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Jed Diamond, PhD, LCSW Boomer Male Expert

Jed Diamond, Ph.D. has been a marriage and family counselor for more than 40 years. He is the author of 12 books, including Stress Relief for Men, Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places, Male Menopause, MenAlive: Stop Killer Stress with Simple Energy Healing Tools and The Irritable Male Syndrome.

Jed is Founder and Director of the MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well. Though focused on men's health, MenAlive is also for women who care about the health of the men in their lives.

Jed has been on the Board of Advisors of the Men’s Health Network since its inception in 1992. He is also a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) and the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male and the International Scientific Board of the World Congress on Gender and Men’s Health.

In addition to being the only male columnist for the National Association of Baby Boomer Women, Jed is a blogger for The Good Men Project and the Huffington Post. His work has been featured in major newspapers throughout the United States including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. Jed has been featured on more than 1,000 radio and TV programs including The View with Barbara Walters, Good Morning Amer­ica, Today Show, CNN-360 with Anderson Cooper, CNN with Glenn Beck, and To Tell the Truth. He also did a nationally televised special on male menopause for PBS.

Jed offers counseling to men, women, and couples in his office in California or by phone with people throughout the U.S. and around the world. To receive a free subscription to Jed’s e-newsletter go to www.MenAlive.com. If you are looking for an expert counselor to help with relationship issues, write Jed@MenAlive.com.

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“I’m Not You In Love With You Anymore” ~~ How Many Spouses Have Heard That Statement? (And What to Do When It Happens)

By Jed Diamond PhD, LSCW, NABBW’s Associate for Male Menopause The beginning of the end or the first step toward real, lasting love? ––– Marcia was devastated when her husband of twe…By Jed Diamond PhD, …By Jed Diamond PhD, LSCW, NABBW’s Associate for Male Menopause The beginning of the end or the first step toward real, lasting love? ––– Marcia was devastated when her husband of twenty-five years told her, “I’m not in love with you anymore. The life has gone out of our marriage and I don’t think we can get it back.” Two days later her husband Mark moved out of the house. He said he needed to sort things out. The couple’s two children were distraught and afraid. Marcia called me in full panic mode. “I feel blind-sided,” she told me. “We’ve…

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Are You Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places? How to Stop Choosing Type Z and Find Type A

By Jed Diamond, PhD, LSCW NABBW’s Associate for Male Menopause We all want love, but we often have a hard time finding it and keeping love alive and well in our relationships. According to st…By Jed Diamond, PhD,…By Jed Diamond, PhD, LSCW NABBW’s Associate for Male Menopause We all want love, but we often have a hard time finding it and keeping love alive and well in our relationships. According to statistics compiled by divorcerate.org, 40% to 50% of first marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. Most of us marry again, but the odds are against us. 60% to 67% of second marriages don’t last and nearly 75% of third marriages fail. Many have become fearful of “marriage” and look for a healthy long-term “relationship” without “typing the knot.” Divorce statistics are notorio…

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If You Want to Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life, Marry a Short Man (The Real Secrets of Finding True Love)

By Jed Diamond, PhD, LSCW NABBW’s Associate for Male Menopause http://youtu.be/Lp-6O-9-N_A For more than 40 years I’ve been a marriage and family therapist specializing in helping women and…By Jed Diamond, PhD,…By Jed Diamond, PhD, LSCW NABBW’s Associate for Male Menopause http://youtu.be/Lp-6O-9-N_A For more than 40 years I’ve been a marriage and family therapist specializing in helping women and men find the love of their life and keep their relationship alive and well. One of the main questions I’ve heard from literally thousands of women is the following: Where are all the good men? It seems that all the good ones are taken and the rest are all losers. What do I have to do to find true love? I suggest that they are looking for love in all the wrong places. I actually wrote a book c…

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If Your Doctor Says You Have Breast Cancer or Prostate Cancer You May Not Have Cancer at All

By Jed Diamond, PhD, LSCW NABBW’s Associate for Male Menopause  Cancer is one of the scariest words in the English language. It brings with it images of death, suffering, loss, and hopelessness.…By Jed Diamond, PhD,…By Jed Diamond, PhD, LSCW NABBW’s Associate for Male Menopause  Cancer is one of the scariest words in the English language. It brings with it images of death, suffering, loss, and hopelessness. No matter how much we may know about the facts, when we hear the world “cancer” we go into fear mode. We are told we should get tested regularly in order to “catch cancer early so it can be effectively treated.” Even the tests can add to our anxiety and fear about cancer. I’ve lived with the fear of cancer all my life. It was the one thing my mother was terrified of getting. She smok…

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How to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Love Life: Lessons from the World’s Best Exotic Animal Trainers

