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Frank Pittman, M.D.
Born 1935
United States
Died November 24, 2012
Atlanta, Georgia
Residence Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
Fields psychiatry, psychology, family therapy, psychotherapy, relationship education
Known for Private Lies: Infidelity and Betrayal of Intimacy
Man Enough: Fathers, Sons and the Search for Masculinity

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.
Frank Pittman
Men who have been raised violently have every reason to believe it is appropriate for them to control others through violence; they feel no compunction over being violent to women, children, and one another.
Frank Pittman
Fathering makes a man, whatever his standing in the eyes of the world, feel strong and good and important, just as he makes his child feel loved and valued.
Frank Pittman
Parents can make us distrust ourselves. To them, we seem always to be works-in-progress.
Frank Pittman
A man doesn't have to have all the answers; children will teach him how to parent them, and in the process will teach him everything he needs to know about life.
Frank Pittman
No one, however powerful and successful, can function as an adult if his parents are not satisfied with him.
Frank Pittman
We know how powerful our mother was when we were little, but is our wife that powerful to us now? Must we relive our great deed of escape from Mama with every other woman in our life?
Frank Pittman
Why do otherwise sane, competent, strong men, men who can wrestle bears or raid corporations, shrink away in horror at the thought of washing a dish or changing a diaper?
Frank Pittman
A boy is not free to find a partner of his own as long as he must be the partner to his mother.
Frank Pittman