Tag Archives: intent

How does one find the right person to date?

Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I know that you regularly address various issues related to the pitfalls and obstacles of dating. I have a question for you- what about when the person looking to date has been diagnosed with mental health issues? … Continue reading

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Nice is cultural

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I work with a guy named Tony who is manipulative in an annoying subtle way that goes up my butt sideways. For instance, if he is offered some coffee and doesn’t want it, he won’t tell … Continue reading

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Don’t mind me, I am processing:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I have been married going on 14 years but my wife and I argue a lot.  My wife holds things in until she is absolutely clear about what she wants to say then she lets me … Continue reading

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If I were you:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; It is so obvious to me what my friend is doing to ruin her life. But it doesn’t matter what I say, nothing ever changes. It’s not like she is even resisting my comments- she agrees! … Continue reading

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Banging my invisible drum

Dear Dr. brilliant Cliché, He swaggered into the room, his lankly legs clad in tight frosted jeans with spotless high-top sneakers. His streaked hair covered his kohl lined eyes. This man was obviously gay! Maybe it was his purse?  His … Continue reading

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The three faces of nature:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My husband could be brilliant. He could be productive. He isn’t. I think he is scared of himself. He says everything he touches falls to shit. I think that’s his excuse for doing nothing except smoking … Continue reading

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Nudity within a family:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché,  A week ago my mother, during a visit, asked me if my wife was still showering/bathing with our 5 1/2 year old son. In fact, she is, about twice a week as is convenient or timely. … Continue reading

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To Stay or Go (or Wise Love):

Dear Dr Brilliant Cliché, In reference to your The One love Essay: I would love to hear more about how wise love develops through hate and disappointment as well as good feelings. E.A. Dear E, There is a line in … Continue reading

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Rules of change:

Dear Dr. Brilliant; 
 I live in an especially depressed State in our generally bad USA economic times. Many of the people I know have lost their jobs and can’t find new work.
One guy in particular seems to go on … Continue reading

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Mid life crisis

Dr. Brilliant Cliché, Why is it that so many older men seem to do idiotic and damaging crap and then blame it on “mid life crisis”? I’ve seldom heard of a woman turn 40, run out, buy a Porsche and … Continue reading

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