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Month: June 2018

Straight Talk About a Serious Health Concern for Fathers

Straight Talk About a Serious Health Concern for Fathers

By Kevin Burke, MSS Psychologist Michael Addis writes in Atlantic magazine of a life threatening illness for some men. You are probably thinking… prostate cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes? All important health care concerns. But this illness often remains hidden because the symptoms lead men to embrace a shame-based silence about their pain. This silence leaves men isolated and vulnerable.  Some would rather die than reveal their suffering to a family member, colleague or friend. Dr Addis was…

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Skating Around the Truth: An Editor at “The Atlantic” Responds to Man’s Letter One Year After An Abortion

Skating Around the Truth: An Editor at “The Atlantic” Responds to Man’s Letter One Year After An Abortion

By Kevin Burke, MSS LORI GOTTLIEB is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a psychotherapist based in Los Angeles. Readers submit questions to Gottlieb and ask for advice and guidance. In a recent entry entitled Dear Therapist: I Don’t Know How to Feel About My Girlfriend’s Abortion, a male reader writes to Gottlieb: “About a year ago, my girlfriend got pregnant and we decided right away that we should get an abortion. I was only 19 and she was 24…”…

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