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.

Wise Words

14 Confidence-Building Phrases To Tell Your Kids

A few small words can make a big difference.


8 Traits of a Happy Marriage, According to a Couples Therapist

No. 5: They are flexible.

Big Moments

The Big Realization That Made Me A Better Dad, According To 10 Men

Ten dads discuss the “aha” moment that made them change things for the better.

Little Things

The Simple Habit That Helps Me Be A Better Husband, According to 12 Men

The little things matter.


How the Loss of My Father Affected Me, According to 14 Men

Losing one's father is a traumatic, transformative event. Here, 14 men reflect on what the experience was like for them.


The Advice Therapists Give To Couples On The Brink Of Divorce

The last-ditch, marriage-saving advice therapists and couple's counsellors offer their clients.

Wise Words

What I Wish I Knew Before My Divorce, According to 9 Men

“Looking back, I probably would’ve traded a lot of those fights for pep talks, instead.”

Wise Words

The Marriage Advice I Wish I Learned A Lot Sooner, According To 12 Men

“A good marriage isn’t two people who need each other, but two people who wake up every day and choose each other”


This Was The Worst Mother’s Day Gift I Ever Received, According To 11 Women

Sure, it’s the thought that counts. But if the gift reflects little-to-no thought in the first place, well, do better.

Wise Words

What I Wanted To Hear From My Husband When I Was Pregnant

What's the best thing to tell your wife when she's pregnant? A dozen women share what they wanted to hear.

Big Decisions

The Moment We Knew We Didn’t Want Any More Kids, According To 13 Parents

Some decisions are by choice. Some are by necessity. Some are a complicated mixture of the two.

Good to Know

7 Big Signs You And Your Spouse Are Truly A Team

Is your relationship destined for a dynasty, or ready for a rebuild?

Timing Out

7 Couples On How They Stopped Fighting About Being Late

When one partner prefers to be on-time and the other is often running behind, tensions run high. Here’s how seven couples solved the issue.

Looking Back

What I Wish I Knew About Being A Single Parent A Lot Sooner

“My role in their lives wasn’t exactly the same, but I realized that I was just as valuable — if not more so — than I was before.”


12 Ways Having A Second Child Changes Your Marriage

Not to mention everything else.


40 Men On Turning 40: What Modern Men Feel About Reaching Middle Age

What does turning 40 mean for modern men? We asked 40 men who have recently — or are about to — reach that age to reflect on the milestone.

Good To Know

What I Wish I Knew About Co-Parenting Much Sooner

This hard-won advice helped these men create a co-parenting relationship that works for everyone involved.

Ask Away

12 Important Questions To Ask Your Dad Before He’s Gone

If you have the opportunity to connect, don't let it pass.

Well Said

12 Compliments That Men Actually Want To Hear

Appreciation and validation are big parts of any relationship. Here are the ways in which men would like to hear them expressed.


8 Sneaky Signs Of Resentment In A Relationship

Resentment is sneaky. The sooner you realize you might be feeling it, the sooner you can take action.