Jealousy & Suffering

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We all get jealous at times. The trick is to realize, and then overcome it. Leo Babauta tells us how.

Call for Submissions: Faces of a Fatherless Nation Photo Story

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As fatherlessness rises across the globe, Fathers Incorporated’s Kenneth Braswell hopes this new initiative will shed light on the true diversity of today’s fatherlessness crisis.

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The Last Time My Father Sees Me

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A poem of quiet power and beauty, Dalton Day’s “The Last Time My Father Sees Me” strikes a rare balance between honest emotion and fresh, surreal imagery.

The Moment I Became a Grown-Up

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Shadley Grei describes the day he stopped being a kid and introduced himself to the father who had ignored him for eighteen years.

Sonnet at the End of Eating

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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?

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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

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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

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

Forgiving Adultery

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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

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

Lost Children

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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

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

The Gay Dad Project Letters

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