What I Really Passed When I Passed by Grandpa’s House

Between his stories, I could think of only one thing. One day, I’ll be the one talking to the driver of a hearse.

I Feel Your Pain

Empathy isn’t enough. Feeling your pain isn’t enough. I have to do something about it.

Stupid Things That Caring People Say About Grief

Grief is a deeply personal process.  Common clichés do more harm than good. How to help men grieve. Many people have not lost someone close. They haven’t experienced grief, so they say things that make men who are grieving feel worse. They make us not want to share anything with them. What we need is […]

The Power of Empathy

Empathy and sympathy are vastly different. A clear empathic way to help those who are down with depression can make our communities stronger.

Why I Empathize with Jessa Duggar…and Why Empathy Can Revolutionize the Internet

“Empathy and good feelings can make the Internet a better and safer place for everyone,” writes N.C. Harrison.

The Empathy Test

Empathy is a human superpower.

Men and Sympathy: Why Are We So Bad At This?

A stranger reaches out for your help. Please don’t let her down.

The Real Problem With Jahar on Rolling Stone

Putting Tsarnev on the cover highlights the power he has left.

All Is Forgiven

There’s a difference between true forgiveness and turning a blind eye.

Jane Doe, You Are Not Alone

James Landrith offers words of support to a young girl who was not only a victim, but was blamed for being so.

“Boys learn that people don’t respect them if they have to sympathize with them.”

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Smoke, Mirrors, and Earthquakes: On Being a Male Survivor

Can the same sympathy exist for male survivors of female abuse , Tim Pylypiuk writes, as it exists for female survivors of male abuse?