The Myth and False Lesson of Independence

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Why are we afraid of teaching young people how they relate to the network of human interaction? Why do we value our independence over our dependability?

You Probably Don’t Practice the Most Important Skill in Life

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You are a SOCIAL animal. So why accept social mediocrity?

The Lonely Male: Struggling to Find Connection through Masculine Armor

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Richard Nicastro reminds us that men can feel lonely–even when sitting right next to their partners or spouses.

Shooting an Elephant

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In deceptively simple language, Lee Patton brings together mortality and isolation, elephants and teeth.

“I do not, and cannot, trust other men. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of male friends I have, and none of them I let get close to me.”

Leap of Faith

This comment by Dave on the post Open the Door: A Survivor’s advice on Not Shutting Out the World

Five Terrors of Being a Man

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Mark Greene explores how men’s wide ranging fears remain hidden behind a facade of false confidence.

3 Things About Being Alone That Are Worth it

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Jaime Zepeda knows there is something to be gained by spending time on your own that can’t be found with others.

Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch

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Mark Greene has one clear reason we should all fight for gay rights. Homophobic prohibitions against male touch are hurting straight men as well.

Why Men Are So Obsessed With Sex

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Steve Bearman looks at some of the influences in men’s lives that can lead to an obsession with sex…and how that can be overcome.

Shut Up Introverts: Ambiverts Deserve Attention, Too!

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We are Ambiverts. We reject the simplistic introvert/extrovert continuum.

Emotional Resilience: What Makes the Difference Between Surviving & Thriving?

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What makes the difference between people who get knocked down by life and stay down, and those who get back up?

I’m a Recovering Video Game Addict

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Kevin Macku faces an addiction to something almost everyone indulges in at some point: video games.

How We Can Improve Sex Ed for Boys

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Justin Cascio talks to Elizabeth Schroeder, executive director of Answer, about why boys are tuning out in sex ed classes, and what they want to know most (but aren’t telling us).

Out of the Haze

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Brandon W. Mosley is called a ‘unicorn’ by his classmates—for being a non-toking college student surrounded by aggressive, athletic stoners.

“I’ve been in counseling consistently for a few of years. Best decision I ever made, and even though there’s still work to do, I’m in charge of the stories in my life.”

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These are comments by Joe and Daveb on the post “Are You Man Enough for Therapy?”

I Am a Writing Desk

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Justin Cascio had to leave home to find his people: more than once.