Tag Archives: love

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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Always on Call for them and not for me:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I work in a profession where long hours and unexpected emergencies are par for the course. My wife knew this when we got married; in fact I think that the fact that I was a good … Continue reading

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Age is relative and not related to ones relatives:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I have been the odd man out for the holidays for the last seven years. All of my friends are married by now, some of them even have kids, and I am now in my mid-50’s … Continue reading

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Environment matters:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My adult nephew suffers from mental illness but after 35 years he has done well in his coping. He has taken some responsibility for his behavior and the consequences of his actions on others around him, … Continue reading

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All people are a cliché:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I am not sure if it is a problem but my situation just feels weird sometimes. I have been married for over 15 years and my wife can finish my thoughts before I can even formulate … 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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Romance is often just looking into the mirror:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, A friend and I have been having this ongoing conversation: what makes a good marriage? He says marriage is a contract and a partnership built on mutual intent, and requires a plan. I say that marriage … Continue reading

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Happiness is not the opposite of depression:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I am not happy. I don’t know if I was born unhappy or it came about as a result of growing up in an alcoholic family where you just never knew what was about to happen … Continue reading

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He has another wife and another life:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I just discovered that my husband is, and has been, involved for quite some time with a woman in another city. He travels for business and spends at least a third of the year in Venezuela … 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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