Fighting With Your Mate? 5 Ways To Do It Better

They say there are two things you can be sure of in life: death and taxes. If you’re in a relationship, you can add one more thing to that list: fights.

Why Isn’t a Mama’s Boy a Good Thing?

View image | Mary McLaurine’s sons have been called Mama’s Boys. And that’s OK. Why? Because they love their mother. They are also independent adults with lives of their own.   My sons and I have always been close. Today, one is 30, and the other 34. Like most siblings, they have much in […]

How to Stay Friends After the Break Up

Just because you didn’t work out as lovers, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be friends – even good friends. But being friends after a break-up is tricky and takes work… sometimes more work than the relationship did.

…in this loneliness

Adele Kenny recalls an evening with friends and the complex intersections of companionship and loneliness which emerge when we are simultaneously connected and disconnected.

A Make-aholic & An Alcoholic: The Perfect Friendship

Soul Mates aren’t always what we assume. Sometimes two people can share everything and nothing at all.

5 People Who are Living not Drifting

We set aside the important, intentional thing for the urgent, immediate thing. All the dang time. At least I do.

2 Reasons You Should Always Forgive but Never Forget

It’s good for you to let go of your anger and forgive, but forgetting isn’t required or even necessarily healthy.

Dieting – How Do You Reduce Your Intake Of Opinions?

Desperately seeking an opinion on how to reduce my daily dietary opinion intake.

A Man and His Illness: Learning to Cope When All Your Skills are Taken

Ultimately, there are two ways to look at loss, positive and negative. Finding another way to cope, then another, then another, is what keeps me alive.

The One Non-Negotiable Thing About Every Relationship

Heather Gray explains how not understanding or respecting this is why relationships with lovers, friends, and family can fail.

Dear Son, Some Advice on Becoming A Man

Mom Christine Walker has wisdom and advice for her son as he grows into manhood. She shares it in this letter.

It Ain’t No Lie, Baby

Yes, I can be bi and in a monogamous relationship with a woman. No, I am not a unicorn. Daniel Crocker explains.

Top 5 Ways to Create Accountability in Your Fitness Regimen

Oh, that snooze button! I love it. And I hate it. I’m the kind of person who will hit the snooze button a few times before getting out of bed in the morning. Thankfully, I’ve trained myself to have at least a fairly good reason to get up right away and avoid the snooze button all together… Accountability!

Body Talk: What Vitiligo Has Taught Me About Empathy

Sometimes, accepting your body is really hard.

Fish Boil

Summer may be ending but Bill Yarrow still takes us to a fish-fry. Yet how often does a fish-fry make you contemplate your mortality?

‘Doesn’t the writer know the friend zone is a serious misogynistic double standard?’

“It’s OK for women to just want to be friends with guys.” This comment is by Christian on the post Relationship Intelligence for Men: Your Simple 12-Step Guide.