Tag Archives: religion

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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I feel dirty initiating sex with my husband:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I have been trying to do little things to spice up my marriage lately- after reading an article in Cosmopolitan about straying husbands, I decided I should make a preemptive strike, and put more effort into … Continue reading

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Armageddon what a party:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, Do you think that the profit from catastrophic news actually fuels the occurrence of other catastrophes? For example- school shooters get widespread attention in headline news… and the woman who killed her boyfriend sold the movie … Continue reading

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Life sucks (for many):

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I was doing a workshop at a library in a very poor section of town today. A little girl was there and I got to talking with her father in the hall while the kids were … Continue reading

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Medicating human suffering:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My friend is in a bad way. Her marriage has not been going to well and now her mother is dying of cancer. She is not taking it all well and she went to see a … Continue reading

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On open Marriages:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, If two mature consenting adults choose to have an open marriage can it last and work out long term? Considering Options Dear Considering, In general, the answer is NO. Human relationships are complicated enough. What makes … 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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Should I finance your suicide?

Dear Dr. brilliant Cliché I work for an insurance company and my job is to approve the allocation of funds for costly procedures. This came across my desk today and although I had to approve it, it just gets my … Continue reading

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Unhappiness after doing the right thing!

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I’ve been reading these comments on “Tree”, the guy who wanted to find meaning in his life after years of being the silently suffering dutiful husband. I feel for him. I can see myself there. I … Continue reading

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Faith does not mean blind:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché,  At church this Sunday the sermon was on how God manifests though other people and your relationships with them. The idea was that we should always have faith in others and try to establish rapport. However, … Continue reading

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