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Posts by Ben Ringler

The Man Cave and the Inner Retreat of Fathers

At the risk of raining on the holiday cheer, I want to talk about the all-too-common phenomenon of the father who tends to retreat emotionally from his family, and look at the ‘man cave’ as a contemporary symbol of this phenomenon. Don’t get me wrong!  I appreciate a good man cave like the next man. …

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The Masks of Masculinity

  We men have many masks inside, and of course a face behind the mask, and not displaying all of them can cause us to feel angry, anxious, depressed and addicted to outlets where those other masks can live and breathe.  Movies, sports, video games, the news, reality shows, books, are big business in part due…

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