Dear ‘Dear Fatty’ Writer: Where You See Fat, I See Armor

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With this article Alanna Fero is as publicly vulnerable as she’s ever been. The only thing scarier? Being thin.

My Tearful Response to the “Dear Fatty” Post

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When the “Dear Fatty” post hit the internet, it received an overwhelmingly positive response; Theresa Byrne reflects on how this stranger’s post touched some of her deepest fears.

Supportive Men Are Not an Anomaly

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They are the fathers driving their kids to swim practice twice a week, they are the boyfriends folding laundry at their future in-laws house and they are husbands who proudly declare, “Yes, my wife stays home and she is a writer and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Sex Addict or High Libido? 10 Ways To Tell The Difference

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A lot of people throw around the term “sex addict” casually, but it’s not a casual diagnosis. Virginia Gilbert, MFT helps clear up the confusion.

If I Could, I Would: Men Offer Breastfeeding Support

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For moms who have been shamed while breastfeeding in public the support of a partner or bystander can make all the difference.

Shaming the Gentle Man

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How the word chivalry is taken as offensive by some men.

3 Good Things About Shame

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Despite popular spirituality and political correctness trends which condemn shaming, Jacob Nordby wonders if we have forsaken a vital guide

After Betrayal

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Darlene Lancer wants you to know: You don’t have to be ashamed if you’ve been betrayed by your spouse.

“Degrading other people’s moral character because they don’t hit the gym 6 days a week and leave/breathe/eat fitness is just plain sad.”

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This comment by Vahagn on the post The 6 Most Shockingly Irresponsible “Fitspiration” Photos

Coming Out About Rape and Connecting In Crisis

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For many men, admitting to rape is like coming out of a shameful closet. But it is the first, powerful, step towards healing.

Hitting My Son

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David Karpel on training his son in self-defense and character development.

Sex, Shame and Letting Go of “Should”

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Learning to let go of the toxic shames and developing a positive relationship with shame is an ongoing process.

Life After Acceptance: On Feeling and Fighting Shame

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One man’s story of how he works to overcome the shameful feelings that can arise from the trauma of being sexually abused.

Strutting Without Shame

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Jaime Zepeda finds a way to seriously enjoy life, by not taking himself too seriously.

How Not to Cheat

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Marriage is simply hard work. But the good news is that attitude is everything.

Why Didn’t I Leave an Emotionally Abusive Relationship? I Didn’t Know It Was Abusive.

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It was only after David L left his relationship of thirteen years that he realized he had been emotionally abused during that time.