Tag Archives: self-respect

My Brothers an ASS:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché; My brother has lots of problems, but he doesn’t realize that the real problem is HIM. He doesn’t have it bad, and he’s had a good education and opportunities. But he has this attitude that has ripped … Continue reading

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Enabling is not love:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I have been taking care of my sister’s kids since they were taken from her due to neglect. When I first got them they were allergic to things like structure, expectations, or discipline.  My therapist told … Continue reading

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Mission impossible:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My parents have sent me to a therapist. OK, maybe I’m “disrespectful, condescending and critical”, but I don’t think I need therapy. They need therapy more than I do, my Dad thinks I don’t notice how … Continue reading

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Over the top controlling everybody’s lives to protect my family from all evil doings: or super heroes create chaos:

Hi Dr. Brilliant Cliché; Since I have become a father my life’s purpose has been to make all the correct decisions for my children’s well being. Now that my son is six and my daughter is eleven, I realize I … Continue reading

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Be happy in their being happy;

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché;  I am not a tolerant person. I will admit it. When someone is playing music with the bass turned up too loud and it’s making my teeth rattle, I walk over and ask them to turn it … 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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Bullying of women

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I work as the only woman on a labor team with 8 male coworkers. I like my job and am good it but I am not as naturally strong as my male peers. No one at … Continue reading

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Can we trade children?

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, I was ready to trade my own child in for my friend’s 8 year old. When this other little girl is with us she is charming, courteous, engaging, obedient and just an absolute pleasure to have … Continue reading

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Why absolute honesty is disrespectful:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, My best friend is a girl that I have known and hung out with daily for the last two years. About 4 months ago we took it to the next level and since then things seemed … Continue reading

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In laws and disrespect:

Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché, What are your thoughts on these extra familial relations?  My husband’s brother in law is very difficult to get along with.  You go over to his home and he  doesn’t acknowledge your arrival, no greeting, no … Continue reading

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