My Life as a Stand-in Dad
When my sister’s kids were young, I moved in with them and became a co-parent. Now that they’re college-aged, I asked them what they made of that time, and how they came to think of me as both their uncle and replacement father figure
Middle-Aged Men Are, In Fact, Assholes, Researchers Say
It’s like they could hear every Thanksgiving dinner conversation with your uncle
How to Lower People’s Expectations of You
Consider it the ‘underpromise, overdeliver’ approach to interpersonal relationships
What’s So Wrong With Being Emotionally Unavailable?
Therapists tell us to share our feelings, but experience suggests it doesn’t always work out well