Do you struggle with a fear of commitment?

February 21, 2017By Nick CoughlinOvercoming Fear, Relationships, Self Improvement

Nick Coughlin

Nick Coughlin is the founder and publisher of Compassionate Man. He lives in South Minneapolis with his two dogs, Onyx and Boli. You can reach him by emailing nick@compassionateman.com

People with a fear of commitment tend to gravitate toward one another. After all, when your partner is afraid to commit, you can love with abandon without fear of becoming trapped. These people are very often unaware of their tendency to choose partners who share their reluctance to settle down with one person. In fact, … Read More

Tiptoeing onto Hallowed Ground

December 11, 2016By Kathy CoughlinLife & Death, Relationships

It was an honor, ten years ago, to be asked by my daughter to be present in the operating room as she gave birth by emergency C-section. The eventual emergence of a healthy, wriggling baby girl, my first grandchild, flooded my every pore with relief and joy. Last month, I was just as honored to … Read More

Any Man Can Be a Father…

June 19, 2016By Nick CoughlinFathers & Sons, Raising Good Boys, Relationships

Nick Coughlin

Nick Coughlin is the founder and publisher of Compassionate Man. He lives in South Minneapolis with his two dogs, Onyx and Boli. You can reach him by emailing nick@compassionateman.com

Yesterday I met with a real estate agent to talk about selling my house, and after seeing my place, she called me a minimalist. I admit, I’m not one for clutter. Turns out that preference doesn’t always sit well with my sentimentality. I find it almost painful to let go of anything that reminds me … Read More

Compassionate Man Magazine to Shift Format

June 17, 2016By Nick CoughlinCM News, Overcoming Fear, Relationships

Nick Coughlin

Nick Coughlin is the founder and publisher of Compassionate Man. He lives in South Minneapolis with his two dogs, Onyx and Boli. You can reach him by emailing nick@compassionateman.com

I’ve been afraid of writing this blog for weeks, but I can’t put it off any longer. Allow me to dive right in. After publishing only six issues, I’ve decided to transition Compassionate Man from a digital magazine to a blog. I’ve churned through my savings, and then some, to get the business off the … Read More

Being a Single Vegan Man Isn’t As Easy As You Might Think

January 17, 2016By Nick CoughlinRelationships, Self Improvement

Nick Coughlin

Nick Coughlin is the founder and publisher of Compassionate Man. He lives in South Minneapolis with his two dogs, Onyx and Boli. You can reach him by emailing nick@compassionateman.com

That headline alone is likely to ruffle a few feathers. You see, nearly 80% of all vegans in the United States are women. You read that right. For every vegan guy there are four vegan women. If you’re like me and want to find a partner who shares your most fundamental values of kindness and … Read More

Relationships Are The Real Currency In Life

November 9, 2015By Nick CoughlinFathers & Sons, Relationships

Nick Coughlin

Nick Coughlin is the founder and publisher of Compassionate Man. He lives in South Minneapolis with his two dogs, Onyx and Boli. You can reach him by emailing nick@compassionateman.com

I received a letter in the mail today from my dad, as I occasionally do. His letters are straight out of a bygone era, and no matter how short, no matter what the subject, they are always heartfelt. I don’t recall one which hasn’t brought me to tears. My dad is a curmudgeon in many … Read More