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.

Learnings from an Emotional Abuser to the World

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Alejandro Flores was an insulting and emotionally abusive partner to the person he most loved. He reflects back on the darkness of those times, and on the light ahead.

“Don’t let extraverts dictate normality. Alone does not need fixing”

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Leave Me Alone, I’m Not Lonely

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People seem to automatically assume that being alone is the same thing as being lonely. For Allan Mott, this simply isn’t true.

Here’s What I’m Afraid of…and Maybe You Are, Too

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Do we run away from what scares us, or run away from running away?

When Leaving Seems Impossible …

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For partners stuck in dysfunctional relationships, Thomas Fiffer offers a roadmap for getting out.