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There is a popular saying that ought to be at the top of every parent’s list of helpful advice:  Kids don’t do what you SAY, they do what you DO.  What’s so hard about understanding that?  Why do so many parents want me to “fix” their kids but they won’t take a really good look […]

Most of my clients know about my husband, “Mr. Grump”. I wish I could say he is the only one in my circle of family and friends who has a negative opinion about life in general. Get a bunch of them together and pretty soon the world is circling the toilet. Even though they might […]

Most of my clients know about the recent conflict I had with my landlord about the heating and AC.  They’re also VERY aware of the fact that it was 50 degrees in the waiting room all winter and it was getting up to 90 degrees in there just recently.   Now I could keep my […]

I seldom say anything that I regret because I m just such a quiet, retiring person, so loathe to stir things up or to make my opinions known. NOT! No one who really knows me would buy that line for a second. When asked to describe me, my friends – and these are my FRIENDS, […]

I tell my clients all the time not to worry so much about what other people think of them. First you have to consider the source. Your abusive, generally absent father told you that you would never amount to anything. Now that you’re grown and know what a good father is, do you REALLY care […]

If you read last weeks blog (and I KNOW you did) you learned about the struggles some of my clients have with moral issues. Turn about is fair play, so here’s a dilemma I deal with. I’ve been seeing a client for several months and she’s made terrific progress. She’s handling her emotions well, she’s […]

Lots of my clients struggle with ethical dilemmas. Here are some examples. Your father abused you as a child, abandoned the family and never bothered to support you. Now he’s in ill health and calls asking for your help. Waddaya do? You’ve spent years nursing your mother through her last illness while your siblings did […]

DISCLAIMER:  I just want to state for the record that my daughters-in-law are wonderful women and great mothers and I love them both dearly.  This column is not about them.  It’s about me.  As usual. When I had sons I never really thought about the fact that I would some day have daughters-in-law.  Worse than […]

  God bless technology!  Never before have so many people had the power to so thoroughly upset so many of their friends and relatives so very quickly!  Just like the advent of cell phones has forever changed the dynamics of dating and marriage, FaceBook has made the navigation of all relationships just that much more […]

Look, I already get up at 5:30 every morning.  I take a two-mile walk, bathe, get dressed, have breakfast while reading the paper and am in my office by 8:00 a.m.  IS THAT NOT EARLY ENOUGH!?!?  Now I have to get up at what amounts to 4:30 a.m.  THAT’S INSANE!!!  Why can’t the government just […]