Tom Mallouk subtly and profoundly takes on on the painful subject of boyhood sexual abuse in this wrenching poem.
Addiction: is it a brain disease or a disease of choice?
They know how to exploit your guilt and insecurities, and if you keep letting them communicate with you, they will keep breaking you.
The dad gig is a tough one. It’s even worse if you didn’t have great examples in your childhood.
With his sobriety came acceptance, healing, and forgivenes—but still a divorce.
I didn’t want to be your grandfather, but somehow I turned out to be just like him. ___ To my always son, You’re reading this because I am not there right now. It isn’t fair. I know it isn’t. I didn’t want to be your grandfather, but somehow I turned out to be just like […]
I decided I deserved better. ___ Last year I made one of the biggest decisions of my life. For nearly two years, it would have been two years last May, I had been dating a guy across seas who owned every part of my heart. Love wasn’t and never will be a strong enough word […]
It’s time we understand the role of community in the rise and fall of our sons.
I am the victim of childhood sexual abuse. __ Trigger warning* – Sexual Abuse I am the victim of childhood sexual abuse. I write candidly about coping with the sexual abuse at the hands of my grandfather on my blog. My blog is about the isolation from my parents. It is about looking at the scary things […]
Is admitting being a victim of child sexual abuse courageous? ___ There are times I doubt this power as I look at myself in the mirror. I am still remarkably human. The hair fades in color and quantity. The waist still expands as if my stomach had a mind of its own. I still have […]
How can we support men to keep them from becoming abusive?
Another person’s background may have led them to different conclusions than your own, but that doesn’t make their opinion less valid.