I've been reading Art of Manliness for awhile now, and just recently signed up for the community. This is the first thing I've ever posted in the forum, but I figure this is as good a place as any to…Continue
"my goodness brother, my heart breaks for you and your wife. My first child, a daughter is two weeks old tomorrow, and I'm choked up to even imagine. Three years ago my best friend lost a son this exact way. I know I don't have his…"
"Wounds take time to heal, whether or the body or of the heart. If not cared for they can become septic and even more dangerous than the original wound. You and your wife have been dealt a very serious wound. Take time to…"
"I just wanted to take a moment to let all of you know that I have read all of the words, thoughts, advice and condolences you've shared with me over this post. I greatly appreciate each of you who took the time to read and to add your own…"
"Thank you, Tyler, for such a heartfelt and well stated posting. I felt very touched by how you related your experience, and I hope that you have been able to find something of what you need from this site. -- Jay"
"I do not believe I can compose any words better than those that were written before mine. You have been offered some good advice and thoughtful words. As I read your post I am truly saddened by your family’s loss…
I am sorry for you and…"
"Oh, Tyler....what a HORRIBLE, tragic thing to have to go through. I feel your pain and grief as I read your post. While I've never gone through the grief of losing a child (pre-born or otherwise), I do know about grief and loss,…"
"Tyler, I know something of what you and your wife are feeling. My wife and I lost a daughter who was stillborn in her 38th week, just like your son. As if it couldn't be any worse, she was delivered on my wife's birthday!
It had been a…"
"I am sorry for your loss.
I think everyone who has posted so far has had some good things to say. I've never been in your position, but my mother has. I'm the eldest of 3 boys, but I was going to have an older brother. He ended up being…"
"I remember how my wife and I felt when she miscarried. I suspect a stillbirth is more emotionally devastating, and it breaks my heart to learn that you went through that.
You grieve for as long as you need to, then the healthy thing to do is to…"
"Good point! Tim, do you use deodorant or antiperspirant? Many people have trouble with antiperspirants; has to do with the drying properties of the active ingredients as opposed to the scent. If so, try powdering your pit with a little cornstarch…"
"I think this type sitiuation is what makes me wish I had lived in an earlier time. Don't get me wrong I understand that there were useless folks then too but I know that it also was not unusual for men of the community to pay a visit…"
"My father was a tough Sicilian WW2 vet, and he loved Old Spice. I never knew him to use anything else. Personally, I never used any aftershave or cologne during my forced shaving days (military then a security company that only allowed…"
"You know, I've heard a lot of people having bad reactions to original Old Spice. Me personally, it gives me a headache and makes me feel lethargic all day. Anything with that scent does it- aftershave, cologne, or deodorant. I've tried…"
"I personally like Nivea's line of anti-perspirants. They're not very pungent or overly 'manly', like you're trying to compensate for something. They just smell 'clean' and don't irritate.
N.B I don't wear…"
"Hey, i just had an idea. A couple years ago, my father, brother, and I went on a fishing trip to Nova Scotia. While there, we sampled a kind of locally made spiced rum called "Screech". Not bad, and perhaps something to consider!"
"I'm in the same situation myself, more or less. The best advice I can give is to remember that your life belongs to you. You can't please everyone - don't even try - but why would you want to? This is not to say being impertinent is a…"