Tag Archives: codependent

Black sheep?

For the last few years Susan (made up name) has been justifying her bad decisions and self loathing by being the black sheep of her family. She compared herself to her successful sister in medical school where she dropped out … Continue reading

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Eyes wide shut:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, When I look at many of my friend’s relationships, I see woman staying in horrible relationships because they believe that in some way they will change their partner’s abusive behavior. They all seem to think that … Continue reading

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Codependent and the 3 bears:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I am a graphic designer for a small agency. It is my job to handle the computer files and graphics, but for any job, there are usually several other professionals that need to also be called … Continue reading

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Domestic violence and frogs:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, A few years ago when my ex was at his most abusive, we were living in a place where right next door there was a woman’s domestic violence support group. The thought never entered my head … Continue reading

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Evolution vs. Creationism:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I would leave my husband in a heartbeat if it wasn’t for the kids. How can I take their father away from them? Also I would feel guilty as he has been sickly too. He takes … Continue reading

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I just don’t’ Feel it

I just don’t’ Feel it: Dear Dr. Brilliant cliché, Why don’t I like the nice guys? My current boyfriend is all that I could ask for. He treats me well. I trust him. He respects me; but the spark just … Continue reading

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