Tag Archives: codependence

A missed Good deed:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I was working with kids at a children’s hospital today. On the way out, I found myself standing next to a woman, waiting for an elevator in a deserted side hallway. The elevator took forever to … Continue reading

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All people are a cliché:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I am not sure if it is a problem but my situation just feels weird sometimes. I have been married for over 15 years and my wife can finish my thoughts before I can even formulate … Continue reading

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People can be mean:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I am having terrible luck with relationships and I don’t understand why.  I have heard that girls usually look for someone who resembles their father and this is why so many women from dysfunctional families with … Continue reading

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Jealousy isn’t a sign of love:

Dear Dr. brilliant Cliché, I am not sure if this is a problem but it does worry me a lot. My boyfriend never gets jealous over me. Not even the tiniest bit. I have never cheated on him but I’ve … Continue reading

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50 shades of the beast

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; Every time I turn on the TV, I am seeing scenes from Fifty Shades of Gray. I never thought I’d live to see the day that Hollywood was, essentially, promoting S&M. One thing I do find … Continue reading

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My perfect friend killed herself:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I’m graduating from high school next week and have a spot reserved at a good university in the fall. I should be feeling good, but I feel as if someone pulled the rug out from under … Continue reading

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Can’t I just slap her one?

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I am getting fed up with the whole “victim” thing women have going for themselves with domestic abuse. Yes, it’s a terrible thing to abuse anyone and no one should do it. But the situation is … 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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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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