Performing Masculinity and Grief: a Death of My Own

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Randall Horton reflects on his own experiences with grief, and wonders why being a man is to be sentenced to a life bereft of emotional support?

The Mended Heart

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Losing his father at age nine fractured Thomas Fiffer’s heart, but he found his way back to wholeness.

To All The Heartbroken Men Who Act Tough On The Outside: Don’t Give Up Hope

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A woman wrote a really cool ‘mega-letter’ to any men who may have gone through recent heartbreak.

When Men Lose and Sacrifice

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Men are often more consumed with what they will sacrifice if they are truly themselves, rather than what they will gain by embracing it fully.

The Hard Truth About Staying Married After Losing a Child

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Losing a child was the hardest thing Heather Spohr ever went through. Here’s how she managed to find strength in her marriage throughout her difficult time.

Remembering My Lost Son, Who Would Have Turned Three Today

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Hera McLeod remembers her son, who was murdered at one year old, and pledges to try to make the world better in honor of his life.

Why We Have Regret

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Why regret eats many of us alive.

Getting Through Grief This Father’s Day

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Therapist Renee Joyce discusses ways to make Father’s Days easier for those who have experienced the loss of a father figure.

Is Death The Greatest Loss?

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David Pittman shares seven crucial things to consider when dealing with the loss of a life.

The Private Tragedy of Living with a Mass Killer in the Family

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Despite their own shock and grief, relatives of mass killers often feel they have to hide or atone.

Dear Ally, Thank You For Giving This Man Permission to Cry

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You gave us, the men in your life, the permission to cry. And we needed it. As a matter of fact, we still need it.

I’ll Tell Your Brother Years From Now

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Loss and longing permeate this offering from Bryan Borland, an intensely lyrical, deeply imagistic remembrance of a departed brother.

The Last Time My Father Sees Me

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A poem of quiet power and beauty, Dalton Day’s “The Last Time My Father Sees Me” strikes a rare balance between honest emotion and fresh, surreal imagery.

Why We Need Facebook As Our Digital Graveyard

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After the unexpected death of a dear friend, Nico Lang discovered the very real need for Facebook to memorialize our loved ones.

The Bond of a Mother’s Love

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If you are grieving the loss of your mother, know that she is not as far from you as you might believe … The bond of a mother’s love can not be broken by death or time.

Crying Makes a Man Feel Whole

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Tears of joy, disappointment, love, or loss–all add texture to man’s being.