How to Stop Thinking Everyone Has It Better Than You After Your Breakup

Why Comparing by Ian Burt

Breakup expert Matt Shumate wants you to stop comparing yourself with other guys—so the lovers you want can see your amazing gifts.

Answering the Call

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Laurie Kolp paints a portrait of a hard living man and the nature of inevitability.

When You Lose a Good Man: 5 Lessons for Daily Living

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You know when you’re on the phone with your favorite person in the whole world and you can tell they are getting tired, but you aren’t ready to hang up yet? That’s how it feels to be teetering on the edge of losing someone you love. It’s excruciating. In the three weeks between his cancer […]

How Photography Saved My Life After The Loss Of My Wife

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 He lost the love of his life. Little did he realize how a hobby would help him heal.  —- Everyone experiences events over the course of life that alters not only their thinking but also future actions. Most remember with vivid detail watching the Twin Towers collapse in New York City. Those in their 50’s […]

Fatherhood Motivated By Heartache

What motivates Doyin Richards to be the dad he is today? Pain and heartache.

The Empty Space

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Cabot O’Callaghan shares his grief of finding then losing the father he never had.

4 Emotions You’ll Have Before Your Daughter’s First Dance

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Tor Constantino shares a father’s heart regarding a rite of passage for his oldest. Last week my oldest daughter successfully completed 8th grade and proudly declared, “Yeah, now I’m a high schooler.” In all honesty the looming specter of high school palls in comparison to what I felt two weeks ago regarding her first formal […]

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R.G. Evans takes a sobering look at a failed marriage and a man’s attempt to do right by his daughter.

The House After She’s Gone

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Lynn Marie Houston brings us one man’s moment of vulnerability and one woman’s responding compassion.

You Should Never Have to Remind Someone How Incredible You Are

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I’m not sure what’s more difficult: finding someone to love and share your life with or doing whatever you can to hold the relationship together, to keep it from falling apart.

You Don’t Love This Person, You Love the Idea of This Person

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Sometimes we hold on to the person he or she once was, not the person he or she now is.

The Breech

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Sean Davis gives a haunting first-person account of the inhumanity (and the humanity) of war.

A Friend Isn’t Always Forever and That’s OK

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Some friendships just weren’t meant to last, but that doesn’t mean we should see them as a “waste of time.”

Upon Hearing that My Grandfather Would Like to See More Tears

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Brian Baumgart goes to a darkly reflective and emotionally honest place in this poem.

10 Things Kids Need When Parents Divorce

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While you are moving through your emotional pain, you also need to remember that your children did nothing to cause your divorce and therefore should be shielded from your “animosity” towards one another.

We Faced Our Son’s Addiction Without Losing Ourselves – Or Each Other

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We stopped letting our son’s addiction control us and learned how to find our inner peace.