Tag Archives: self esteem

Black sheep?

For the last few years Susan (made up name) has been justifying her bad decisions and self loathing by being the black sheep of her family. She compared herself to her successful sister in medical school where she dropped out … Continue reading

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Two hearts beating as one

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, How do you not lose your identity when you marry? I feel as if I have become my partner! After 20 years of marriage, and giving up my career to be a stay at home mommy, … Continue reading

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The other half of co-dependence:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My therapist told me to find a book on co-dependence so today I visited the Sober Camel, an AA book store. My last two husbands were alcoholics and my therapist is trying to prevent me from … Continue reading

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Nudity would be a public service:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I like to watch French and Italian foreign films, despite my difficulty in reading the subtitles, because there is something about the attitude they take towards life that makes me feel better about myself. I’ve been … 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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His EX is so ugly I no longer desire my boyfriend:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I’ve been seeing Richard for about a year. We have common interests and I find him attractive. We have had a lot of good talks about our past relationships because we both had been hurt and … Continue reading

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The price of art:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My daughter is just out of college with a degree in fine arts and beginning to work in her chosen field. She is uncomfortable with her skill set and doesn’t know how to price herself. She … Continue reading

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Breast augmentation for his birthday

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My boyfriend is a breast man. He loves boobs. As such I was thinking of surprising him and getting implants. He never asked me to and he says he loves the way I look. But I … 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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Napoleon was short:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; I’m about 5’3″, petite, cute and young looking for my age. I know that none of this seems like a liability, but I’d just like to say a few things to the rest of the world. … Continue reading

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