Raise ‘Em Up

Justin Ricklefs on children, foster parenting, and crying.

Let the Tears Flow, Mr. Speaker

Michael Carley looks at one famous man’s tears in a business where men are not supposed to cry.

Comment of the Day: ‘You see boys holding back tears with balled fits and a face full of hot air because he wasn’t allowed to cry.’

This comment was by Anthony Brown on the post “Why We Need to Lay Down our Weapons in the Battle of the Sexes.”

Cowards Don’t Cry

Screw the cultural cowardice you’ve been fed. Cry if you feel like crying.

Letting Her Cry May Be The Best Thing For The Relationship

Over nine years of marriage has taught me … the best you can do is nothing.

Why it’s OK for Boys to Fail

Is failure better than not trying? Andrew Books, father of a high school wrestler, shares how losses teach as much, or more than, wins.

How to Raise Boys With Both Courage and Compassion

Christine Walker, mother of four sons, wonders why, in the depths of our subconscious, are we scared to be too nice to our boys?

How Long Does it Take to Move on After Divorce?

Ways to care for yourself as you heal from divorce

The Day My Daughters Found Out That I Cry

When confronted with the reality that his dog was dying only weeks after the loss of his brother-in-law, Brian Gawlak was shocked to learn his three daughters had never seen him cry.

The Reason Ice Cream Made Me Cry

Al Deluise isn’t lactose intolerant and didn’t drop his cone. The reason he’s crying over ice cream is actually a bit complicated.

4 Words That Hurt Your Relationship

 Your words have the power to draw your relationship closer together or tear it apart.  — “I need my space.” However many times have you said that? Does this work? Over the years, I’m sure being together has been quite a journey. You’re used to each others idioms and quirks. You know when to back […]

Tears and Comfort

We are born with sacred water inside us. Releasing tears is the soul’s call for help.

Upon Hearing that My Grandfather Would Like to See More Tears

Brian Baumgart goes to a darkly reflective and emotionally honest place in this poem.

Comment of the Day: “Don’t Cry on My Watch”

This comment is by El Bearsidente on the post Heart-Wrenching Photo of Doctor Crying Goes Viral. Here’s Why.

Men Crying: Should We Be Ashamed?

Matthew Rozsa explores an unusual aspect of the question: Why aren’t men supposed to cry?  ___ A funny thing happened on the way to my thirties: I’ve started crying again. This would normally be the part of the editorial in which I’d denounce our culture’s inability to differentiate between masculinity and mindless machismo, followed by a […]

The Man Secret

Thomas Fiffer reveals the secret that most men won’t admit to their partners.