Most of us don’t want to think about suicide, but it is part of the human condition. When people reach such a point of despair that they attempt to take their own lives, everyone they know is impacted, including family, friends, and colleagues. I know. I am still living with the effect of my father’s attempted suicide when I was 5 years old.
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Dear Dr. Jed, I read your book and I believe my husband is suffering from male menopause. He’s angry all the time and blames me for everything that is wrong. He calls me names, yells at me, looks at me with such hatred, I want to disappear. He’s never hit me, but I’m afraid of him. He totally denies that there are any problems with him. When he gets mad he calls me a bitch and a lot worse and tells me I’m crazy and should be hospitalized.
If you are not reaching the goals that are important to you, the chances are your values are in conflict. One part of you wants one result, and the other something very different. To resolve the inner war, ask yourself if what you think you have to have is what you truly need.
Editor's note: This post is the fifth in Jed's series about keeping passion alive in your relationship. Click here to read the previous posts.
When I first began research for my book on the “male change of life,” I wasn’t sure what I should call it. I assumed that what men went through was totally different than what women experienced. But the more I talked to men and women, the more it became clear that there were more similarities than differences. Andropause is the more technically correct term, but Male Menopause has come to be commonly used.
Long before anyone had heard of the field of “gender medicine”, I was on a search to find answers to the questions “Why do men die sooner and live sicker?” I was five years old when my father tried to commit suicide. He had, what I was told was, a “nervous breakdown.” I didn’t know what that was, but I knew he was having trouble finding work in a down economy and he had become increasingly irritable, angry, and withdrawn. Although he didn’t die, our lives were never the same. The year before, the fat
Editor's note: This post is the fourth in Jed's series about keeping passion alive in your relationship. Click here to read the previous posts.
Change for the better takes place in three stages. The first stage is when you admit that what you are doing is not working, and you ask for help if you need it. Then comes the second and most difficult stage of change: stopping what you are doing that is not working. If you persist in your efforts, you reach the third and final stage, making healthy choices. You may relapse occasionally, but you rebound quickly.
Editor's note: This post is the third in Jed's series about keeping passion alive in your relationship. Click here to read the previous posts.
Editor's note: This post is the second in Jed's series about keeping passion alive in your relationship. Click here to read the first post. We are drawn together because something is missing in each of us.
Symptoms of emotional health indicate you are just fine. What's so wonderful is that a balanced mind is contagious. Everyone in your orbit is affected positively by contact with you. In my work with clients, I have noticed three symptoms that indicate they are in good emotional shape. This does not mean they are problem-free. Far from it. Yet how they respond to frustration differentiates them from who they were when every obstacle was a personal affront. Patience
If you suffer from chronic health problems, your distress may be rooted in the fear of poverty and the fear of criticism. These two terrorists can keep you stuck in a job or business you hate, and relationships that drain the life out of you. To get past these gatekeepers to healthy living, confront your fears head on. Once you look at what you fear and why, you can take the action that moves fear out of the way.
What we call depression has likely been around since before recorded history and has been recognized for thousands of years. Aretaeus of Cappadocia (circa 81-138 AD) is credited with the first clinical description of depression. Hippocrates, the Greek physician of antiquity, was well aware of the disease of depression and called it melancholia. Whatever we call it, depression is becoming an increasingly significant problem for men and the women who love them. Women can be frustrated and wonder why is my husband depressed?
I recently ran across yet another article extolling the virtues of working out in "nature." The author made gushing references to the wonders of sunshine, fresh air, gentle breezes, and a change of scenery. She did not, however, mention dangerous UV rays or ragweed or pollution or disease-bearing bugs or sudden thunderstorms or blistering heat. As far as I'm concerned, the list she ignored is a very good argument for sticking with indoor exercise – mall walking, dance classes, Pilates, the gym, or simply exercise videos right in your own home.
George and Henry are cousins, but their behavior in love and at work couldn’t be more different. Here’s how they are described by Paul, a person who knows them both well. “George is a stand-up guy,” says Paul. “He gets along well with others and he always looks for the peaceful solution to conflict. He is loyal to his mate and shares in the housework and childrearing. He is a good provider and loves to give to his family and friends.”
Although we have known for some time that stress can cause damage to the heart, the gastrointestinal tract, and other parts of the body, we have recently learned that stress can actually damage the brain. J.