How the Word ‘Victim’ Can Make Rape Feel Like It’s Your Fault

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Rape ‘survivor’ Dani Bostick claims the label victim, but she doesn’t let it shame or define her.

10 Ways to Create Meaningful Male Relationships

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Men often struggle to make and keep friendships with other men. Though it may require some work, the task is not impossible.

Why Tell Anyone if You Were Abused as a Child? Six Reasons

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Just in the telling of the abuse, you are honoring the child who still remembers the pain. The confusion. The dread. The fear. And you are connecting with that child within you. Soothing him or her.

The Three Universal Relationship Wounds

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Jed Diamond explains how abandonment, shame, and betrayal impact us throughout our lives.

4 Words That Hurt Your Relationship

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 Your words have the power to draw your relationship closer together or tear it apart.  — “I need my space.” However many times have you said that? Does this work? Over the years, I’m sure being together has been quite a journey. You’re used to each others idioms and quirks. You know when to back […]

Breaking Free of Silence and Shame

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Dani Bostick breaks free of the silence and shame that surround sexual abuse.

The Roots of Codependency

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Counselor Carl explains how codependency starts in childhood.

My Depression Is Not Me and I Am Not My Depression

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Cabot O’Callaghan takes us into the ice cave of despair where the fire of his soul burns brightly.

Am I Broken? One Man Questions the Curse of Mental Illness

What happens when we don’t want to pass our traits onto our children? Writer Scotty Schrier gives us an honest look at his own disorders and breaking the “curse” of mental health problems.

What I Wish Men Knew About Themselves

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How do we reach men who don’t like or want help? Psychologist and Relationship Expert Maureen Campion has the answers.

Light Between the Bars: The Road to Redemption

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A man put a group of prison inmates in a room with nothing but a camera. The result is stunning.

I Used to Hurt Myself to Feel Better

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Brian Cuban explains the complex dynamic of self-harm to break through the shame.

Male Self Pleasure and Unraveling Our Stories of Pleasure and Shame

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Victor Warring wants men to know that self-pleasure is worthy of respect, joyful playfulness and honest sharing.

Coming Out When You’re a Conservative

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The LGBT community is seen at odds with conservative thinking, yet there are many gay men who come from conservative backgrounds.

Why a Permanent Positive Attitude Just Might Keep You Down

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The image you’re projecting may be preventing you from getting the resources and attention you need to create true happiness.

What to Do When You’re Embarrassed

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Whether you’re in middle school, your company conference room, out on a date, or traveling abroad, embarrassing situations will arise. How you deal with them makes all the difference.