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Father Figure

The Way Way Back and the Importance of Surrogate Parenting

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

This wonderful coming-of-age story follows Duncan's efforts to take space from the sub-standard Trent and to come to terms with the pain of his father's absence and rejection.

How Growing Up Without A Dad Affects A Man

Kyle McMahon | Posted 06.22.2013 | OWN
Kyle McMahon

I've held on to the fear of the unknown for all of my life, and I'm ready to let it go. I have to be okay with not knowing the whys, the hows and the whos. I have to come to terms with the fact that whether he comes back or not, I will be okay. I am worthy. That is what is I know. I am able to handle it.

Why I Sent My ‘Rebound Husband’ Packing

Dianne Burnett | Posted 09.28.2012 | Divorce
Dianne Burnett

I wondered, taking another sip of champagne, why I'd endured a decade of a less-than-riveting relationship with my future ex-husband.

Being a Father

Kevin Powell | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Kevin Powell

What is the point of doing well in one's own life, of having some measure of progress and success if what is learned is not passed on to those who come behind?

Obama and the Gulf Disaster: The Psychology Behind the Criticisms

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Many of the complaints about Obama's coolness are fueled by a wish for a strong "Big Daddy," a protective figure who will somehow fix things and make us safe again. That kind of wish is largely unconscious.