The Gentle Art of Self-Forgiveness

If you want to move past the disappointments in your life, stop being so hard on yourself.

Parents: Life Goes on for Your Children Regardless of Where They Attend College

What matters most for your child: prestige or experience?

How to Prevail Over The Paralyzing Post-Divorce Failure Emotional Cocktail

Divorce has hit and in the aftermath, leaves a feeling all its own. How do you get out of it? Bill Douglas has some ideas.

Online Dating: Avoiding Disappointment When You Finally Meet Offline

So it’s finally time to meet offline, how exciting!! Minimize your worry (and disappointment) by taking some simple pre-date precautions.

How Do You Really Handle Failure?

Theresa Byrne helps you examine how you handle disappointment. Do you have “emotional competency”?

Dear Son, I Hope You Fail

Failure is the key to finding yourself, and ultimately success. This dad shows his son, and us, how.

How to Stop Thinking Everyone Has It Better Than You After Your Breakup

Breakup expert Matt Shumate wants you to stop comparing yourself with other guys—so the lovers you want can see your amazing gifts.

Why Follow your Dreams’ is Terrible Advice

Don’t listen to anyone who tells you to follow your dreams. Following my dreams led to years of frustration and dead-ends. My life improved when I gave up on my dreams.

Encouraging the Art of Self-Forgiveness in our Boys

Connie K. Grier shares the power of self-forgiveness and teaching our sons how to forgive.

The Fallacy of Comparing Pain

Is it possible, or even worthwhile, to rank your pain against the pain of others?


Kris Bigalk demonstrates how potent one simple metaphor can be.

On Plans to Build My Daughter a Tipi

Speaking as a father to a young daughter, Adam Hughes explores the gap between expectation and reality–parental promise and parental failure.

Having it All Means Surrendering to Despair, Disillusionment and Desire

It’s not enough to think positive. Tamara Star reveals why.

A Dad Talks Openly About a Miscarriage and the Effect It Had on Him

Dads can often be forgotten in the devastation of a miscarriage. One dad shares his experience in hopes of helping other dads going through it.

3 Ways Being Nice Can Hurt Your Relationship

Thomas Fiffer reveals 3 ways being nice is the worst thing you can do to your partner.

When Do You Stop Cutting the Crust?

Tor Constantino tries to be ‘dadmirable’ with sandwiches, balancing disappointment and teachable moments for his kids.