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How Can I Be Strong During Therapy So It Doesn’t Prevent Me From Functioning?

Reader Scared Of Therapy writes, I am a 32year old, happily married, mother of two boys (5 and 7months). My Mum is an orphan, was raised in an orphanage. She suffered sexual, emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her caregivers and didn’t escape the system until she was …

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The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington

Getting enough sleep is integral to emotional and mental health, which is why I discuss it frequently with clients.  Finally, there is a book that discusses all of the benefits of sleep, as well as the risks inherent in being chronically sleep-deprived.  Arianna Huffington’s new book, The Sleep Revolution, was sent to …

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The Bachelorette, Episode 1 Recap: Against All Odds, Jojo Likes Pro Athletes

We open with a recap of how Jojo, the new Bachelorette, was rejected by Beneric last season, and how she is now ready to find a new guy, because let’s be real, she’s hot and her 15 minutes of fame just got quadrupled by the network and who’s Beneric again? …

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How Do I Recover From The Breakup Of A Toxic Relationship?

Reader Emotionally Exhausted writes, I need advice on moving forward after a toxic and controlling relationship. While I know that the recent break up was in my best interest, reasoning that things are for the better outside of the relationship doesn’t seem to be mending the hurt. I met my …

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My Fiance Has a Negative View Of Women And Marriage

Reader Engaged To A Cynic writes, I’m really struggling with something with my fiance and I’d like your input because I appreciate your no BS style. My fiance has been screwed more than once by women and harbors very jaded views in regards to love, marriage and kids. Small back story. …

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Advil Can Help With The Pain Of Arthritis

I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Advil®. I received compensation for this post. All opinions stated are my own. I have many clients who suffer from painful diseases like arthritis.  I am a big proponent of using whatever tools you need to get through painful flare-ups so …

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Daughter Is On Drugs And My Husband Won’t Welcome Her Into Our Home

Reader Trying To Be There writes, My daughter is now almost 21 and lives with her boyfriend at his mom’s home. She has struggled with mental health and addiction issues since the 7thgrade. She found heroin 8 months ago. I kicked her out back in October, after coming home from a …

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My Wife Prefers Her Vibrator To Sex With Me

Reader Ousted By Vibrator writes, Help, my wife is replacing me with plastic!  To start, my wife is constantly absorbed in her phone. Whenever she is at home, she either has her nose buried in the phone or she has her headphones in listening to a podcast. It’s to the point …

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I’m Dating a Married Man, Am I Going To Get Hurt?

Reader You Know What I’m Going To Say writes: Help!!! After a 30 year marriage where I was the breadwinner, I finally left.  For 5 years I remained busy, happy, and alone.  Then I met Ben.  Bang, love at first sight.  It was 15 months of heaven, joy, laughter, companionship, sex was …

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I Don’t Like My Five Year Old

Reader Don’t Like Daughter writes: I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your posts. I have a question I can’t ask anyone for fear of harsh judgement and questioning the state of my soul. Yikes! Here it goes: I don’t know if I like my 5 year old daughter. …

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My Mom Acts Like A Toddler

Reader Enabling Daughter writes, I am 41, married, with no children.  Only it feels like I have a toddler. I call her Mom, she is 63. Four years ago I answered a call for help from my mother’s therapist.  Mom was 88lbs and her husband refused to buy the nutritional supplement …

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My Father Criticizes My Mom’s Body And Now He’s Turning On Me Too

Reader Hate My House writes, This problem has been around since I was a child. My parents fight constantly, sometimes it becomes frightening and there have been occasions where someone has gotten hurt. They always fight about my mother’s weight. When I was 5 they divorced because she weighed over …

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Calendula

John's comment provoked me to respond. The section wherein he addresses our judgement from other females is "just a chick thing" and therefore minimized. Hell yes, we are wired differently!…

Carolyn

Holy moley! My daughter started this a few weeks ago and I freaked out. I didn't know where to start. Who to ask. Or how to ask. So thankful for…

Samantha Rodman

this one may help: http://www.drpsychmom.com/2015/10/01/still-in-love-with-my-ex-but-engaged-to-a-different-man/

Nik

Hi. I am scheduled to be married in a few months but my coworker is in love with me. We clicked every since the first day we met. We understand…

Jamie

It may also be that the wife is a sex or love addict and currently acting out online. If so, she may have replaced sex with her spouse with fantasy…


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