By Jed Diamond, PhD, LSCWNABBW's Associate for Male MenopauseLove has been a complicated presence in my life from the very beginning. Especially the challenges of love co-existing with stress. A few e…By Jed Diamond, PhD,…By Jed Diamond, PhD, LSCWNABBW's Associate for Male MenopauseLove has been a complicated presence in my life from the very beginning. Especially the challenges of love co-existing with stress. A few examples: My parents tried, unsuccessfully, to have a baby for many years. My mother finally got pregnant through artificial insemination, a procedure that was experimental seventy-plus years ago. Being pregnant brought both joy and stress.  I still remember hearing stories about her walking gingerly down 5th Avenue in New York, afraid she might lose the baby. And later, the stresses in thei…

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Six Ways to Prevent Irritable Male Syndrome from Ruining Valentine’s Day

Six Ways to Prevent Irritable Male Syndrome from Ruining Valentine’s Day By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSWNABBW’s Male Menopause Expert The true story of “Valentine’s Day” may tell us more…Six Ways to Prevent …Six Ways to Prevent Irritable Male Syndrome from Ruining Valentine’s Day By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSWNABBW’s Male Menopause Expert The true story of “Valentine’s Day” may tell us more about anger, irritability and violence than about candy, hearts, and flowers. Back in the day, 269 AD, a good priest named Valentine ran afoul of the Roman Emperor Claudius II. Valentine was sentenced to a three part execution of a beating, stoning, and finally decapitation. Talk about extreme irritable male syndrome. Getting irritable occasionally is part of being human, but getting locked into …

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6 Ways to Prevent Irritable Male Syndrome from Ruining Your Holidays

6 Ways to Prevent Irritable Male Syndrome from Ruining Your Holidays By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSWNABBW’s Male Menopause Expert The time between Thanksgiving and New Years can be wonderfully joy…6 Ways to Prevent Ir…6 Ways to Prevent Irritable Male Syndrome from Ruining Your Holidays By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSWNABBW’s Male Menopause Expert The time between Thanksgiving and New Years can be wonderfully joyful and it can also be stressful and irritating.  Everyone can feel a bit overwhelmed with things to do, celebrations to attend, and family to please.  Getting irritable occasionally is part of being human, but getting locked into a pattern of negativity and anger can cause problems for men and the families that love them. What Is Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS)?  IMS was first described by res…

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Why Men Commit Suicide: The Three Warning Signs Most People Miss

Why Men Commit Suicide: The Three Warning Signs Most People Miss By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSWNABBW’s Male Menopause Expert Recently I received a review copy of the book, Lonely at the Top: The Hi…Why Men Commit Suici…Why Men Commit Suicide: The Three Warning Signs Most People Miss By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSWNABBW’s Male Menopause Expert Recently I received a review copy of the book, Lonely at the Top: The High Cost of Men’s Success by Thomas Joiner, Ph.D. I was happy to offer a review. Dr. Joiner is one of the world’s leading experts on suicide and has published two previous books, Myths about Suicide (Harvard University Press 2010) and Why People Die by Suicide (Harvard University Press 2005). Dr. Joiner and I share a professional interest in suicide prevention. Suicide is a major world…

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Are You (or are you married to) A Depressed Husband? Maybe It’s IMS – Take the Quiz

Are You (or are you married to) A Depressed Husband? Maybe It’s IMS – Take the Quiz By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert After writing, The Irritable Male Syndrome: Un…Are You (or are you …Are You (or are you married to) A Depressed Husband? Maybe It’s IMS – Take the Quiz By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert After writing, The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression, I received hundreds of letters from women and men concerned about the impact that irritability and anger were having in their lives. Many of which are about either being or married to a depressed husband. This one is typical of the many I received: “Last month a man came home from work with my husband’s face but he did …

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Are You In Love or “Love” Addicted? Take the Quiz and Find Out

Are You In Love or "Love" Addicted? Take the Quiz and Find Out By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert When I was young I spent many hours at the movies longing for the kind o…Are You In Love or "…Are You In Love or "Love" Addicted? Take the Quiz and Find Out By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert When I was young I spent many hours at the movies longing for the kind of love I saw on the screen-big, passionate, and lasting. I wanted Splendor in the Grass and believed that Love Was a Many Splendored Thing. But as I got older and got married, became a therapist, and began working with men, women, and families, my views began to change. I found there was a difference between love and "love" and "love addiction." I wrote a book called Looking for Love in All t…

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7 Not So Simple Steps

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7 Not So Simple Steps By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert As we reflect on those who have died in support of the American way …Life, Liberty, and t…Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7 Not So Simple Steps By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert As we reflect on those who have died in support of the American way of life, I think about what it takes to be truly happy. Too often we live in fear or anger and it contributes to heart problems, relationship breakups, and conflict with other nations. We all want to be happy and are looking for simple steps to getting there, yet scientific evidence makes it seem unlikely that you can change your level of happiness in any sustainable way. Sad people don’t bec…

