Catless in Corona: Our pets all think we’ve lost our minds
Dear C and Dr. B; Not sure if you have any advice on this, but I didn’t know who to ask. I work a job that keeps me away from home for at least 10 hours a day. Since the COVID-19 lockdown, I am working from home all day long, every day. The problem is […]
Advice from the Trenches: Dealing with coronavirus anxiety
Dear C, As you’ve probably noticed, the entire world has suddenly gone to hell. I am feeling sick to my stomach. Every job I had for the spring has been cancelled. The reception for an art show I was supposed to have this week was cancelled. I am not sure what I am going to […]
Advice from the Trenches: Is it unethical to flash pics of your teen?
Dear C & Dr. B, We were at the gym when my husband showed the front desk a photo he had on his phone of our very beautiful teenage daughter in a bikini. He said, “She thinks she is not pretty! I ask you: isn’t she pretty?” I was somewhat mortified. According to him, I […]
Passion!: One reader is advised on whether to keep a career or pursue her art
Dear C and Dr. B; I’ve been teaching at inner city middle schools for a while now, but what I really want to do is art and music. The songs I write are my passion, and my art is inspired by people, by the real life social, economic and racial issues that are a part […]
Life Blows: Our advice columnists help a writer at her wits’ end
Dear C & Dr. B; It feels like there is a storm raging in my head. My entire life sucks. First, there was my mom who decided she was gay, then dumped my dad for an absolute monster of a woman to whom she devoted the rest of her life, while totally neglecting her first […]
It’s Not You, It’s Me: What’s to be done with Mr. Almost-Right?
Dear C and Dr. B; I’m dissatisfied with my relationship and something has to change, but I keep putting it off because I feel guilty. I am still trying to figure out if this is the right thing. I’m 26 and have been with my boyfriend, Steve, since I was 16. He is a great […]
Advice from the Trenches: One reader gets the shock of her life
Dear C and Dr. B; I got the shock of my life when I was sorting through some CDs and found one with text files I didn’t recognize. They looked like scripts, but one of the characters had my name, so I started to read and discovered these were “conversations” from an interactive cyber sex […]
Coronavirus Spread: Is this a disease of our own making?
The first case was reported back in December, in Hubei province. Since then, the Coronavirus has done a bit of traveling. Not only has it spread to nearly every administrative region in China – as of Jan. 23, Coronavirus cases were confirmed in China, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Vietnam — two cases […]
Advice from the Trenches: Are Vaccines Safe?
Dear C and Dr. B; The recent measles epidemic has turned my PTA group into a war zone. One of the anti-vaxxer parents is a nurse with three kids, and she hasn’t vaccinated any of them. The pro-V mothers are angry because they think the anti-vaxxers are endangering everyone. Not one person on either side […]
Advice from the Trenches: Mixed Medicine
Dear C and Dr. B; I just had an experience with my younger sister, Emma that scared the crap out of me. I don’t ever want it to happen again. First, I have to mention that Emma has been on psychiatric meds for a while. She’s switched doctors a few times and they kept switching […]