Why Hugs Don’t Heal

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Drama was her life growing up. Nothing prepared her for raising boys.

10 Grown Up Things We’ve Learned From Getting Engaged

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Fights in public, putting each first, and learning how to live with each other were a few “grown-up” lessons they learned the hard way.

How Will I Know When I Am in a Body?

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Nora Meiners writes as the white mother of a biracial son, reflecting on black male bodies and the perils that attend them.

Dear Divorced Parents, Could Divorce Make Your Kids Lives Better?

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An adult child of divorce faces the facts that good did come out of it for this man and his brother.

6 Signs You’re a Man With Daddy Issues

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How to overcome anger towards your father and become your own man. — For my 12-year-old son, it was a rite of passage for me to introduce him to Luke Skywalker, Obi-wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader. I saw the first Star Wars movie with my dad at about the same age.  Many men deny any […]

7 Ways Single Dads Without Custody Can Create A Lasting Bond With Their Kids

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It’s a difficult when there’s separation, but these tips can help you get closer to your kids. — If you are a single dad who does not have primary custody of your kids, or you’ve had to move far away from your children since the divorce, it can be difficult to maintain the close relationship […]

4 Ways to Ensure Your Family Participates in Your Passion

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Your actions speak louder than your words. Your kids will pick up on what’s real or fake.  — More and more these days, the word passion has become ubiquitous. We hear it everywhere that you have to be passionate about life, and stop working only for the money. It is true that money will not […]

Lyin’ And Cheatin': How To Screw Up Your Relationship Real Good

Honesty is the best policy

Steven Lake explores how a lack of self-awareness leads to crippling choices in relationship.

5 Ways Divorce Taught Me To Truly Love My Daughter

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After wrecking his car and body, this man learned how to forgive and be there for his daughter.

6 Similarities Between LeBron James Finals Performance and My Stay at Home Wife/Mom

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Even though his team lost, Travis Scott walked away with a new appreciation for his wife.

Did You Cry When He Left?

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Snake Bloomstrand, on rituals that make a boy into a man.

Tree of the Apple

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Kelly DuMar masterfully captures “the holy moment that saves your life” in this deceptively simple prose poem.

What About Kris Jenner?

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Kris Jenner is in no need of more spotlight. But as a wife and mother post-divorce, what about her as a person? Alison Chrun considers the celebrity in a real light. — Imagine being married to a man for over 20 years. Imagine being madly in love with him and having babies with him. You envision […]

Money And Relationship: Navigating Dangerous Waters

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When you have money problems, you are going to have relationship problems – count on it.

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.

Parents: Beware of The OK, Sweetie Syndrome

Beware Ok, Sweetie Syndrome by Mark Schillinger, photo by SantiMB Photos,

Treating your teenage son like he’s a boy is only going to make him withdraw further away from you