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Part 2: Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 18

Chapter 18 I thought about what I would say to Janice on the drive to the house. How would I begin? I had been practicing certain lines like, “I want this thing to work but it’s gonna take both of us.” Nothing seemed real. It all sounded rehearsed. I figured when I saw her I’d …

Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 16

Chapter 16 A reflection can be found anywhere, or it can come at anytime. Two of the most important reflections I’ve had in my adulthood happened because of a conversation with a brother three years younger than myself. Flip, like he said about Tina, was brought into my life for a reason. People coming into …

Stages: A Handbook on Men and Relationships – Chapter 10

Chapter 10 After placing the napkin in my pocket Flip looked at me like I was crazy. “What did you just write?” “Nothing.” I couldn’t let him see it. The things that went into my journal at the time were private. I looked around the club to see who was in the house. I wanted …