Everyone has their ups and downs, but when you feel like you've got more downs than ups, it's time to ask more questions.
If we want to raise healthy men, we need to stop polluting our boys with these classic sayings.
When it comes to bodily maintenance, I was a typical guy, and, we all know, men aren't known for good hygiene. Sure, I'd shower daily, brush my teeth, and gel my hair, but I'd never heard of exfoliation, and I lived simply by the motto: "doesn't show, let it grow." And, boy did I. My wedding night was spent searching for a needle in a haystack.
When life gets hard, or when you're confronted with shame, or when you need to get something off your chest, or when you're seeking advice or a shoulder to cry on, do you have a friend to call? Depression and loneliness often go hand in hand. And, let's be real, a lot of men are lonely.
Why are we Westerners so quick to pull the trigger on the gay-dar? Is our toxic homophobia robbing us of beneficial brotherly affection and healthy male intimacy? What are we missing out on as hopelessly independent macho men?
My son is a beast. He came claws first from my wife, digging his nails on the mattress of the delivery bed, and snarling a roar at the nurses. He was born 9lb 1oz, trailed by an amazing six pound placenta that had a mind of its own, and I think got shipped to the…