Tag Archives: domestic violence

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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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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Sexuality is just adult play:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My friend Doreen was sexually abused as a child. I think she’s come to terms with it, but we discuss very private aspects of our lives and I know that before therapy, she went through some … Continue reading

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Bullying of women

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I work as the only woman on a labor team with 8 male coworkers. I like my job and am good it but I am not as naturally strong as my male peers. No one at … 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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Journey through the sea of cultural dysfunction:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I watched The Burning Bed and I know how to recognize an abusive relationship in the extreme. But I am having a problem with my own situation and, as with most issues in real life, it … Continue reading

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Bullying will not go away:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché;  I’ve been seeing so many articles recently about bullying in schools- and today, in the news, I saw a story that was very disturbing.  Apparently, a nine year old girl died from a blood clot on … Continue reading

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Parasite from the planet Me

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, The reality show of our family Thanksgiving is over and I was left pondering an ethical dilemma around one of my more colorful family members; my brother in law, the Parasite From Planet Me. Every two … 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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