Tag Archives: boundaries

Stay or go aren’t always the only choices

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliche; When I met Lianna, I thought she was amazing. She was as beautiful as a model and extremely well-spoken. She worked in PR at my company. She came after me, for some reason, and at first … Continue reading

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The price of art:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My daughter is just out of college with a degree in fine arts and beginning to work in her chosen field. She is uncomfortable with her skill set and doesn’t know how to price herself. She … Continue reading

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My Boyfriend LIKES girls:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I love my boyfriend. He is a great guy. The only problem is he LIKES girls. No he isn’t cheating but when he isn’t with me he is always surrounded by and talking to other girls. … Continue reading

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Arguing or volunteering can be like blowing smoke:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I was listening to my 18 year old daughter hand me a list of excuses as to why she didn’t clean her room, and getting ready to argue, when I had a profound realization- arguing with … Continue reading

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Pippi Long Stocking did it:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I am a seventeen year old girl and I have a problem. I am being bullied at school because the other kids think I am stuck up. It’s not as if I am being threatened with … Continue reading

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Respect and chivalry do not always go hand in hand:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I just have to share this and ask what you think. A male friend, Dan, stopped by here today and we went for a walk. As we were getting ready to cross a street, and were … Continue reading

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Nice is cultural

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I work with a guy named Tony who is manipulative in an annoying subtle way that goes up my butt sideways. For instance, if he is offered some coffee and doesn’t want it, he won’t tell … Continue reading

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Them or Me:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My niece is a beautiful and smart young lady but also very anxious. I think it is because she goes out of her way to please everyone and in doing so I think she forgets to … Continue reading

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One type of love per relationship:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I met this guy at a party and he seemed really great- lots of fun, adventuresome, sense of humor. But when we began dating I began to be put off by the way he seemed to … Continue reading

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You can’t possess me:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; There was a question brought to you a week or so ago by a woman who had a male friend she preferred to remain platonic with, while he had other ideas. You gave her some good … Continue reading

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