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Red Hot Sex: 7 Little Known Secrets For A Lifetime of Passion and Love

Red Hot Sex: 7 Little Known Secrets For A Lifetime of Passion and Love By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert Everyone wants a great sex life, but few people know how to …Red Hot Sex: 7 Littl…Red Hot Sex: 7 Little Known Secrets For A Lifetime of Passion and Love By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert Everyone wants a great sex life, but few people know how to achieve it and even fewer know how to maintain it in a long-term relationship. Couple’s try new positions and look for “sexy” things to wear. They try to improve their communication and relationship skills. But to really have a great sex life you have to know the secrets of what it means to be male and female. And learn the dance of creative connection. I still remember going to the stor…

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7 Things You Must Do to Survive and Thrive in 2012 and Beyond

7 Things You Must Do to Survive and Thrive in 2012 and Beyond By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert In his book, A Vision for 2012, futurist John Petersen says, "Converging t…7 Things You Must D…7 Things You Must Do to Survive and Thrive in 2012 and Beyond By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert In his book, A Vision for 2012, futurist John Petersen says, "Converging trends strongly suggest that the world - and our country - are about to experience the greatest change and disruption known in our history. The next half dozen years will likely see rapid, global climate change coupled with the beginning of the end of the petroleum era and a reorganization of the planetary energy regime, a major shock to the global financial system, and unprecedented food prices." …

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Jed\’s Travels with the CIA (Crisis Induced Awakenings)

Jed\'s Travels with the CIA (Crisis Induced Awakenings) By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert The trip began in Washington, D.C. where I was presenting new information from my…Jed\'s Travels with …Jed\'s Travels with the CIA (Crisis Induced Awakenings) By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert The trip began in Washington, D.C. where I was presenting new information from my forthcoming book on Energy Medicine for Men to the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. We were then planning to fly to Ireland where we had friends, on to Spain, France, and ending in the Czech Republic where our son, Aaron, was living with his wife Helena. What started out as a vacation turned into a Vision Quest with one mind-blowing crisis after another. I like Neuro-Psychologis…

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Energy Medicine for Men: What Every Boomer Woman Should Know About Helping Her Man Eliminate Stress from His Life

Energy Medicine for Men: What Every Boomer Woman Should Know About Helping Her Man Eliminate Stress from His Life By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert Here\'s What…Energy Medicine for …Energy Medicine for Men: What Every Boomer Woman Should Know About Helping Her Man Eliminate Stress from His Life By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert Here\'s What You Must Know About Boomer Men’s Silent Health Crisis The Men’s Health Network (MHN) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to educate men and their families about the state of men’s health today and how it can be improved.  MHN details the “silent health crisis” of men as follows: 1. Life Expectancy Gender Gap In 1920, the life expectancy gender gap was only …

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The Irritable Male Syndrome and Male Menopause: Regaining Our Balance at Mid-life

The Irritable Male Syndrome and Male Menopause:  Regaining Our Balance at Mid-life By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert "He used to be the nicest guy you could imagine, n…The Irritable Male S…The Irritable Male Syndrome and Male Menopause:  Regaining Our Balance at Mid-life By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert "He used to be the nicest guy you could imagine, now he\'s become moody and mean." I hear this bewildered concern from women all over the world.  “She used to be gentle and caring, now she treats me like her worst enemy.”  Men are equally frustrated and confused.  Millions of women and men are finding that something strange is happening to them when their relationship moves into mid-life. Sometimes I think it\'s evolution\'s little joke…

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Male Depression Rising Due to Western Socioeconomic Changes

Male Depression Rising Due to Western Socioeconomic Changes This special report from MenAlive is By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert "Men in the changing economy will face…Male Depression Risi…Male Depression Rising Due to Western Socioeconomic Changes This special report from MenAlive is By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Male Menopause Expert "Men in the changing economy will face the same risks for depression that women faced in older economies: trapped in a family role from which they cannot escape because of an inability to find employment," say Boadie W. Dunlop, M.D. and Tanja Mletzko, M.A. of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Although world-wide research o…

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The Irritable Male Syndrome and Male Menopause: Regaining Our Balance at Mid-life

The Irritable Male Syndrome and Male Menopause:  Regaining Our Balance at Mid-life By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Expert on Male Menopause & Irritable Male Syndrome "He used to be the …The Irritable Male S…The Irritable Male Syndrome and Male Menopause:  Regaining Our Balance at Mid-life By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW's Expert on Male Menopause & Irritable Male Syndrome "He used to be the nicest guy you could imagine, now he\'s become moody and mean." I hear this bewildered concern from women all over the world.  “She used to be gentle and caring, now she treats me like her worst enemy.”  Men are equally frustrated and confused.  Millions of women and men are finding that something strange is happening to them when their relationship moves into mid-life. Sometimes I think…

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