Matt Christensen

Matt Christensen is a Cleveland-based writer who has contributed to more than two dozen global digital and print publications including Maxim, ESPN, Men's Journal, and Cosmo. He’s also the author of Bunny & Doggo: Friends Fight Depression, a children’s book aimed at normalizing conversations about mental health. He lives in with his wife, two dogs, and three cats.


Making The World A Better Place, One Thumbs Down At A Time

It's so much more effective than flipping the bird. Gentler, too.

Self Defense

The Best Way To Deal With Entitled People, According To Customer Service Reps

We all encounter them. These tried-and-true tactics can help you manage the situation.


12 Cold-Weather Family Traditions That Make Winter More Bearable

From snow-sculpture parties to chili cook-offs, each of these traditions provides some necessary warmth when winter arrives.

Looking Back

What I Wish I Did Differently With My Kids During My Divorce

A dozen dads discuss the different approach they would’ve taken if they could rewind the clock.

Looking Back

What I'm Glad I Told My Kids When They Were Little, According To 11 Dads

Words matter. Here are some potent reminders, encouraging phrases, and pieces of advice these dads are happy they told their kids again (and again... and again...)

Looking Back

What I Wish I Did Differently During My Divorce, According To 12 Men

Divorce is rarely easy. This is what these men would change if they got a redo.

Looking Back

What I'm Glad I Prioritized When My Kids Were Still Little, According To 12 Dads

Looking back, these are the decisions these dads are proud they made.

Close Calls

The Seemingly Small Habit That Almost Ruined My Marriage, According to 11 Men

Little things make a big difference.

Looking Back

What I Wish My Dad Taught Me When I Was Little, According To 10 Women

“I wish he had taught me earlier in life that the real value is in the question, and not so much in the answer.”


The Most Helpful Thing To Do When You’re Annoyed With Your Spouse

It’s normal to get frustrated with your partner. Because of course it is. What matters is what you do when the feeling rises.

Looking Back

The Topic I Wish I Discussed With My Wife A Lot Sooner, According to 12 Men

When conversations aren’t had, problems can mount in a marriage. Here, 12 men discuss those they put off for too long but shouldn’t have.


What It's Like Dating A Divorced Man, According To 12 Women

A dozen women offer their perspective on the experience.

Looking Back

What I Wish My Dad Taught Me When I Was Little, According To 11 Men

It’s impossible to teach everything. But it’s helpful to know what untaught lessons might be felt the most.

Work It Out

How to Actually Be Helpful When Your Partner Hates Their Job

There's more to do to help than nod your head and say "that sucks" and "I'm sorry" until your sound chip fritzes out.

Growing Buds

How I Rebuilt The Friendships That Faded When I Became a Dad

Losing touch doesn’t have to last forever.

Feel It Out

What To Do When You Start Resenting Your Spouse, According to 5 Therapists

Resentment silently erodes relationships. This is how to deal with it in a healthy way.

Looking Back

What I Wish I Prioritized More When My Kids Were Little, According To 12 Dads

Looking back, here are the skills and lessons these men would’ve emphasized for their kids a bit more.

Wise Words

14 Confidence-Building Phrases To Tell Your Kids

A few small words can make a big difference.

Let's Connect

11 Simple Ways To Reconnect With Your Spouse

Because life gets hectic and we all need to get back to basics every now and again.

Looking Back

“I Didn’t Appreciate What I Had”: 10 Men On Their Biggest Marriage Regret

Refusing to attend therapy. Not providing the right kind of support. Forgetting their priorities. These are the marriage mistakes these men want others to avoid.