For Mindful Men: No, Sex Won’t Heal Your Broken Heart

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How do you heal a broken heart? Most of us have experienced this pain, but there are some important no-no’s (and mindful suggestions) to keep in mind.

The Sun Still Rises: Surviving and Thriving After Grief and Loss

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When all seems lost, keep pushing forward.

Don’t Jump to Divorce as the Answer. Instead, Change Your Perception

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There is a way back to the love you thought you had lost. Dr. Jed Diamond explains.

Done Punching Walls: How I’m Saving My Marriage

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Rory Caldwell was an angry man. After seeing himself through his son’s eyes, he’s now healing himself, his marriage, and his family.

When She Gets Mad, Try Not to See Red

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Richard Gatley, a clinical psychologist, observes that men and women can experience anger differently. He explains what he sees and teaches men how to lovingly respond.

When the Why is Important the Work is Less Difficult

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At 42 she decided life was too short to settle for misery. Five years and three questions later she’s too fired up to ever settle again.

Dear Depression Sufferers: This Tweak in Thinking Could Set You Free

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Have you accepted that depression will always be a part of you?

3 Things I Wish Someone Said to Me After Trauma

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Sarafina Bianco has advanced degrees in DV and PTSD. Here’s her crash course on what people should and shouldn’t say to survivors of trauma.

Why Do I Attract Unavailable Men?

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How to empower your love after the storm of passion wanes.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Learning to Live Better

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The movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story has a message that Christian Clifton needed to hear.

Home HIV Test? Here’s Why You Should Say No

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There’s now a home test for finding out your HIV-status and Shadley Grei hopes you never use it.

“Find concrete reasons to feel worthwhile again.”

Hang in there

This comment by Dave D’aranjo on the post Why Men Commit Suicide: The Three Warning Signs Most People Miss

“When a guy finds a safe place to talk without judgment, the floodgates open.”

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Great article, Aaron. I LOVE the last two sentences. As we’ve talked about, with many men it takes a gut wrenching, 2×4 club to the stomach sort of epiphany to want to talk. When my clients reach this point of pain, hunger, or fear…they finally call. When a guy finds a safe place to talk without judgment, the flood gates open. Sometimes it’s way too late. Even then it doesn’t matter. He needs to work on being better at his NEXT relationship.
Then he has to decide if he actually going to DO anything different. If nothing changes – nothing changes.
Title: When a guy finds a safe place to talk without judgment, the floodgates open.

We’re Men. We Don’t Talk About Our Feelings.

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Aaron Anderson describes how overcoming the stereotype of the silent stoic could help men take responsibility for their relationships.

20 Great Ways to Sabotage Yourself

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Paul Hudson suggests that avoiding these things will have a positive effect on our lives.

Five Suggestions for Talking to a Guy About Difficult Topics

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Andrew Smiler provides five conversational tips to help boys and men feel more comfortable during challenging conversations.