Monthly Archives: November 2012

Often one has to feel worse before you can be better:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; Do you think it is possible for people who have messed up coping skills and negative behavior patterns to change on their own? My cousin was a chain smoking, coffee swilling, abrasive butthead and no one … Continue reading

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My Brothers an ASS:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My brother has lots of problems, but he doesn’t realize that the real problem is HIM. He doesn’t have it bad, and he’s had a good education and opportunities. But he has this attitude that has ripped … Continue reading

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She jumped the traditions but maintained the culture:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché: As soon as I was old enough I ran from my home. In my country woman are peons. There is no divorce. It is seen as a man’s right to have extramarital relations and a man … Continue reading

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Enabling is not love:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I have been taking care of my sister’s kids since they were taken from her due to neglect. When I first got them they were allergic to things like structure, expectations, or discipline.  My therapist told … Continue reading

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His pain is my pain:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My husband was injured at work and since has been unable to work. He now sufferers constant pain. Medications help a bit, but also leave him listless. This has been going on for what seems like … Continue reading

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