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Understanding The Changes Midlife Men Go Through... Too

Author of
Male Menopause

If you're lucky enough to have ... "That Man" in your life, the one who wraps his arms around you when you're having a hot flash, feeling anxious, feeling afraid of and insecure about getting older -- the"supportive man" in your life... it's very likely he needs some of the same support. But, like never asking for directions, oftentimes, it's difficult for men to open up and express *their* feelings.

Does your partner seem more irritable than usual?
Has he lost all interest in sex and intimacy? 
Does he seem tired much of the time? 
Does he seem depressed and isolated?
Does he have trouble sleeping? 
Is he waking up at all hours of the night to hit the bathroom? 
Is he having problems becoming aroused?
He may be going through menopause - just like you!

Enter ... Jed Diamond

The Director of MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well.  Since its inception, Jed has been on the Board of Advisors of the Menʼs Health Network.  He is also a member of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male and serves as a member of the International Scientific Board of the World Congress on Menʼs Health.

Jed Diamond has been a licensed psychotherapist for 38 years and is the
author of seven books including the landmark, internationally best-selling,
Male Menopause which has been translated into sixteen languages.

His latest book is The Whole Man Program: Reinvigorating Your Body, Mind, and Spirit after 40.

Due out in the Fall of 2004 is "The Irritable Male Syndrome," 
He is presently working on Male Depression: The Hidden World-Wide Epidemic which is expected out in the fall of 2005. Diamond has also written nine booklets, produced 10 audio cassette programs, and a video program for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). Diamond has taught classes at U.C. Berkeley, U.C.L.A., J.F.K. University, Esalen Institute, The Omega Institute, and other centers of education throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He is presently working on a PhD in International Health.  His dissertation is on male depression.

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Read the transcript here 
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What Is Male Menopause?
by Jed Diamond
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Male Menopause (also called viropause or andropause) involves the hormonal, physiological, and chemical changes that occur in all men generally between the ages of 40 and 55, though it can occur as early as 35 or as late as 65. These changes effect all aspects of a man's life.

Male menopause is, thus, a physical condition with psycho- logical,
interpersonal, social, and spiritual dimensions.


The purpose of male menopause is to signal the end of First Adulthood and
prepare men for Second Adulthood. The initial signs often involve changes in a man's sexuality.


Think of life as climbing a mountain. Somewhere between 40 and 55 most men reach the summit. For most of human history we then went "down hill" rapidly and died. Now, for the first time, we can experience the full human life cycle. We can experience the second half of life.

The Male Menopause Passage involves the trek down the mountain of of First Adulthood and through the valley below. To complete the journey we must let go of the baggage that got us through First Adulthood and develop new passion, power, and purpose to see us through Second Adulthood.

Male menopause, rather than signaling the beginning of the end, actually signals the end of the beginning. It tells us we are finished with First Adulthood and ready to embark on a trek up a new mountain to Second Adulthood.

Male Menopause: The best is yet to come

Some believe that male menopause is the road to oblivion, the end of our sexual power. But for those who have the courage to take that road, male menopause is the passage to the most passionate, productive, and purposeful time of a man's life. It is a time to:

1. Prepare for Second-Adulthood.
2. Move from the pressure of sexual performance to the joy of sexual
3.  Focus more on being and less on doing.
4. Change from having a career based on necessity to a calling based on soul- work.
5.  Relate to other men as friends and allies rather than as competitors.
6.  Lay the foundation for becoming healthy, wealthy, and wise.
7.  Become a mentor to younger men.
8.  Learn to be a respected elder in your community.
9.  End the battle of the sexes and find the intimacy, joy, and passion with
your life-partner.
10. Be a trailblazer for experiencing a life well-lived into your 70s, 80s,
      90s, and beyond

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The Top Ten Warning Signs of Male Menopause
by Jed Diamond
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1.  Taking longer to recover from injuries or illness
2.  Nervousness and irritability
3.  Decrease or loss of sexual enjoyment
4.  Feeling time is running out
5.  Decreased memory and concentration
6.  Increased anxiety or fear
7.  Feeling fat, gaining weight
8.  Sleep disturbances
9.  Indecisiveness
10. Loss of interest and self-confidence


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