During the counseling phase prior to our divorce i had me now "ex" listen to "Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus" with me as we carpooled to work. i am constantly making reference to The Male Brain, and The Female Brain but figured i would introduce her to this book before I shared Dr. Louann's books. Well, we never got past the first chapter. apparently my ex interpreted the MAFMWAFV book as being way to easy on the males and therefore was…Continue
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The Female Brain, by Louann Brizendine
"In the spirit of a little peace, love, and understanding, guys need to read this book, which focuses on which parts of the female brain fire during what activities, and on the effects of hormones like progesterone,…Continue
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I cannot express enough how fascinated I was with your books. The summer of 2011 will forever be coined 'the summer of the female brain' according to my boyfriend. It was all I quoted to him the entire season. I drove him crazy, although I think he secretly enjoyed it as well. :)
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(CNN) -- As the song goes: "Summer lovin', had me a blast."
But for dads with daughters who are falling in love for the first time, it might be anything but a blast. Unless that KABOOM! is the sound of Dad's heart exploding in sadness.…Continue
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From the New Scientist 2012: The sexes may be more alike than we thought. A startling new theory says that some of the disparities between our brains may be there to make us act the same
SEVERAL years ago, the car I was driving was rear-ended by another at a stop sign. No one was hurt, but my passenger and I had to wait around to give a statement to the local police. Later on I asked my companion if he had noticed that the officer addressed most of the questions to him, even though…
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After orienting 300,000+ rookie dads-to-be over 22 years in Daddy Boot Camp, with 50,000+ veterans assisting (the real experts on new dads - rookies who return with their 3-6 month old babies), reading The Female Brain and The Male Brain was amazing. It helped explain the core issues faced by new dads, did so without spinning the results in terms of gender neutrality (i.e., men bring nothing unique to the table as dads), and opened the door to us rational men "fixing the problems"…Continue
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So does it all get better once you hit menopause? I am turning 54 next month and have not a period since last April. I've been suffering through peri menopausal symptoms since I was 40. But as it turned out, those paled in comparison to what started up when I turned 50.
Since then, I seem to have every menopausal symptom in the book, from flashes to night sweats, insomnia, low mood, low energy, low motivation, zero libido and irritability.
The cognitive effects are the worst…
What do you think of the traditional convention of giving children the father's last name? In recent years, I've noticed more and more couples giving their children both parents' last names connected by a hyphen. While hyphenating is one great option, there seems to be few instances of children being given the mother's last name, while married or as a single parent. Any opinions on this?
In Dr. Brizendine's The Female Brain and The Male Brain, there are dedications in the beginning…Continue
In 'The Female Brain' you give the pronunciation for androstenedione on p.54 and p.87. Page 87 is different from page 54. Which is the most common pronunciation? Thank you for the books. I wish they had been around 40 years ago,but in all likelihood I certainly wouldn't have read them then. I'm just starting 'The Male Brain' now and am curious to discover why I am the way I am.
"Nine years ago, after a lifetime of mood swings and temper tantrums, I found myself considering the possibility of steering my wheel hard to the right and hurtling off the Golden Gate Bridge. The thought was something more than idle, less than concrete, and though I managed to make it across safely, I was so shaken by the experience that I called a psychiatrist.". more...…Continue
This is very personal, but at 16 I was brutally attacked and raped. My parents chose to ignore the event and told me I'd get over it. No therapy was offered, no talk of it was allowed. AFter that, I stopped being a good student, became a pot smoking bad girl, and my parents still said nothing. I believe that my brain chemistry was altered not only by the attack but more by how my family neglected to support me. It took me nearly 35 years to return to what I consider my real, authentic self.…Continue
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I am reading the Female Brain and got to the chapter on the teen girl brain, and found there were parts in there that identified me. I am 47 years old and have been in the midst of perimenopause, and probably menopause now with a whole bunch of questions roaming through my brain daily.
The one area that is of grave concern to me is that hormonal fluctuation that continues to plague me.
When I read the chapter about the PMDD I said bingo that has been me all my life! It seems to…Continue