[<< wikiquote] Frank Pittman
Frank Smith Pittman, III, M.D. (1935 – November 24, 2012) was an American psychiatrist and author. He wrote a regular column, Ask Dr. Frank, which appeared in Psychology Today.


== Quotes ==


=== Man Enough (1993) ===
As boys without bonds to their fathers grow older and more desperate about their masculinity, they are in danger of forming gangs in which they strut their masculinity for one another, often overdo it, and sometimes turn to displays of fierce, macho bravado and even violence.
Ch. 5.But after the intimacy-inducing rituals of puberty, boys who would be men are told we must go it alone, we must achieve our heroism as the Lone Ranger, we must see the other men as threats to our masculine mastery, as objects of competition.
Ch. 8.If fathers who fear fathering and run away from it could only see how little fathering is enough. Mostly, the father just needs to be there.
Ch. 6.


=== How to Manage Mom and Dad (November/December 1994) ===
Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's system of values for a new age.
In considering the ledger equal, understand the greatest gift you have given your parents is the opportunity to raise you. The things a child gets from parents can't compare to the things a parent gets from raising a child. Only by experiencing this can you understand the degree to which children give meaning to parents' lives.


== External links ==

An Interview with Frank Pittman, MD, by Victor Yalom, PhD, Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, 2000
Infidelity Comes Out of the Closet, New York Times, April 29, 1999
Infidelity reaches beyond having sex, By Karen S. Peterson, USA Today, 1/8/2003
Dear Ann: Thanks for 47 years of advice, USA Today, 06/23/2002
Marriage experts converge here; top tip is don't split, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 06/21/06
Search for a soul mate, or love the one you're with?, 5/28/2003, USA Today
Study: Divorce, living together new norms, USA Today
Why men drag their feet down the aisle, 06/26/2002, USA Today
Cohabiting can make marriage an iffy proposition, Even married, men may still feel less committed, July 8, 2002, USA Today
Work & Family: Couples separate checking accounts, The Wall Street Journal, February 24, 2005