My Husband Worked to Be Important. Then He Left Me With a Text Message.

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Generations of men in one family placed their value on what they did instead of who they were. For Lisa Arends, this was the beginning of the end of her marriage.

“We have always been the way we are now”

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Dating Struggles That No Other Generation Has Had To Deal With

Being a Grandfather—The Joys and the Lessons Learned

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Graham Phoenix recently became a Grandfather for the first time. He is overjoyed about this but aware that it is not as simple as it seems.

Babies And the Rebirth of Men

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I wasn’t ready to be with a baby. I didn’t understand the rhythm of it. What was the beginning, middle, and end of this task?

A Mother Teaches The Past As Prologue

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Brian Shea learns to see himself through his mother’s eyes.

Call for Submissions: What Shaped Your Values?

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Our new Ethics & Values editor wants to hear about the people and events that have influenced and inspired you to be the man you are today.

A Place in the World

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Vaughan Granier reflects on the beauty of having 3 generations under one roof.

The Impossible Standard: How Do You Stack Up to a Perfect Father?

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Mike Crider’s dad worked hard and still found time to raise his two sons. He was such a good role model, Mike was afraid he couldn’t fill his dad’s shoes when he had kids of his own.

I Don’t Know What It Feels Like to Love a Father. (But It Only Takes a Generation for Things to Change.)

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Joni Kanata could never connect with her distant, absent father. But she’s learning to see the love of a father through the eyes of her sons.

Three Generations of Patriots Fans

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Aaron Gouveia remembers the Patriots in the old Sullivan Stadium—”a craptastic team in a rundown pit of a stadium.” But through the years, through the generations, he’s loved every minute of it.

Men or Mavericks

Planes Through Time

Kevin Macku asks if it’s pride that’s pulling men down from the labor force, or if it’s something else

Are Those of Us Who Grew-Up with “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” Lazy? (Video)

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Fox News blames Mr. Rogers for my generation’s supposed laziness.

I’m Looking at the Millennial In the Mirror

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“If we raise our kids one way but expect something different of them”, says Brian Sorrell, “then they’ll end up invisible to us.”

One Shot Away from Combustion: A Family of Angry Men

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David Stanley sees four generations of angry men in his family. Will they be able to control their tempers, or will the tempers control them?

The Art of Storytelling (& Why We Need It)

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Story-telling father, Brandon Hudson, uncovers the importance of storytelling — for us, and for our children.

The Value of Snow Shoveling

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When Bob Barsanti was his eldest son’s age, his adolescent ego was stoked by shoveling snow: a modern John Henry against the snowplow. That was then…