Monthly Archives: May 2012

For all the Returning College Freshmen:

Affirmations only happen once you are already successful: Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I just completed my freshman year away at art school.  I loved it. I did well and all was great. Now I am home and it is a … Continue reading

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Can you come out to play?

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; Back when I was first divorced, I wanted to find a new relationship more than anything in the world. I dated an actor for about 4 years who loved playing the role of my boyfriend but ultimately … Continue reading

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Miss Diagnosed

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My best friend struggles. Since HS, her grades have dropped she has become isolated and anxious. She avoids me and just about everything else. She’s lost a ton of weight, in fact I rarely see her … Continue reading

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Addendum to how antidepressents work:

Recent work in the field of mental health has shown that the chemical imbalance theory of mental illness that prevailed the last 10 years was wrong. It has also been shown that the brain is not fixed but fluid. It … Continue reading

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Controlling nice boyfriend:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My daughter suffers from some chronic conditions physical and emotional but her fiancé is against her being on any medication whatsoever. He has promised to take care of her and he gives her 27 supplements every … Continue reading

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If I marry I want it to last forever:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My parents are divorced. Most of my friend’s parents are divorced. If I marry I want it to last forever! Otherwise why bother?  I read that 60% of all marriages fail. With second marriages the statistics … Continue reading

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