An Underaged Teen Asked a Homeless Man to Buy Him Beer. And Learned the Lesson of a Lifetime.

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“Broken Bottles” performed by Ben Grenrock.

Anger and the Superior Man – Is it about Gender or Personal Inadequacy?

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Graham Phoenix looks at the anger surrounding the recent shooting in the US, and explains how it all relates to an expression of personal inadequacy.

The Therapist I Met on My Way Up from Bottom

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Tim Lineaweaver was a twenty-seven year alcoholic, drug-addled young man with PTSD and a dismal hope for a meaningful future. Then he met a therapist named Elaine.

Yet Another Set of Confessions of an Alcoholic

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Larry Siskin knows there are two kinds of alcoholics…and that’s not the start of a bad joke.

One Drink: A Poem About Battling The Bottle

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Keith Manning shares the daily struggles facing a man with a drinking problem.

Addiction, Genetics, and My Father’s Hands

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Seeing his father in himself reminds Brian Shea of the things he’d rather not inherit.

The Man Box: The Link Between Emotional Suppression and Male Violence

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Mark Greene explores the Man Box, and how it leads to policing of behavior that dares to fall outside the boundaries of traditional masculinity.

A Long-Cast Shadow: The Son Laments, the Father Learns

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As the son of an abusive, alcoholic father, Tim Lineaweaver had to learn how to pick up the pieces of his life and become a better man and dad for his children.

15 Signs You May be Hitting the Bottle too Hard

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Danny Baker gives a list of warning signs that may indicate your drinking is moving into a dangerous realm.

Song Beneath the Songs: “Hey Jealousy” by The Gin Blossoms

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Greg Olear on the Gin Blossoms’ troubled genius.

Why Didn’t I Leave an Emotionally Abusive Relationship? I Didn’t Know It Was Abusive.

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It was only after David L left his relationship of thirteen years that he realized he had been emotionally abused during that time.

Incredible Time Lapse Video Shows How Dignity and Respect Can Change a Man

Transformation of a Veteran

There are 60,000 homeless veterans in America. It’s a solvable problem. Here is a way to start.

On Making Amends and Finding Gratitude

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There are many paths to gratitude. Matt Clapper’s led him through a series of amends, and he is the better for it.

When Parents are Branded as Bad

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Law Professor Tamar Birckhead on the unintended consequences of a system meant to protect children.

Life Lessons From My Alcoholic Boss

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Mark Oppenheimer quit the best job of his young life because his new boss was a drunk.

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Taking One Step Forward, Knowing I May Take Two More Back

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Richard Krzyzanowski has been sober for three years, but he still wakes up terrified after dreaming about the warm embrace of bourbon.