Comment of the Day: ‘I wish I could take away your pain’

Sometimes, we don’t know the right words to say.

The ‘Strong Silent Man’ Stereotype is a Recipe for Suicide

Our society encourages men to be strong and silent with their emotions. This type of attitude is dangerous to men who struggle with depression.

Depression Will Make You A Better Human Being

Listening to depression has changed my life

Inside Male Depression

I have a personal enemy. Many people call him Depression, but I know he’s really a terrorist.

Would It Be Okay If Life Got Easier?

We have been told that pain equals gain – subtly and blatantly – since the day we are born…

A Daughter Reveals Why Her Dad Plays Sad Songs

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.

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.

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

I Eat My Pain

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

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

Keep It Civil: 10 Ways to Tactfully End a Relationship

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

A Response to “A Manifesto for Conscious Men”

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

“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.