The Three Universal Relationship Wounds


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

The Empty Space

The Empty Space by underclassrisingnet

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

The Importance of Fathers

The Importance of Fathers by greg

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

Finding the Courage by Sasha Maksymenko

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

The Wounds of Absence by Abhimanyu

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

The Wrong Way to Ask for a Divorce

The Wrong Way by Dennis Skley

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

Divorce: Then and Now

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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

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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?

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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

The Hole a Father by OWN

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

Aggression isn't What Women are Most Afraid of in Men  Foxspain Fotografía:Flickr

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.

Jealousy & Suffering


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


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.

The Last Time My Father Sees Me


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.