Flying Away From Love

Flying Away by Jason Pratt

For Cabot O’Callaghan and his long-distance lover, time together tastes bittersweet—and always flies too fast.

I’m Lonely: Taking Risks, Finding Balance

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Matt, a 51-year-old farmer and an online friend, sent me an email about his intense loneliness.

6 Reasons Why You (and Every Other Guy) Should Consider Getting Married

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After 20 years of marriage—Tor Constantino knows that not every marriage works great but a great marriage is worth the work.

Finding the Courage to Talk About Violence

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In the wake of Baltimore’s riots, Raoul Wieland explores the nature and implications of violence and the social disconnection that inflames it.

For Singles, How to Have a Relationship with Wanting

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Wanting love is OK. Having love is not impossible. A plea to pursue what you want in life and love.

When Your Family Thinks You’re a Failure

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Coming to terms with being gay is hard. Sometimes, all we have are ourselves, but sometimes that’s all we need.

Why Is ‘No Homo’ a Guy Thing and Not a Girl Thing? (Inside the Conversation at The Good Men Project)

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‘We now have a clear and direct through line tying rampant homophobia to resulting grief, isolation, and early mortality in heterosexual men.’

No Matter How You Feel Today, You Are Not Alone

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There is always someone out there for you. Sometimes you have to reach out instead of waiting to be reached.

Graham Moore Wins Oscars Night: ‘Stay Weird. Stay Different.’

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In his acceptance speech for ‘The Imitation Game,’ Moore shares a powerful message based on the story of his own attempted suicide as a teenager.

Best Valentine’s Day Ever–Alone

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A guaranteed cure to loneliness on silly holidays created by Halmark

Fear and Loathing: Setbacks in Recovery from Depression

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Shawn Henfling shares the crushing emotional burden and fear that come with every setback in his recovery from depression.

Boot Camp–1967

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Brady Peterson captures the sexual frustration of the deployed man while at the same time tapping into a deeper kind of loneliness.

How to Welcome Loneliness During The Holidays

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The holidays are a time when we are expected to be social and connected—which is exactly what can make it such a lonely experience. Bryan Reeves has learned to welcome the loneliness.

On Nights Like These

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As much as Angel Garcia’s speaker insists “this is not about precision,” this poem is extremely precise–in its language, in its images, in its emotional resonance.

Facebook: The End of Loneliness?

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Why connecting on the social media site feels like a constant affirmation.

Preferring Electric Shock to the Shock of Being Alone

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Patricia O’Laughlin offers six things you can do to minimize the shock of your own feelings.