About Dr. Ed Reitman
E. Edward Reitman, or “Dr. Ed”, as he is affectionately referred to by many of his patients, has been a practicing clinical psychologist for over 40 years. He has not only maintained a large, successful private practice, but is well known in Houston, Texas (the fourth largest city in the U.S.) As a media personality, he is frequently asked by the major network television stations to comment on the psychological implications and effects of current news events, both on the community and on individuals alike. Click here to read more...


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Recent article from 8/27/2014
Do Women Get Meaner As They Get Older?
I recently saw a man in therapy who said, “Doc, I want to get your opinion. Do women get meaner and more aggressive as they get older?” I hesitated a bit and said, “You know, no one ever posed that question to me before. But, after you asked, a myriad of thoughts went through my mind, most of which led me to say yes. Let me share some of my thoughts.” Before I could start, he said, “I already have one notion about it. I think that as they get older, they feel as though they’ve lost the edge they previously had in their interactions with men, because earlier in life, their sense of adequacy came from the fact that they were young, attractive and had firm bodies. As a result, they could easily manipulate men. But, with age, their hard bodies disappeared and some wrinkles appeared. Even if they’re still attractive, their sense of youthfulness is gone, so in order not to feel weak, they get mean and aggressive. I’ve seen that happen in lots of my friends’ marriages. Early on, the man ran the show but over time, the roles reversed.”Click here to read the rest of the article
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