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Alison Armstrong a nationally known educator and expert on understanding men, is the CEO and co-founder of PAX Programs. She is the designer of the widely acclaimed Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women workshop, as well as other programs, including the Amazing Development of Men and the In Sync with the Opposite Sex CD series. She is also the author of Making Sense of Men: A Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Love, Care and Attention from All Men, Keys to the Kingdom, and the upcoming The Belated Education of Adam and Eve and Transforming the Frog Farmer. She is the mother of three and resides near Pasadena, California. (

the interview

After I got divorced, I felt like the Rip Van Winkle of dating. I could not believe how different everything was in the dating world and began writing about my experiences. When I received an email about a free seminar from PAX Programs introducing their Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women workshop, I decided to check it out. Alison was the speaker and facilitator, and I was amazed at what I was hearing. I realized that by promoting peace within relation ships between men and women—the company is called PAX, after all—peace could spread more widely into society. Ending the war of the sexes might not end all wars, but it’s a start. I took a few of the workshops and was fortunate to have Alison as a teacher, so I asked her if she would be interested in sharing her epiphany. We conducted our interview on the phone several months later.