How Nearly Dying Brought Me Close to My Father

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What nearly freezing to death taught me about my Dad.

“Crying is usually associated with sadness…not in heat of battle or…mortally dangerous situation.”

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This comment by Mark on the post Men Have Tear Ducts Too

Men Have Tear Ducts Too

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Edie Weinstein encourages men to see crying as an emotional re-set button that bolsters strength and resilience to face challenges.

What My Daughter and Her Sleeping Habits Taught Me About God’s Love


I stood behind the door wanting to fly in with my red cape, but I can’t this time.

Men, You Get To Have Your Feelings, Too


Being more stable and open with our feelings contributes to a better relationship. And a better self.

The Demise of the Far-Right Conservative White Guy


It’s not that bad, guys.

“I get frustrated with the attempts to push men to be ‘more open’ about their feelings.”


This is a comment by Alastair on the Comment of the Day: “Since I wasn’t crying, I felt like my emotions were minimized because I’m a man.”

Real Men Do Cry

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Tears are a sign of strength, Sherri Rosen writes, not weakness.

The Fear of Tears


Rick Belden isn’t scared of the feeling of pain. He’s just scared he’ll actually have to express it.