How Childhood Trauma Can Wreck Your Relationship and What You Can Do to Heal

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Childhood trauma damages our brains, but healing can occur. Jed Diamond, PhD, explains how to identify — and change — our self-limiting beliefs.

The Loss of Innocence

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He was a sweet little boy who loved life until the unspeakable changed him. — Sorting through a stack of boxes in a rare attempt to organize my life, I stumble across a decades-old photograph stuck to the back of a college textbook. I haven’t seen this photo in years. The colors have faded with […]

Four Types of Relationships We Experience

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There are different types of relationships that affect how we love and live life.  — There are going to be plenty of relationships in your life, no matter the seriousness of them. Recently, I spotted an article about divorced men, which in turn made me look at my boyfriend—who is also divorced. He is one […]

3 Things I Learned While Building My Dream on the Side

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He worked 12-hour days to make his dream a reality and learned this along the way. — Never give up on your dreams, but there are times when you need to make adjustments. Balance in life? What is that? For over four years, I worked 12 hour days, much of which was spent trying to […]

What My Ten-Year-Old-Son Taught Me About Being Imperfect

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An offhand comment by her son taught her an incredible lesson about perfection and truly living life.  — Yesterday, my children and I were enjoying a lazy summer day, and my ten-year-old son told me–out of the blue,“ Mom… I actually never want to be perfect.” I stopped what I was doing and realized what […]

3 Things I Will Do Differently in My Next Relationship

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I learned from divorce and know what not to do next time.

Marvel’s Fantastic Ant-Man Plot Based on Realistic Absent Father Dynamics

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She went to enjoy a movie but walked away with a profound understand of what happens when fathers are absent. — Ant-Man was well acted and exceptionally produced. But this is not a movie review. Cassie was as thrilled to see her father as he was to see her. The plot and its rich character development included two absent […]

What an Absent Father Taught Me About Love

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Some lessons come from cultivated, intimate moments. Others grow from hardship. Kriste Peoples shares what she’s learned about love, courtesy of Dad.

10 Qualities That Can Make Guys More Attractive

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There are qualities guys have or can learn that make us irresistible.  — I was recently reading Iron John, A Book About Men by Robert Bly, which uses a Brothers Grimm tale to talk about stages of masculine development. The book talks about various stages of being a complete man as they relate to mythological […]

3 Ways I Knew My Marriage Was Dead

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It bothered him a bit when she cried, but when his kids cried, it broke him. — I remember the day I shut the door. I told my wife I didn’t want any more of my life wasted with her, and she was dragging me down. I was sick of living in misery and not […]

Focus on These Five Proven Nutritional Habits to Lose Fat

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Here’s why too many guys are struggling to lose weight and live an amazing life. — Do this. Do that. Actually, do this instead. With health and fitness, we’re always chasing the next “it thing.” The “it thing” that quickens our fat loss while reducing our efforts needed. To sum it up, we’re always looking […]

The Day I Panicked and Applied For a Job

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He quit his job to live his dream. Three months later, no money was coming in and he panicked. — Last week, I was driving home from dinner with my wife, and we were talking about a friend of ours. He has worked for himself for years, but because his business is slow, he just […]

4 Ways Divorce Made Me a Better Man

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Patrick Sallee wasn’t sure he’d survive his divorce. Three years later, he’s thriving.

Divorced Guys Make Better Lovers

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Serge Bielanko is pretty sure his next relationship will be the best he’s ever had. By Serge Bielanko I’m pretty sure that my next serious relationship will be the best I’ve ever had. Why do you say that, divorced dude? Ha. Fair question. Divorced seven months now, the hurt and pain has been massive and […]

Dating a Widow: Is She Really Ready to Move On?

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If she loved him, wouldn’t she remove her late husband’s photos? — Hi Sandy, Five months ago, I met the most wonderful woman. She lost her husband 3 years prior to us meeting. Our relationship has grown quickly, probably because we’re both 58 and know what we want in a relationship. I’m spending more and more time with her. […]

Do This One Thing For More Sex

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There’s a secret to fulfilling all of yours and your partner’s desires. — Fellas, have you ever found yourself saying “Nah, my girl can’t do that”, or “I would never let my wife do XYZ”? Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. My man won’t let me do anything either. Not one damn thing. Burlesque? Nope. […]