Posts Tagged ‘loving’

Becoming a Stepdad is Both a Challenge and an Honor

It should be called “step” parent because you are “stepping” up in to a new and important role. Said my friend Dave a few weeks ago. “Man, if you told me a year ago I’d be on the phone with you and I’d hear a baby crying in the background, I’d never believe you.” I…

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10 Things To Give The Woman Who Has Everything

Society has so deeply programmed men to believe their value is determined by professional success that it’s difficult to step outside of that when it comes to relationships. This is why [some] men stray away from dating successful women. They’re not sure what they could provide her with if it’s not financially driven. Here are…

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7 Reasons The Strongest Relationships Are Built On Friendship

You can have a friendship without a relationship, but you can’t have a relationship without a friendship. Friedrich Nietzsche once said: “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” This concept serves to teach us the importance of building a foundation for happiness that stretches beyond intimacy into…

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Real Men Give A Shit

Caring about others is the ultimate showing of strength. The days of unemotional coldness passing off as strength are over. I am an American male, which means that growing up, much of what I was shown in the mainstream about masculinity was the lie that emotions and strength cannot coexist. We must choose one or…

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Our Generation’s Inability To Commit Is Costing Us Our Happiness

(I originally published this post on Medium). Whether it be in relationships or work, those who build a stronger foundation over time experience an even deeper level of happiness and fulfillment. Consider the concept of commitment for a moment. When you think of something you’re committed to, how does it make you feel? Perhaps you’re committed to…

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The 5 C’s Of Every Healthy Relationship

Even if you take just one of these away, the entire thing can fall apart like a house of cards. Every person and relationship on the planet is unique, but there are cornerstones and qualities that all happy and healthy relationships share. If even one of these is not present, it can split two people…

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Happiness cannot exist when commercialism replaces community

Let me first squash the cries of hypocrisy by saying that I enjoy the finer things in life just as much (perhaps more) than the next person. Give me the suits, the watches, the cars… But when I decided to move to Los Angeles in May of 2017, I was willing to give all of…

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5 ways to attract women who want more than just your money

There is a common [mis]conception from men in the dating world who feel as though women are just chasing after free dinners or nights on the town, and aren’t actually looking for a proper relationship. Here’s the thing: They’re right. There ARE a lot of women out there who are just looking for a free…

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5 things men are never taught about women (but should be)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen the abhorrent out-in-the-open groping of Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin’s funeral by this bishop: You can find the video if you’re so inclined, but to say it’s uncomfortable is an understatement. The entire time you’ll just sit there asking yourself: What in the blue hell…

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The real reason most people are unhappy in their lives

I have always been fascinated by psychology. For the past decade I have taken classes on the subject, had thousands of conversations with people (literally) about their relationships and what makes them tick, read as many books as I could find, and even wrote a book on finding love within yourself. In more recent years…

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