Tag Archives: expectations

Be kind not Nice:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I have been dating a woman, Sara, for about 2 months. We talked about our past relationships and I gathered that her last one wasn’t a good experience. In her eyes, the guy was “abusive.” She … Continue reading

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Teenagers can be Entitled and parasitic:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I can anticipate your response, but I really need to vent these feelings. I am an artist, age 16, and I have already been in shows in three galleries. I really have a sense of direction … Continue reading

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Every man wants to sleep with every attractive woman he’s near:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I was having lunch with Stan, a male coworker and casual friend, and the waiter was very nice to me. I thought nothing of it, but Stan said, after we left, “that guy was drooling over … Continue reading

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My wife annoys me:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché: My wife is a good person but she annoys me. Here’s one example. She is always doing her part to save the earth. This means following the “green” trends. Because cow farming is deforesting the earth … Continue reading

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Young and stupid, old and rainbows:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; When I was young and stupid, I used to jump into relationships with no forethought whatsoever. Some guy would be drawn to me, the usual pick-up lines would be spoken, and I often ended up getting … Continue reading

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Chivalrous man

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliche, I read your blog regarding the “chivalrous man,” and the comments that were left. I wanted to write because I ran this scenario by two women, who both thought the guy was an idiot. Most of … 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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Enabling is not love:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I have been taking care of my sister’s kids since they were taken from her due to neglect. When I first got them they were allergic to things like structure, expectations, or discipline.  My therapist told … Continue reading

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Post-divorce boundaries:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, Even if we fall out of love it does not change the fact that bonds do form over the years, although they can be distinctly different than the ones we started with. Therefore, can you still … Continue reading

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Can we trade children?

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I was ready to trade my own child in for my friend’s 8 year old. When this other little girl is with us she is charming, courteous, engaging, obedient and just an absolute pleasure to have … Continue reading

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