Tag Archives: death

Don’t tell mom

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I was just diagnosed with stage two melanoma. I think I’m going to be OK, and I’m fully insured, so as far as my personal trauma from this, I am managing. The question I am torn … 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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My dad is dead despite him being alive:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; Right now, I really need some understanding from my best friend, Amy, and she is making things worse. My father has Alzheimer’s. He’s been getting slowly worse for the last year and his doctor tells me … Continue reading

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Euthanasia and genocide

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché I raise horses and my dad just suffered a massive heart attack. He is in hospice but clearly he is suffering. I would never allow one of my horses to persist in this condition. Why must … Continue reading

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Fear after loss makes for an abusive partner:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I can’t remember a time when my husband and I weren’t together. I know it sounds like a cliché, but we were childhood sweethearts, went to college together and then got married. We had our ups … Continue reading

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Medicating human suffering:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My friend is in a bad way. Her marriage has not been going to well and now her mother is dying of cancer. She is not taking it all well and she went to see a … Continue reading

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Should I finance your suicide?

Dear Dr. brilliant Cliché I work for an insurance company and my job is to approve the allocation of funds for costly procedures. This came across my desk today and although I had to approve it, it just gets my … Continue reading

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There are no medications for grief

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My 15 year old niece who now lives with me lost her mother one year ago. As my sister was a single mom and had no other children they were very close. Prior to her mom’s … Continue reading

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Video Death and mayhem:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I am deeply alarmed at the sheer number of shootings, most recently at that elementary school in Ct, that have sprung up like a ballistic plague in our country. I was researching to try to see if … Continue reading

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His pain is my pain:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My husband was injured at work and since has been unable to work. He now sufferers constant pain. Medications help a bit, but also leave him listless. This has been going on for what seems like … Continue reading

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