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About Dr. Brilliant Cliché

Dr. Brilliant Cliché and the Granny Dr. are a fictional web presence and advice blog. Together we offer a joint perspective that is deep but not academic, entertaining but not fluff, and educated yet street smart. By joining the internet community we hope to share thoughts and stimulate insightful conversation around pressing issues that affect us all. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. (This is not a site for therapy nor does it intend to replace medical or other professional care. ) You can leave comments here or email The Dr. at dr.brilliantcliche@yahoo.com and don’t forget to like us on facebook. Our facebook page is Dr. Brilliant Cliche

Making Amends:

Dear Dr. Brilliant cliché, A friend of mine (best friend at the time)  fell off the wagon. He got into heroin and would say and do awful things then not remember he did them. The last straw was when he … Continue reading

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Higher power who?

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I recently admitted to being an alcoholic and I have reached out for help. But all I get is this “higher power” bullshit! I do not believe in god! Can’t anyone help me without forcing religion … Continue reading

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It is all a crap shoot:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I am 25 and thinking about getting married but the statistics are grim. What is the secret? Hopeful     Dear Hopeful, Before today I would have told you about mutual intent, goodness of fit, communication … Continue reading

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Passion is OK

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My 16 year old daughter is having some behavioral issues and hanging with what I would consider a poor crowed. I think she is confused. For example: Her closet is divided. On one side are Patriot … Continue reading

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None of this is my fault:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I am having a tough time especially as none of this is my fault; it was thrust upon me by my asshole ex husband. Things seemed to be fine until one day my now ex left … Continue reading

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The Law of Attraction is BS

  Proof that the “secret/law of attraction” is BS. I just saw a 24 year old who isn’t using protection but sexually active and her desire is not to get pregnant. The universe is about to disappoint her big time! … Continue reading

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The communication gap:

We all have heard of the generation gap, Miscommunication and misunderstanding due to differences in ones point of reference and pool of general knowledge, in this case caused by 10 or more year difference in age. Unfortunately in our country … Continue reading

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Why is life not like on TV?

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, Why aren’t relationships, marriage, and friendships, like on TV, I.E. Sex and the City, Golden Girls etc. Sad   Dear Sad, TV sets up for expectations that just are not reflected in reality. We are all … Continue reading

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Friend or Acquaintance?

A reader recently asked me to expound on the difference between an acquaintance and a friend as she finds in her adult life most people she feels are acquaintances not friends. She describes a friend as someone she would feel … Continue reading

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Furiously happy , why !

Life is interesting and complicated because reality is a duality. This means there can be no one Truth but instead many truths most of which are all true at the same time yet conflict. This is why we are in … Continue reading

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