How to Break Your Own Heart

How to Break by LC Nottaasen

We all know heartbreak. Liz Furl writes about the kind we unleash on ourselves.

Keeping Your Head Above Water: Solitude

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A Romanian social activist recommends giving yourself solitude to protect your strength and values.

Why I’m Not Looking for Love

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Cabot O’Callaghan is open to love—he’s just not chasing it. And that makes him happy. ___ Well, those who speak know nothin’ And find out to their cost Like those who curse their luck in too many places And those who fear are lost —Sting, Shape Of My Heart ___ I’m in a good space […]

Tackling the Masculine Soul in a Duel Between Loneliness and Solitude

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Debating which one is worse might be a losing argument, yet it is worth having a conversation.

I Shovel Snow to Support My Habit

I Shovel Snow by capturedmoment1

Brian Whitney is a recovering addict who loves to write. He shovels snow to pay the bills.

5 Ways to Savor your Singlehood

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Dillan DiGiovanni shares good advice to truly savor your singlehood.

10 Things People Who Love Being Alone Never Worry About

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I’m a recluse as much as the next guy… At least, that’s what I thought.

Gone Fishing Through Early Doors

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What happens when a solitary man is gone fishing through the doors of awareness?

A Troll’s Quest: On Holly Fisher and Other Remoras

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In just a few days Holly Fisher has gained 23,000 Twitter followers, been featured in nearly every “news” source and has became, at once, an overnight darling and an overnight joke. But how did she do it?

How a Chainsaw Made Me a Better Man

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Awarding “Man Points” for stereotypically masculine actions is misleading and can be damaging. But I love how that chainsaw helped me grow.

A Teen Guy Asks, “When Will I Feel Love?”

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Noel Lobo wants someone to connect with him, understand him and care for him.

Learning To Be Alone Again

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After ten years of marriage, Nathan Graziano is finding being alone a different challenge from his old single days.

Hot July

Carl Bosh Central Park

Carl Bosch is in New York City in a summertime swelter, and it’s not fun. And then, suddenly, it is.

A Poet on the Writing Process

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Spoon Jackson writes, “I believe art is waiting to come out when allowed the room to flow up.”

I Am a Writing Desk

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Justin Cascio had to leave home to find his people: more than once.

Unrelenting: Mental Illness in Prison

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After 35 years of incarceration, Spoon Jackson says, “I have never adjusted to being caged.”