Flying Dadless


Erik Proulx is parenting without a script—or a father’s influence. And he’s doing a damn good job.

365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley


Film Director Erik Proulx is spending a year documenting post-Sandusky State College, PA.

The Best of GMP’s Family and Relationship Writing

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Some of our favorite stories about men’s relationships with the partners and their families.

Open Thread: What Sort of Father Was Your Dad?

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What type of father was your dad? What’s your best memory of him? As a parent, will you learn from his mistakes or try to be just like him?

To the Father I Never Knew on Father’s Day


Erik Proulx never hated his father, “a wonderful person with a terrible sickness”: heroin addiction.

Man of the Day: Erik Proulx

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A week after asking for a raise and a promotion from his position at a major New York City advertising agency, he was laid off, jobless like so many others.

My Dad’s Doppleganger

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Erik Proulx never really knew his father. But friends and relatives keep trying to fill in the blanks.