In Jackie Summers’ experience, people are always telling you to “just get over it” when it comes to emotional pain. They rarely, as Jackie does here, tell you how.
One of the significant issues with male survivors is that we generally believe we are alone, the only one. In fact, most of us are alone because of the walls of protection we build around ourselves.
Vince Cousino Anila rides his bike, trying to escape the shadow of the abusive father he won’t become.
Don’t kill the messenger: pain is also the source of compassion.
Sometimes it hurts being a man in modern western society.
Ken Solin believes that between rage and silence lies emotional health, and suggests that those men who have figured it out mentor those who have not.
We thought pain would be as difficult for men to talk about as were topics like race, and pornography and honesty, and rape and sexual violence, and gender. As it turns out, men want to talk about pain.
For Yago Colás, the anticipation of pain is often worse than the pain itself.
Elijah Oberman can’t find a way to describe his pain, but it feels good in a confusing way.
Tom Matlack’s obsession with pain is just a way to drown out his psychic angst.
After a tragic childhood, P.M. Leonard built up a shell, but he’s finding a way to see the light again.
A new memoir by a trauma surgeon sheds light on the different ways we can all suffer.
We should cherish our pain, Seth Mullins writes, as it’s a primal expression of our true selves.
Hugo Schwyzer tells about his experiences in and out of the pain of Self injury, Endurance Sports, and Male Narcissism.
Michael White, a victim of repetitive strain injury, needs to type slowly as he tells us the scientific and evolutionary side of pain.