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The Black Dog of Depression: Is There a His and Her Breed?

December 14th, 2010

The Black Dog of Depression: Is There a His and Her Breed? By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW’s Expert on Male Menopause & Irritable Male Syndrome Read this article if: You’re suffering from depression You think you’re suffering from it You want to know how men and women exhibit different symptoms “Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.” Robin Norwood Depression is a term which is bandied about far too often, but it is a serious condition which causes untold suffering.  But men and women seem to ‘carry’ the symptoms in a different way. ... Read More

Plenty of Fish in the Sea: Seeking Love After 50.

December 14th, 2010

Plenty of Fish in the Sea: Seeking Love After 50. By Dr. Dorree Lynn NABBW’s Boomer Women Sexuality Expert “Wouldn’t you love somebody to love?” Both Grace Slick and the late, great rocker Janis Joplin certainly thought so. (Remember, Grace and the Jefferson Airplane sang “Somebody to Love?” And Joplin was famous for “I Need a Man to Love”…) In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world, many people in their 50s, 60s, 70s (and beyond) suddenly find themselves unwillingly and often unexpectedly alone. Unless you want to give up shared sex entirely... Read More

Hot and Heavy

November 29th, 2010

Hot and Heavy By Dr. Dorree Lynn, NABBW’s Boomer Women Sexuality Expert We all know it’s not healthy to be overweight, but it’s a myth that fat people, even very obese people, don’t make love. In the real world, sex is more likely to be impeded by anxiety than adiposity. Fear of rejection, fear of not meeting the partner’s expectations, and fear of not being able to perform are among the most common emotional barriers to intercourse. Overweight people suffer all these problems in spades. The body-image and social pressures they endure create numerous obstacles to sexual interaction.... Read More

Is Irritable Male Syndrome Wrecking Your Relationships? How to Protect Yourself

October 20th, 2010

Is Irritable Male Syndrome Wrecking Your Relationships?  3 Things You Must Do Now to Protect Yourself By Jed Diamond, Ph.D. Shortly after The Irritable Male Syndrome was published in 2004, I began to get letters from women all over the world who recognized themselves and the men in their lives in the stories I recounted in the book. This is typical of many I received: “Last month a man came home from work with my husband’s face but he did not act at all like the man I married.  I\’ve known this man for 30 years, married 22 of them and have never met this guy before.  Angry, nasty,... Read More

Energy Medicine for Men: The Ultimate Power Tool for Guys Who Want Their Lives to Work

September 22nd, 2010

Jed Diamond, Ph.D. has been a health-care professional for the last 45 years. He is the author of 9 books, including Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places, Male Menopause, The Irritable Male Syndrome, and Mr. Mean: Saving Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome. He 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 E-book on Men’s Health and a free subscription to Jed’s e-newsletter go to www.MenAlive.com. When I began training as a psychotherapist in 1965, I wanted to save... Read More

Getting an STD From Your Partner During Midlife

September 22nd, 2010

Dear Dr. Dorree, I started seeing this really nice guy about four months ago, and I was really starting to like him, but I just found out he gave me gonorrhea! Can you believe it, at my age? I feel like a fool. —Katrina, 69 Katrina, No one likes to hear they picked up a sexually transmitted disease (STD). We tend to think this sort of thing only happens to teenagers and prostitutes, but of course, that’s not true. STDs are passed around at every age— even to very nice people like you. That’s why we say everyone, even people who don’t have to worry about pregnancy, need to use condoms... Read More

Seven Things Women Wish Men Knew About Sex

August 22nd, 2010

Chivalry is not dead. Despite being equals, women still appreciate men who hold the door, pull out the chair, and treat them with respect. Sex starts long before bed. A hug by the sink, a kiss on the neck on the way to work, holding hands at the movies, and other affectionate touching can get a woman more in the mood. Even helping around the house so she can have some downtime is foreplay for many! Make your woman feel desirable. You may have seen her naked a thousand times before, but each time is a privilege and an opportunity to show her that she still turns you on. A slow hand is a turn-on.... Read More

Is It Healthy Love or “Love” Addiction?

July 7th, 2010

Since we all have grown up in a society that confuses healthy love with “love” addiction, many of us find it difficult to know whether our feelings are based on healthy intimacy or addictive desire. Based on my work over the last 45 year\’s as a psychotherapist specializing in helping people develop and maintain healthy relationships, I offer the following comparison. Healthy Love develops after we feel secure. Addictive Love tries to create love even though we feel frightened and insecure. Healthy Love comes from feeling full. We overflow with love. Addictive Love is always trying... Read More

Women\’s Secret Sex Hormone: 6 Things You Must Know

May 24th, 2010

Somewhere around the time I turned 50, my sex life took a turn for the worse. My wife and I had always enjoyed each other, but now things seemed out of balance. It was like being an adolescent again. I didn\’t feel at home in my body, mind, or spirit. When we would kiss, our noses would get in the way. We both seemed awkward around each other. Worst of all, I was having what would euphemistically be called “erectile dysfunction.” I was terrified. This was before Viagra had come on the scene. My doctor suggested I have my testosterone levels checked. Long story, short, I did get... Read More

7 Little Known Secrets For Making Money and Saving the World on SCRIBD

May 12th, 2010

When a friend first told me about “Scribd” I didn\’t quite get it. Although I use the internet, mostly for research, reading, and e-mail, I\’m not very savvy about networking and “new technologies.” But when he told me you could easily upload just about anything—books, e-books, articles, research studies—to Scribd and sell them in the Scribd store, he got my attention. I\’m a writer, researcher, and psychotherapist and have been helping men and the women who love them for more than 40 years. I am founder of www.MenAlive.com, where I share information about male menopause,... Read More