12 Things You Should Never Say to Someone With Depression

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.

One Man. Talking About His Life. With Depression.

Stuart Walker was finally ready to tell his story on depression. Here’s what Dr. Margaret Rutherford found out.

Honest Communication Doesn’t Hurt

Sometimes the truth hurts but is absolutely necessary.

5 Things Men Want Their Wives and Girlfriends To Know (But Might Not Tell You)

A husband shares insights into what a guy might be thinking when he’s quiet.

4 Must-Try Tips To Fix Your Bad Relationships STAT

Talk is cheap! It’s time to put action behind those changes you long to make.

Could YOU Tell A Stranger About Your Last Sexual Encounter?

Jayneed Sanders on why kids aren’t talking about their abuse.

Talking To Kids About Transgender Awareness

Susan Goldberg on how to have a conversation about transgender folks.

3 Secrets I Hope I Don’t Ever Have to Tell My Kids About My Teenage Years

Don’t get between me and my Bob Marley Cassettes.

How To Never Run Out Of Things To Say With a Woman You Just Met

How can you keep a conversation going with a complete stranger, and create that “connected” feeling?

Say More, Talk Less: 5 Ways To Better Your Conversation Skills

While many of us rely heavily on technology for communication, we still need to talk to people in the real world.

The Problem With “They Should Just Know”

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.

Comment of the Day: “If he does make tentative steps toward that then recognize that effort…”

Encouraging openness is important. Not berating a lack of perfection is, too.

Men Engage. Yeah, We Do.

Dameyon Bonson argues that, despite the popular stereotype, men do talk about their emotions, fears, and anxieties, but oftentimes, they just aren’t heard.

The Questions You Need to Ask Her

Relationships need good communication. When we invest time in asking each other questions, we save time having to make up for assumptions and mistakes.

10 Talking Points to Avoid Sounding Like Charlie Brown’s Teacher

Ben Stich was challenged by a GMP reader to offer tips for talking that would make partners want to tune in. Challenge accepted.