Addiction and Recovery are a Crap Shoot

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One alcoholic can rise above addiction while his friend continues to stumble through recovery.

Desirous of Everything at the Same Time: An Addict finds a Relationship and Recovery on the Road

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Marcel Michael Deer backpacked across Australia with a battered copy of Kerouac’s On the Road and a full-fledged drug addiction. He found an imperfect road to a relationship and recovery.

On Healing: Break Down Your Walls

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It still amazes Randy Ellison how much strength and peace can come from letting go.

Mending Fences: On Restoring Boundaries After Abuse

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It can be difficult to maintain safe boundaries while on the path of healing. Here are a few insights from Peter Pollard of 1in6.org.

On Women Married to Men Who Were Molested

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Cecil Murphey offers some powerful insights into how women cope with the ways in which the men they love cope.

Rising to the Challenge…with Kettlebells

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“One more rep, a few more pounds, another breath,” writes injured strongman N.C. Harrison. “As the world moves, so must I.”

What Are The Non-Negotiables In Your Relationships?

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“Who you allow into your life, mind and heart are among the most important decisions you will ever make.”- Bryant McGill

” Shame and guilt only drives abuse underground where it thrives.”

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How Could You Love Someone Who Hit You?

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Sarafina Bianco, on reinventing herself five years after leaving an abusive relationship.

I Failed

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Failing is ok. Staying down, and not learning from failure isn’t. At all.

Dear Depression Sufferers: Are You Seeking the Right Help?

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Recovery from depression is definitely possible—if you get the right help.

The Wisdom of a Few Skinned Knees

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The fear of falling should not scare us from the attempt. After all, there’s a lot we can learn from a few skinned knees.

Rethinking Manhood in the Men’s Room

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Brian Shea on how when the basics change, assumptions get challenged.

Is It Okay to Not Be Okay?

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Kevin Keen’s friend has voluntarily committed herself to a mental institution for severe depression and self-harm and wonders what it means to be normal.

The ABC’s of Getting Zs

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Rannoch Donald is a firm believer in the benefits of sleep.

Sasha Joseph Neulinger Is a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse: Why Isn’t He Angry?

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We all know anger isn’t conducive to healing from abuse. But how do we stop being angry?