Divorced Man Gives Great Advice In Letter About The Importance Of Loving A Woman To The Fullest


A humbled man gives epic advice to other men, on how to really love a wife.

Saying Goodbye: Why it’s Okay to Leave Some People in the Past

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Yael Kaufman on handling the loss of relationships

Looking Back and Letting Go with Safety Not Guaranteed


Safety Not Guaranteed mixes deadpan comedy, love, and scifi to look at how our past can cast a shadow on our present, but only as much as we allow.

What Do You Do If You’ve Wrecked Your Life?

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George Davis once wrecked his life. And he shares what he has learned about the way to climb out of the wreckage.

Gallifrey Falls No More: How Our Greatest Moments are Born from Our Deepest Regrets

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How the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Who taught Anthony Doubek about regret.



Nothing says “sorry” like a fist.

When Being a Parent Makes You a Bad Person

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Michael Noll had to learn—the hard way—that raising children comes with the risk and the temptation of becoming a bad person.

It’s a Saturday, and Your Granny is Dying


“Your dad sent you an e-mail asking if you had photos for the DVD they’ll play at the funeral; your aunt has asked you to go ahead and write her obituary. You don’t write it yet. You are absolutely incapable of writing about her in past tense.”

Things I Regret


Tom Brechlin on taking things for granted, his father, and coming to terms with his biggest regret.

Adolescent Regrets: Call for Submission Due 7/13


What do you regret from your teen years? If you could go back, what would you do differently?

Stolen: A Letter from a Prisoner Serving Life without Parole

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Spoon Jackson does not define himself as a murderer, but by what he has done in the days since. How do you see him?

Dear John: My Co-Worker Makes Me Feel Dirty


A germaphobe coworker, a boyfriend who used to see escorts, and a regretful past of bullying.

Dating the Single Co-Parenting Dad: On the Outside Looking In


Single dads are fiercely committed to their little ones saying, by action and by word, “you are loved.”

How Feminism Screwed Up My Love Life


Terri Trespicio’s personal memoir of how she accidentally conflated being strong with being single.

Open Thread: What Youthful Cruelty Do You Regret?


You were a jerk sometimes when you were a kid. Which incidents still eat at you?

When A Divorce Makes a Better Dad

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GMP founder Tom Matlack reflects on the trials and triumphs of divorce on fatherhood