Tag Archives: friendship

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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Be Gracious, it not worth your sweat to fret:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I worked for 10 years at a company that offered a good salary and benefits. When the recession hit, both myself and many of my friends were laid off due to budget cuts. It’s been several … 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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Hero’s narcissism:

  Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My niece Lara  is 15 and I’m concerned. My sister, Lara’s mom, is proud of her and just shakes her head when Lara gets upset because she got an A- on her report card instead … 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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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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Childhood lost love:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; When I tell this story to other people, they say, “oh, grow up!” But I am hoping you can give me perspective on it. When I was a kid, I was in love with the little … Continue reading

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My Boyfriend LIKES girls:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I love my boyfriend. He is a great guy. The only problem is he LIKES girls. No he isn’t cheating but when he isn’t with me he is always surrounded by and talking to other girls. … Continue reading

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Relationship games are exhausting:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, A friend of mine only wants to date guys with washboard abs. Of course they have all been losers! Her current flame is 37, living at home with his mother and doesn’t work. He wants life … Continue reading

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The Innocent Bystander?

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I work at an advertising agency and our head designer quit; now they are interviewing new artists for the job. My boss seems to be leaning towards this guy named Mike, who is very qualified if … Continue reading

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