Those who know and love people with depression usually want nothing other than to help. But during the times I’ve been depressed, even the most well-intentioned efforts to help often backfired.
Stuart Walker was finally ready to tell his story on depression. Here’s what Dr. Margaret Rutherford found out.
Sometimes the truth hurts but is absolutely necessary.
A husband shares insights into what a guy might be thinking when he’s quiet.
Talk is cheap! It’s time to put action behind those changes you long to make.
Jayneed Sanders on why kids aren’t talking about their abuse.
Susan Goldberg on how to have a conversation about transgender folks.
Don’t get between me and my Bob Marley Cassettes.
How can you keep a conversation going with a complete stranger, and create that “connected” feeling?
While many of us rely heavily on technology for communication, we still need to talk to people in the real world.
Jordan Gray says that people aren’t mind readers, and we shouldn’t expect them to be.
Sam Pittman considers the relationship between poetry and more prosaic forms of communication in this father-son poem.
Encouraging openness is important. Not berating a lack of perfection is, too.
Dameyon Bonson argues that, despite the popular stereotype, men do talk about their emotions, fears, and anxieties, but oftentimes, they just aren’t heard.
Relationships need good communication. When we invest time in asking each other questions, we save time having to make up for assumptions and mistakes.
Ben Stich was challenged by a GMP reader to offer tips for talking that would make partners want to tune in. Challenge accepted.