Tag Archives: balance

Hero’s narcissism:

  Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My niece Lara  is 15 and I’m concerned. My sister, Lara’s mom, is proud of her and just shakes her head when Lara gets upset because she got an A- on her report card instead … Continue reading

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The other half of co-dependence:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My therapist told me to find a book on co-dependence so today I visited the Sober Camel, an AA book store. My last two husbands were alcoholics and my therapist is trying to prevent me from … Continue reading

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Nice vs. Kind splainin:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I read your recent blog on the difference between “nice” and “kind.” I wonder if you could explain this further. It seems like there’s an important point here and I would like to make sure I … Continue reading

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RED

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My cousin Donna is a painter and seems to have applied her artistry to her own view of herself as well. As she explains it: ” I suffer from a philosophical melancholy and yearn for the … Continue reading

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To be significant one must first embrace their insignificance:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I read the book, The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, and one scene in particular sticks in my mind. Two men are flying in a plane high over the earth, looking down and musing that … Continue reading

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How does one find the right person to date?

Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I know that you regularly address various issues related to the pitfalls and obstacles of dating. I have a question for you- what about when the person looking to date has been diagnosed with mental health issues? … Continue reading

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Be happy in their being happy;

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché;  I am not a tolerant person. I will admit it. When someone is playing music with the bass turned up too loud and it’s making my teeth rattle, I walk over and ask them to turn it … 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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The first step

Dear Dr. Brilliant cliché,  Here’s a problem I have with the twelve step program, and I’d like your opinion. Why must I declare powerlessness? I am an alcoholic. I have been trying my whole life not to be powerless toward … Continue reading

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My marijuana is better than your Antidepressant:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I have been smoking marijuana daily for the last three years starting around fourteen years old. Previous to that my life was hell.  My dad smokes medical marijuana when he’s not beating on my mom or … Continue reading

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