Marriage

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Ask Wayne: Man Hasn’t Had Passion for Anything in Years

by Brett

Q: I am 42, never married, in a stable job, and feeling crappy most of the time. I remember a time when I was very passionate about life. But it has been a long time since anything has excited me. I do not particularly enjoy my job. I seem to have relationships that last a […]

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The Art of Letter Writing

by Brett & Kate McKay

In the days of cell phones, email, and text messages, letter writing can seem hopelessly outdated. But it’s an art worth bringing back, and not because of some misplaced sense of nostalgia either. The writing and reception of letters will always offer an experience that modern technology cannot touch. Twitter is effective for broadcasting what […]

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Ask Wayne: Man Fears Wife Will Leave Him

by Brett & Kate McKay

As you probably remember, a few weeks ago we had a giveaway of Wayne Levine’s book: Hold On To Your N.U.T.s. The response to his post was phenomenal and many of you requested that AoM provide more advice for men on relationships. So we’ve brought Wayne back for a new, regular feature here on AoM, called […]

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8 Tools That Will Change Your Life: The Hold On to Your N.U.T.s Book Giveaway

by Brett

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Wayne M Levine, M.A., Director of BetterMen.org and The West Coast Men’s Center If you’re tired of coming up short as a man, father, husband or leader, these eight BetterMen Tools will help you to change your relationships and your life. The fixes may not happen overnight. […]

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The Unclassified Laws of Etiquette

by Brett & Kate McKay

When Kate and I were in Vermont last summer, we stumbled upon a book called Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms. It was published in 1880. The book is a hodge podge of information that would be useful to a man of business back in the late 19th Century. There are sections dedicated to […]

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The Winners of the Proflowers Valentine’s Day Giveaway+15 Creative Date Ideas

by Brett

A big thanks to all those who participated in the Proflowers Valentine’s Day Giveaway. Reading through your date ideas and experiences was downright touching; I am thoroughly impressed with the creativity, devotion, and selflessness of AoM’s readers. Anyone who thinks romance is dead and that gentlemen are extinct should take the time to read through […]

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Three Phrases Men Everywhere Stumble Over, Yet Women Long to Hear

by Brett

Image from Tobyotter Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Tim Clark. Tim is an entrepreneur and Japan specialist. He writes about money and meaning at Soul Shelter. Check out his site and become a subscriber. While working overseas for nearly ten years, mainly in Japan, I enjoyed the privilege of observing manly (and […]

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Balancing Work and Family

by Brett

Back in your grandpa’s time, a man was just expected to bring home the bacon and was excused from being too hands on in the child rearing department. Today’s man is expected not only to be a provider, but also a highly involved parent. These two demands can burn out even the strongest of men. […]

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3 Man Killers: Sex

by schaefer

This is part 3 in the Man Killer Series. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Most people in leadership will get the opportunity to hop into the sack with someone inappropriately. You will have the opportunity to cross a line sexually. You will be faced with a situation that looks like you just can’t pass […]

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Be a Modern Knight: Protecting Your Lady in the 21st Century

by Brett & Kate McKay

Although the gender lines in this modern age have become increasingly blurred, there is one male/female disparity that even the most ardent feminist cannot deny: men are physically stronger than women. As such, they have from the inception of the human race been called upon to be the community’s warriors, knights, and soldiers. Fending off […]

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How to Give Flowers Like a Victorian Gentleman

by Brett & Kate McKay

Women often complain that the men in their lives are not romantic enough. But men sometimes have trouble expressing their feelings, often resorting to cheesy Hallmark cards or pricey bejeweled baubles to do the job for them. But there is a far better way to be romantic and it doesn’t involve spending a fortune or […]

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The Man’s Guide to the Perfect Marriage Proposal

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Asking for a woman’s hand in marriage is one of the most important things a man will do in his life. Therefore, a good deal of consideration should be put into the timing and setting of this event. You are certain that she is the one, and have gone ahead with asking for her father’s […]

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Asking a Woman’s Father For Her Hand In Marriage

by Brett & Kate McKay

So you’ve stopped hanging out with women and started dating them. Consequently, you’ve found a woman who has become your best friend, and you know she is the one. Things have been serious for quite some time now and you’re ready to take your relationship to the next level: marriage. One tradition that has been […]

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How Do You Know When She’s the One?

by Brett & Kate McKay

When we wrote 14 Ways to Affair Proof Your Marriage, several people rightly pointed out that the best way to obtain a happy and faithful marriage is to marry the right person. But how do you know when you’ve found the right woman to settle down with? When it is comes to getting hitched, guys […]

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14 Ways To Affair Proof Your Marriage

by Brett & Kate McKay

Photo by HarveNYC This week New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was forced to confess his involvement in a prostitution ring. The story has been all over the media and many blogs have done posts compiling lists of other prominent men’s fall from grace. But some of the most important questions aren’t being asked. Mainly, how […]

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Write A Love Letter Like A Soldier

by Brett and Kate McKay

The thing women most want on Valentine’s Day is not jewelry or chocolate but a love note from you. A Hallmark card with some prefabricated message simply won’t do. Women want to hear words straight from your heart. But writing a well-crafted love note is no easy task. They can quickly devolve into trite, cliche […]

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Cracking The Valentine’s Day Code

by Brett and Kate McKay

A lot of people, both men and women, think Valentine’s Day is kind of a silly holiday, designed by corporations to make you buy their stuff. Love and romance should be expressed every day, and you shouldn’t have to spend gobs of money to do it. Yet one of the burning questions men who have […]

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The Dos And Don’ts Of a Dinner Date

by Brett and Kate McKay

Photo by freeparking Almost every date involves taking a woman out to eat. It is not only fun, but offers a perfect opportunity to show your date your manners and character. Below are a few of the do’s and don’ts of dinner dates. If you do the do’s, you’re guaranteed to impress your date and […]

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Spark Up Your Marriage: 4 Ways to Date Your Wife All Over Again

by Brett and Kate McKay

Does your marriage feel flat? Studies show that after three years of marriage, many couples start complaining about their relationship being stale and boring. It’s no surprise then that most divorces occur within the first three years of marriage. How can you beat the marital blahs and consequently beat divorce? The answer is simple: date […]

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