Our society encourages men to be strong and silent with their emotions. This type of attitude is dangerous to men who struggle with depression.
Listening to depression has changed my life
I have a personal enemy. Many people call him Depression, but I know he’s really a terrorist.
We have been told that pain equals gain – subtly and blatantly – since the day we are born…
Michelle Barney has a great dad. The only songs he liked were sad ones, however. One day she found out why. Now she wrote this to try to soothe his soul.
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.
Think people can’t change? Look in the mirror before you answer.
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.
Don’t kill the messenger: pain is also the source of compassion.
Nicole Johnson offers ten ways to end a relationship with class and composure.
Sometimes it hurts being a man in modern western society.
Nicole Johnson argues that societal tropes of masculine strength and perseverance obscure the fact that emotional damage can destroy a man.
“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.”