regularly on his blog, Tom Aplomb, and serves as Editor of Westport's HamletHub, a local online news and information service. He is also a featured storyteller with MouseMuse Productions and is working on his first novel.

You Don’t Need a Spreadsheet to Sum Up Rejection

You Don't Need a Spreadsheet by Renato Ganoza

No matter how you categorize it, rejection hurts and it’s deeply personal. But it can be handled with grace and aplomb.

21 Signs Your Relationship Is Doomed

Should Love Really by Guian Bolisay

We all know relationships are hard work, but they’re not supposed to be hell. These 21 tell-tale signs spell perdition for even the most committed couples.

Send a Message of Hope to Domestic Violence Survivors

Send a Message by Howard Lake

In the time it takes you to read this tagline, 4 people will be abused. One of them might be someone you know.

Why Do Superheroes Need Alter Egos?

Why Do Superheroes by Adam Bailey

On the occasion of Batman’s 75th birthday, Thomas Fiffer explores the duality that defines superheroes.

Men Are Worthy, Despite What We’re Taught

Men Are Worthy by Grey World

Reconnecting with an old friend reminds Thomas Fiffer of his own struggle to regain self-respect.

Boys Like to Bang on Things, and This Kid’s Got a Beat

Boys Like to Bang by Dan Carollo

A 10-year-old boy finds a most unusual way to make music. Are you ready for some good, clean fun?

‘The Greatest’ Deals a Knockout Blow to Racial Stereotypes

The Greatest by NTCNATO

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was formidable in the ring—but even more so in the talk show guest chair.

Are You ‘Guardrailing’ Your Partner?

Are You Guardrailing by Lee Cannon

Protecting your “bad driver” partner is one thing. Absorbing the full brunt of each crash is another.

Can Sex Without Cuddles Be Intimate? A Reader Responds With Poetry

Can Sex Without Cuddles by Thomas Fiffer

A post on a problem in relationships inspires a poem.

An Unforgettable Father-Daughter Dance

An Unforgettable Father by Kenzie Carey

Watch as this dad takes some extra steps to help his daughter enjoy her dance pageant.

How to Move From Pain to Healing

How to Move From by glasseyes view

Suffering is universal, but how we handle it is not. Thomas Fiffer opens the way to healing through a window in his heart.

10 Feelings That Imitate Love

Are You in Love or by dresdnhope

Each of these 10 feelings can feel exactly like love. Here’s how to tell whether you’re experiencing the real thing or you’ve just been bewitched.

Would You Call the Cops on Your Kid?

Would You Call by Fail Army

A boy is caught bullying, and his father calls the police to teach him a lesson. Is it total overkill or practical parenting?

5 Reasons Why Consent Doesn’t Come Naturally

5 Reasons Why Consent by Brian Moore

Consent should be simple, right? Then why is it so confusing?

5 Words on Love That Will Make or Break Your Relationship

4 words on love by thomas fiffer

An ordinary object leads Thomas Fiffer to an extraordinary epiphany.

Cutting in Line Is Not OK—Unless You Use ReservationHop

Cutting in Line by Will

Power has its privileges, but apps can level the playing field—unless of course, they’re designed to entitle the entitled.