When the Feeling Isn’t Mutual: How it Feels to be in an Unrequited Attraction

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Unrequited love is unavoidable. But just because we experience pain, it doesn’t mean we need to hide our hearts.

5 Heartbreaking Lessons Every Parent Must Learn

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While parenting is great, Tor Constantino shares an underlying sadness that all loving parents ultimately face.

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Innocent Sparks

Randy Ellison spends a week at a camp for young boys that have experienced abuse.

The Unspeakable Pain That Lies Beneath

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Sami Jankins considers how the limited conversation on men and pain only further place those facing chronic pain into the shadows.

3 Ways to Spot a Toxic Partner

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To spare you the suffering he’s known personally, Thomas Fiffer offers 3 ways to identify poisonous partners who can wreak havoc with your life.

An Opening

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Kenny Fries writes of injuries both physical and spiritual, and “openings” which are simultaneously literal and metaphoric.

Shine On: We are All Broken, That’s How the Light Gets in

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We are all broken in one way or another. It’s what makes us the unique and beautiful individuals we are.

Put Your Pain Into Perspective

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Cadence Turpin felt like her pain didn’t matter in comparison to the big problems of others, until one of her guy friends set her straight.

Why I’m Grateful for Pain and Guilt

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Tor Constantino explains why he thinks pain and guilt are similar to a smoke detector – and how they can help.

Can People Change? Just Look at Yourself.

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Think people can’t change? Look in the mirror before you answer.

Anticipation of the Knife

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Masculinity is often tied to pain management. Here, Michael Walsh ponders whether one kind of pain can be used to manage another.

The Greatest Gift She Ever Gave Me

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Paul Cooper’s wife gave him the ability to trust women again. Here’s how.

Reusing Pain

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Author and survivor Cecil Murphey is reusing pain to help others.

Words Can Hurt: Recognizing Emotional Abuse

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Emotional abuse causes intense pain and leaves huge, invisible scars. Imagine if you could see them …

Thank You For All You’ve Given Us Robin Williams

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With the discussion of the recent passing of comedy great Robin Williams and what his death might mean, let us not forget what his life taught us.

How I Stayed Present With My Child Even When He Didn’t Want Me There

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Mark Stelzner shows us how to be present in our children’s lives, even at times when it feels like they don’t want us there.