Here, But Not, Then Gone

Embed from Getty Images Growing up without a father. — Pockety pockety Bouncing on your knee Then silence   Checks and birthday cards in the mail Christmas gifts More silence   Girl to woman Lost and confused Looking for answers Silence   All grown up Unsolicited advice and growing resentment Broken promises Lack of effort […]

A Dear Not-John Letter

Bronwyn Lea implores men to do their part to stop sex trafficking.

You Are Not Alone: Even Attorneys Can Be Depressed

The effects of Depression are debilitating and no one is immune. Stephanie Mitchell Hughes wants everyone to get the help they need.

5 Important Strategies for Dealing With a Passive-Aggressive Ex

Silence, withdrawal, sniping, and forgetting things are all passive-aggressive ways of engaging in conflict. Here’s how to handle it. ___ By Rachelle Although it takes two to resolve conflict, a divorce provides endless opportunity for conflict to continue. Even if your divorce finalized years ago, anger and resentment may show through small (or large) acts […]

Guys, Are You Really Listening?

Jonathan Delavan discusses the one thing that keeps anyone from simply and truly listening to someone else. — What does it take to listen? A question that has been answered for years now; and yet the question remains for many people who find cliché answers unsatisfactory or inapplicable to real life. I struggled with this […]

A Quick, Simple, Lasting Fix for Your Marriage (as Long as You Keep Doing It)

No tech gadget or TV show will ever replace this … so stop neglecting it!

Breaking Free of Silence and Shame

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

An Exploration of Male Grief

Raoul Wieland takes a look at male grief through the lens of close reading.

Staying Alive in “Post-Racial America”

Thaddeus Howze shouldn’t have to share these 10 tips on how to stay alive as a man of color.

They Tried to Take My Voice, I Took It Back

As a male survivor of sexual assault, Tim Mousseau followed a pattern of staying silent—until he took back his own voice.

When You’re the Couple at the Restaurant Not Talking

You didn’t just run out of things to say. Richard Gatley has some guidance for how to start talking again.

A Dad Reflects On Who the Real Bullies Are and When to Stand Up to Them

Sean O’Donnell examines who the real bullies are, and then asks himself whether he has done enough to stand up to them.

3 Feelings We Need to Embrace More if We Want to Change the World

Patrick Sallee looks at where we need to improve ourselves if we want to make a difference.

In Praise of Snow and Anarchy

Why it’s good when the city shuts down.

Breaking The Silence

Talking is part of the healing process.

Most of What is Written is Simply Grief

This poem from Todd Davis is a prime example of the power of the unspoken, the understated.