What a Farty Old Dog Taught Me About Parenting, Divorce, and My Codependency


We learn so much from our best friends, even the ones who can’t speak.

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.

So You’re Dating a Divorced Dad


John McElhenney lays down some simple, sensible ground rules for healthy relationships with divorced fathers.

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.

Why We Love the Video of Twenty Strangers Kissing

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What was it that gave me goosebumps and a smile from within watching strangers kiss, and then also again as strangers undressed each other?

What Networking and Pitching Taught Me About Love and Rejection

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In a relationship, the reality is, the person you may be ready for, may not be ready for you yet.

I Don’t Know Your Monkey


While empathy is primarily intellectual, compassion is based in a desire to help.

Raising a Son When All of Your Role Models Have Failed You

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Stopping the cycle of abuse is one challenge, but a bigger challenge is knowing how to raise a son when the men in your life are abusers.

Discussions About Death; It’s an Act of Kindness

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Meditating on our own death might seem morbid, but it is responsible and loving.

How to Find—and Stay on—the Bright Side When Life Sucks and You’re in Free Fall


Lots of people were unhappy. But inside my failing rocket, our little trio, laughed, celebrated, and jumped on the trampoline.

James: Showing Up for My Kids

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Welcome to Portraits in Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads.

5 Things to Do Before Getting Married to Improve Your Odds of Staying Married

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Before you set a date, register for gifts, and send out the wedding invitations, add these 5 things to your to-do list—if you want your marriage to go the distance.

Burning the Pages of the Divorce Playbook

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As the concept of starting relationships evolves in the 21st Century, the same is true for ending them.

Will Prioritizing my Son’s Emotional Well-Being Emasculate Him?

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When we give special consideration to our children’s emotional health are we taking care of girls, but coddling our boys?

A Divorce Habit From the Middle Ages Continues


January tends to be chock full of Divorces. Frederik Pedersen tells us why.

5 Ways to Know She’s in It for the Right Reasons


Even if you think she might be “the one,” how do you know if she’s committed to you?