Sonnet at the End of Eating


Jeff Oaks evokes the late-night loneliness of television in a dark room, and the sense that something has been lost.

Are Youth Offenders Victims As Well?


We must move beyond seeing youth offenders as merely criminals. They are victims in need of love as well.

Returning an Adopted Child: A True Story

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An Ohio family “returned” their adopted son after nine years. Brent Almond takes issue with that.

The Faces of Codependent Men


Men are Codependent, Too. They just show it differently. Here are Some Signs That You Might be Codependent.

What Happens When White Fathers Leave Their Black Daughters?

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Bea Hinton grew up hoping her white father would show up on the doorstep and whisk her away into a happy white family, the kind she sees on TV. That never happened. Here’s what did.

Dirty Little Secrets: Men, Trauma, and Mental Health

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After his father was declared an enemy of the state in Uganda, his family fled. Now a successful consultant and men’s group leader, Kenny D’Cruz continues to heal from a life marked by persecution and mental illness.

Confessions From a Former Psycho Bitch From Hell


A quest for perfection turned Vironika Tugaleva into an urban legend.

Forgiving Adultery


After cheating, a yogi learns that you have to forgive to heal.

The Crisis of the Disappearing Dad: The Hidden Reasons Men Leave Their Families


Jed Diamond explores the dynamic of some dads who abandon their families because they feel abandoned themselves.

Lost Children


Shilly-Shally plays a game with me that reveals, I think, some of the deepest fears and desires children know.

Having a Gay Dad: Once a Stigma, Now a Source of Pride: Jared Replies to Amie


Jared Karol on dealing separately with the confusion of having a gay father, and the man his father was.

The Gay Dad Project Letters


Your dad is gay, too? How Jared, Erin, and Amie found each other and created a project for families like theirs.

Life Since Daddy Left


This is why their father left us.

Lost and Found Life (A.K.A.: Moving is Hell)


I’m pretty sure if Dante’s Inferno portrays a for-real place, one of the circles has people packing and unpacking for all eternity.

“The ultimate defect of being ‘too nice’ is that it can convey to a toxic person that they posess this power over you.”


This is a comment by Jon D on the Comment of the Day “The problem nice guys have is they put women on pedestals and themselves in a pit.”

Don Draper Is America


Don Draper is a dead man.