I Tick Every Macho Box. How Could I Be Gay?


A rugby player found himself confronting more than one stereotype in his own mind as he struggles with coming out.

Finding Value in the Pain of Your Divorce

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Katie Vessel says you have to feel the hurt of divorce to learn—and heal—from it.

A Dad’s Advice to Jim Bob Duggar: You Can’t Fix It If You Deny It Exists


Today, two dads have some input for the Duggar parents. In the first, dad Matt Sweetwood speaks father to patriarch with some solid wisdom.

Money And Relationship: Navigating Dangerous Waters

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When you have money problems, you are going to have relationship problems – count on it.

The Five Stages of Grief and Loss in Divorce

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When a marriage dies and sadness hits, it’s the sadness that will heal you.

First Impressions: Why We Keep Our Real Selves Hidden When We Meet New People


Meeting someone for the first time is like meeting yourself all over again.

A Gay Dad Sounds Off On the Abuse and Lies in TLC’s “My Husband is Not Gay”

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TLC launched the sensational “Not Gay” show about “same sex attracted” men marrying straight women. Media focused on the plight of the men. Rob Watson thinks the real focus needs to be the damage to the women they married.

When She Says It’s Over It’s Over

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Better to accept reality than become The Thing That Wouldn’t Leave.

It’s Finally Over. Why Am I So Surprised?: Scenes From a Divorce, Part 1

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Steven Axelrod, with part one of a seven part series from the front lines of modern divorce.

“From personal experience, I’ve had no problem integrating my abuse into my happy and fulfilling life.”

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This Comment of the Day was by Cornelius Walker on the post Are Victims Obligated to Tell Their Stories a Certain Way?

I Can Finally Say I Am Proud to Be a Man

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A lifetime of homophobia had beaten down Larry Best, but with the help of a friend, he has regained pride in his manhood.

Mental Toughness Has Nothing to Do with Being a Hardass

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Learn the difference between mastery and suppression of your feelings.

The Phases of a Break-Up

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Josh Bowman shares the many phases of a break-up.

Are American Churches As Racist As My Mom?

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Fear is what we feel, denial is what we do, and defensiveness is how we do it.

Why Can’t My Ex-Husband Talk About Our Son’s Psychiatric Disorder?

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Part of loving a person with a psychiatric disorder, writes Pauline Gaines, is acknowledging that the disorder is real.

Darkness Falling


On spending years dealing with depression every way other than dealing with it.