Category: Relationships

Fatherhood, Parenting, Relationships

coparenting divorce when it worksCo-Parenting: When It Works and When It Doesn’t

Dear Mr. Dad: Last week you wrote about co-parenting strategies. But you made it sound like it’s an arrangement that works for everyone. I’m a divorce lawyer and I can assure that it doesn’t. Please explain to your readers why parents would want to co-parent in the first place, as well as when it’s likely […]

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Anxiety, Depression, Fatherhood, Psychology, Relationships, Stress

depressed new dadPostpartum Depression Affects Men, Too

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m a new dad, and a month or so after our son was born, my wife started acting strangely. Thanks to an article you wrote a while back, I recognized the signs of postpartum depression—she was sleeping more than usual, putting on weight, crying a lot, losing interest in things she loved […]

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Aging, Depression, Masculinity, Relationships

Why We Need to Change the Current Narrative of Male Friendships

In an interview with Anna Kendrick, Stephen Colbert joked, you ask a guy when the last time he saw his best friend and his answer is two and a half years ago. Cue the laughs at the distinction often made between male and female friendships, but the reality isn’t as funny. The disturbing truth is […]

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Cardio, Family Issues, Relationships

argument style predicts healthArguing for Your Health: How You and Your Spouse Fight Has Serious Consequences

Two particularly masculine ways of expressing anger during fights with a significant other—letting it all out or shutting down emotionally—may take a toll on your health, but in very different ways. A team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University found that men who explode with rage are more likely than […]

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Diabetes, Family Issues, Relationships

nagging wife can save your lifeStop Complaining — Your Nagging Wife May Be Saving Your Life

For more than 100 years, scientists have told us that marriage is good for our health (especially if you’re a man). It reduces stress levels, lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke, and generally leads to longer lives. More recently, researchers have been looking at marital quality as a predictor of health, and the […]

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