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Social Media: the Relationship Killer?

Q: My fiancé is driving me crazy! She is obsessed with posting on social media about how awesome her life is. Every time we do something, she has to take a ton of pictures just to get the “perfect one” to post on Instagram or Snap Chat. She calls me […]

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When Parents Fight

Q: I am so heartbroken and confused. My wife wants a divorce, and in truth I think she is right that it is the best move. We fight a lot and do not have any emotional connection. It’s been this way for a long time. We have been co-existing since […]

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The Politics of In-Laws

Q: I am really trying to figure out how to not totally destroy my relationship with my in-laws who are both very verbal about their political views, which are the complete opposite of mine and my wife’s. They are coming for a visit for a week this summer and I […]

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In the Middle of the Night

Q: I am so confused and need some guidance! I have been with my boyfriend for a year and a half now, and we have (what I thought) was a good relationship. We seem compatible, and are very much in love. Our sex life happens to be one of our […]

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How Do I Tell Her She Needs Help?

Q: I Have been in a relationship with a woman for 5 years and have an 18-year-old step-daughter who I think could really benefit from some therapy. Every time I bring this up to her, she gets really offended and has a meltdown. How can I suggest some counseling without […]

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The Slow Fade Out

Q: I am so frustrated with on-line dating! The worst is the pattern of the guys I am talking to just disappear and stop sending or returning texts without any explanation. For the last couple weeks I starting dating this guy that I met online and got really excited about him. […]

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Ho Do I Help When He’s Depressed?

Q: How do you tell someone you love you think they would benefit from anti-depressants? My husband has been very stressed at work and home the past 6 months and it has taken a major toll on his attitude. He seems distant, unhappy, unmotivated, and basically not his usual self. He is […]

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What Happened to My Husband?!

Q: My husband is in the marines, and has recently came back from a deployment (about four months ago), he is so different since he got back. He is so distant; I really feel like I don’t even know him. It doesn’t feel like he cares at all about me. […]

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Weathering a Dry Spell

Q: I am so frustrated with my boyfriend and have no idea what to do. We have been dating for around 3 years and he never wants to have sex. I am so confused; we used to have sex all the time, and now he seems so annoyed when I come […]

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Man vs. Machine

Q: I feel like electronics are ruining my life. Every time I turn around my kids are on their tablets, playing video games, watching videos, and texting their friends. Even my husband can’t seem to get enough screen time. Whenever I try to set limits on screen time my kids […]

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On Again, Off Again

Q: I feel bad even writing this, and I would never say it to my friend, Sheila, but I cannot deal with hearing anymore about her ‘on-again/off-again’ relationship. I love Sheila so much and we will always be friends, but I find myself actively putting space between us and spending […]

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Pieces of Feedback

Q: First, I have a great marriage and really love most things about my husband, BUT, I am so annoyed with him constantly correcting me or telling me how I could do something better. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing, I always feel like he has an idea for a […]

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