People Started Referring to Me as a Monster: A Gay Man’s Struggle With Alcohol

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It took some hard lessons for Alexander to realize that he didn’t have to keep living his life by other people’s standards.

One Mother’s Plea to Her Ex: You’re Missing Everything

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Three Boys and a Mom’s Rachael Boley has words for her ex, and they tell us everything about everything important about life.

How Love Brought Me Up From Rock Bottom

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In the hope that it will keep someone from having one of their own, I give you my “rock bottom” story.

What Made Him Become the Drunkest Guy in the Room

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Years of bullying made Matt Cain look for a way to be accepted. It took many more years for him to realize what happened.

The Ups and Downs of Late-Blooming Manhood

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Coming into manhood ten years late means missing out on a few things.

Online Therapy for How to Help an Alcoholic or Drug Addict

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Do you love an alcoholic or an addict? Counselor Carl explains how caring for yourself is the healthiest thing you can do—for you and your partner.

No Coke for Don Draper

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Don Draper would not buy the world a coke…but not for the reasons you think.

Evolution of Love — The Freedom of Goodbye

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Love hurts, if we let it. But we can evolve beyond the pain and fear when we learn to let go and say Goodbye.

“Mad Men” Eulogies: Don’s Bottle

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You’ll miss the bad old days, when ad men could not manage the madness they made. A farewell to Mad Men.

How to Be The Sober Guy

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Trying to stay sober while it seems like everyone around you is drinking? Ryan Bell has a plan.

Golf: A Sport of Frailty and Redemption

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Adam Crawford explains how the theme of redemption runs through the core of the sport of golf and why that attracts us to the game.

Family Romance

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Timothy Liu writes of addiction, resentment, and family secrets.

10 Ways Falling in Love With an Alcoholic Changed My Perspective

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Dating an alcoholic will change your perception of relationships.

The Myth of Codependency

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  Sarah Jones thinks that the popular use of the term “codependent” causes more problems than it solves.  —– The other day, I was in my favorite local bakery thinking of article topics to write about. I passed by a woman who was talking about someone she knew, saying, “Yeah, she’s codependent.” I said to […]

Night Train

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Jarrett Neal reflects on the heartbreak and alcoholism that so often attended black men from “the Jim Crow South” in this searing poem.

How America’s Culture of Shame is a Killer for Boys

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Put an end to shaming by doing one beautifully simple thing.