What Happened To The Men's Movement?*

An Interview with Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. The following is an interview with Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Men’s Center Los Angeles conducted in May of 1994 by Ellis Cose, a contributing editor for Newsweek Magazine. This interview was included in Mr. Cose’s book, A Man’s World: How Real Is Male Privilege

What Your Marriage Needs to Survive

By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. Even stellar relationships lose their spark over time. Here are the ingredients of a lasting, fruitful partnership, and techniques for weathering the stormy periods. Joy, passion, great sex: when a couple heads into marriage, this is what they have in mind. Of course they want their relationship to last—but without

What’s the Best Way to Deal with a Bully?

Many school age children feel that they are misfits and simply don’t fit in with the “in-group” or even the general population of their peers.  Kids that are perceived as weird or different can become the target of bullies and become vulnerable to depression, anxiety and the threat of suicide.  A 2005 Harris poll found

When Depression Turns to Anger

 Published in Whole Life Times, August 1998, pp.26 The other night my 18-year-old son and I drove to the video store to return a couple of movies. As we were leaving the store, we witnessed a brewing confrontation between two men. The larger of the two was standing by his parked car unleashing a torrent

Who Will Initiate Our Boys into Manhood?

As published in Paradigm Magazine — Spring 2004 The current generation is not the first or even the last generation to experience a separation between fathers and sons. It was as normal for fathers to be out of the house for stretches of time in the past as it is today. However, in the past

Why Men Fall for Dangerous Relationships

The life of a good man is a continual warfare with his passions. -Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) British novelist I recall being in a theatre, watching the hit movie of 1987, Fatal Attraction, about a married attorney (played by Michael Douglas) who has a fling with a work colleague (Glenn Close), and when he later tries