Why Your Ex Shouldn’t Be Your Next

Why Your Ex by Bailey Weaver

Matt Shumate explains why you’ll be happier if you walk away—and stay away—after a nasty breakup.

A Meditation on Independence

A Meditation by Atilla Kefeli

Louise Thayer looks back on her life choices to understand what it means to be free.

A Dad Ponders the Loss of the Independence of His Youth and Discovers His Freedom Now

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Dad Sean just turned 40. He had an amazing independence when he was younger, but he would not trade what he has now to get it back. Here’s why.

1,000 Days of Freedom: How I Stopped Drinking and Started Living

1000 Days by Bubby

Three years ago Terry Lancaster decided to take a break from drinking. It was supposed to be temporary, but he’s never looked back.

Comment of the Day: “Yes, being single is wonderful. But it has it disadvantages as well.”

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This comment is by CHall on the post “Live Your Life for You: 7 Reasons the Single Life is the Best Life.”

5 Destructive Lies Guys Tell Themselves

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Tor Constantino peels back a few of the damaging self-fulfilling lies we tell ourselves as guys.

How to Avoid Raising a Bully: 3 Action Items You Can Try Today #parenting

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Our boys are banished to a desert of emotional and physical isolation in the name of toughening them up. THIS is how we create bullies.

5 Things You Should Know About a Woman Who Doesn’t Need You

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Independent women are everywhere. Heather Parks gives us 5 things you should know about them.

7 Reasons Why Independence Is The Best Way To Help Your Relationship

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It may seem selfish at first, writes Chris Riotta.

Why Being Needy Is A Good Thing

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Jordan Gray says that we’re all so fearful of coming across as dependent, that we never learn to lean on each other in a healthy way.

How Being Too Independent Has Kept You Single

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Jordan Gray says that, as much as we often try to resist it, leaning on others is healthy.

How to Live on Your Own When You Can’t Move a Muscle

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About a year ago, while sitting around a fire in my backyard, my friends and I compiled a list of the ridiculous obstacles that will need to be overcome if I am ever going to move out of my parents’ house.

Getting Space In A Relationship

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One of the things that people often don’t understand about relationships is that everybody needs their space at one point or another.

Don’t Lose Yourself In Another: 12 Ways To Maintain Independence In A Relationship

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If you’re truly going to love spending time together, consider spending some time apart.

If Robin Williams Was Your Dad: A True Story

If Robin Williams Was by Amy Scher

Amy Scher’s father chose to end his own life. She’s proud of him, and she never judged his decision.

Consume! On Bros and Defining the American Dream

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The real issue with male apathy toward education is how it’s framed. It’s a language problem.