Dear Dad: Won’t Happen Overnight


This Mother of 3 is haunted by the trauma of her deliveries. She needs her husband to be more open about it, but it will take time.

Can People Change? Just Look at Yourself.

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Think people can’t change? Look in the mirror before you answer.

I Eat My Pain

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In Jackie Summers’ experience, people are always telling you to “just get over it” when it comes to emotional pain. They rarely, as Jackie does here, tell you how.

Why Pain Is a Wonderful Thing

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Don’t kill the messenger: pain is also the source of compassion.

Keep It Civil: 10 Ways to Tactfully End a Relationship

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Nicole Johnson offers ten ways to end a relationship with class and composure.

A Response to “A Manifesto for Conscious Men”

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Sometimes it hurts being a man in modern western society.

You Bette Believe It: Heartbreak in a Macho World


In a man’s man’s world, who says there’s no room for Bette Midler?

Can Heartbreak Break a Man?


Nicole Johnson argues that societal tropes of masculine strength and perseverance obscure the fact that emotional damage can destroy a man.

On Boys, Suicide, and the Lessons of Unfilled Holes

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“We need to teach our boys that they can bear suffering and loss without shame … that anger is a question that deserves deeper answers than punishment or silence.”

Pain Is a Gift, Recognize It


We should cherish our pain, Seth Mullins writes, as it’s a primal expression of our true selves.