The Doorway to Love Is a Broken Heart

I dare you to let the hammer of love smash open your heart.

My Father is Alive, but is Dead to Me

Steve Dustcircle struggles with the knowledge that an emotional death can be more devastating than a physical one. It characterizes the mourning he feels for his dad, a man who is still alive.

Abandonment PTSD: How Willpower Will Take You From Zero to Healed

How one couple stopped living their past and learned to fight for their future…and how you can, too.

The Three Universal Relationship Wounds

Jed Diamond explains how abandonment, shame, and betrayal impact us throughout our lives.

The Empty Space

Cabot O’Callaghan shares his grief of finding then losing the father he never had.

The Importance of Fathers

Karen Jones shares two personal stories on the presence and absence of fathers in their children’s lives.

Finding the Courage to Talk About Violence

In the wake of Baltimore’s riots, Raoul Wieland explores the nature and implications of violence and the social disconnection that inflames it.

The Wounds of Absence

For Cabot O’Callaghan, art flows from the pain of growing up with an absent father.

The Wrong Way to Ask for a Divorce

Ending a marriage is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be cruel.

Divorce: Then and Now

Jenny Kanevsky grew up with divorce and is facing one now, but she’s determined to make it different for her sons.

Three Good Years Taught Me the Value of a Father

The father she knew and loved wasn’t with her for long, but long enough that she never forgot what a good father could mean to his daughters.

The Aftermath of Abandonment, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?

His father abandoned him time and time again, but Brian Bowers has found his own path to peace and acceptance.

A Man is Torn Between the Loving Dad of His Childhood and the Stranger His Dad Became

Hart Reiniger tells the story of his dad, his ultimate hero despite having to rectify feelings for the man he idolized against the one who cruelly rejected him as an adult.

20 Red Flags To Watch Out For In Relationships

Jordan Gray says that you can save a lot of time, energy, and heartache by watching out for these common pitfalls.

The Hole a Father Leaves by Leaving

Kyle’s father abandoned him, causing unbearable pain. But this young man has pushed past shame to redeem his life and claim his manhood.

Aggression isn’t What Women are Most Afraid of in Men

I’ve made a mess of relationships because I was so busy trying to protect women from aggression that I completely overlooked the one thing they were dying for from me.