Middle-aged Male Loneliness, The Epidemic No One Wants To Discuss

photo of a man standing on a rocky beach looking at waves breaking out in the ocean. Photo portrays solitude and loneliness.

by Tony Wyman Guys, if you were awake at 2 A.M., so worried or scared about something that you couldn’t sleep, who would you call for emotional support and comforting advice? If you are like most men, the answer to my question is: no one.  And, if you are like most men, you were as uncomfortable reading my question as I was writing it.  When I wrote it, after four or five failed attempts to type out the 28 words in the sentence, I couldn’t help but cringe at the…

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Christmas, A Time for Joy? Yes – Except For Many Pets Given As Gifts

photo image of two small white dogs posing for Christmas picture with Christmas tree bandanas on

by J. Lee CHRISTMAS, A TIME FOR JOY – BUT FOR PETS GIVEN AS GIFTS? Who has been naughty and who has been nice? It is that time of the year when people get out their Christmas shopping lists. Gifts are fun to give and fun to get. Christmas is all about giving and celebrating with family and friends. What is not fun are statistics that show pets given as gifts abandoned following Christmas. Sadly shelters fill up with relinquished pets. Similar statistics occur following Easter with the abandonment of…

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Isolation – The Lonely Life Of Dogs

by J. Lee THE LONELY LIFE OF DOGS I will never understand those who get a dog or dogs just to abandon them in backyards, basements or garages. Why? So they can tells others they have a dog? The reality is the dog has no human. It is sentenced to a life of loneliness. Dogs are pack animals. They are highly social. They are socially-cognitive. Loneliness is torture for them. They thrive on interaction with other dogs and their human companions. A dog needs stimulation. They can become stressed when bored. They…

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