How Poop Taught Me To Be a Responsible Husband

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Ben Martin needed the rudest wake up call imaginable to learn to take responsibility for his actions in life and in his marriage.

The Lesson of the Wall: Why My Anger Looked Different to Me from The Inside Than It Did on the Outside

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Graham Phoenix often felt the urge to exert control, the need to get people to listen to him. What happened to him when he resorted to violence to be in charge?

The Secret Reason Most Romantic Relationships Fall Apart

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Lori Lothian reveals the hidden ingredient that spoils most romantic unions.

Man Up? Woman Up? How About We All Just Stand Up?

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Tamara Star’s advice to all adults, men and women, on how to live more responsible lives.

30 Ways to Make Yourself Miserable (Along with Everyone Around You)

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Lion Goodman shares the secret techniques to suffering.

Why Men Need to Give Women a Break Too

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“You’re too emotional. You used to be fun. You’re so jealous.” Most women have heard these labels. Why?

The Blame Game

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Mike Sliwa believes blame has replaced responsibility and therefore reinforced dominant points of view.

The Problematic Fairy-Tale Wedding

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Marriage counselor Aaron Anderson critiques our ever-dangerous tendency to mix fairy-tales and marriage.

When Being a Parent Makes You a Bad Person

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Michael Noll had to learn—the hard way—that raising children comes with the risk and the temptation of becoming a bad person.

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Robert Llewelllyn looks back at reasons why he was angry. And why he wasn’t.

Change Starts With Me

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A dislocated knee helped Christian Clifton realize that whatever blame can be placed at the time of a traumatic incident, it is up to him to take the actions needed to heal.

What to Do Before You Complain

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Tim O’Connor finally understands ‘You spot it, you got it.’ What I complain about in others is in me.

“I lost 25 pounds, quit blaming other people for my problems, went back to school, got a job, and now I love my life.”

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This is a comment by Mike Russo on the post “Where Have All the Good Guys Gone?”

“Is there ever a circumstance where the victim shoulders some of the blame/responsibility for their assault? For me the answer is no.”

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This comment is by Nadine, to Archy, on the post “Rape Culture: What it is and how it works?”

Good Men Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies

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Men, we have met the enemy, and he is us.

Blowing Up the Powderkeg Marriage

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A mature story about blowing up the dysfunction of a marriage and learning to communicate.