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Worrying is not an actual psychiatric diagnosis but if it were, I’d say it’s an epidemic. Unlike many epidemics, though, there’s no vaccine to prevent it or a quick, handy antidote should it strike. more

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A month ago, I was totally blindsided and dumped by a partner I’ve been with for more than a year. She said she wanted to focus more on her job, etc., and that it’s not about me. Now she keeps contacting me and asking why we can’t just “hang out.” more

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Being in touch with your intuition can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s pretty crazy-making trying to decipher which of your thoughts, feelings or suspicions are actually true as opposed to mere figments of your hyper-vigilant imagination. more

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On the Couch’s licensed mental health practitioner gives advice to a reader who contacted her about a wayward adult daughter making all the wrong choices in life. more

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With “Spring Cleaning” plans looming, how best to get yourself off the couch and into cleaning mode? Read On the Couch and get some helpful suggestions. more

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A premature early retirement can be a welcome blessing or an anxiety-ridden curse. You probably figured you’d be working several more years before you had to face these retirement quandaries. more

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On the Couch offers strategies to a reader who’s concerned they may have hypochondria (or, as it’s now known, health anxiety). more

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Frustrating, isn’t it, the whole dating scene? It’s pretty much a miraculous feat to find someone who matches up with the most critical items on your “must-have” list: smart, funny, cute, employed and/or financially stable, good listener, likes ... more

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The Shepherd Express’ On the Couch columnist offers helpful advice to a woman whose emotionally needy friend is sapping all of her energy. more

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What’s a parent to do when an adult child “boomerangs” back into the familial nest? more

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The Shepherd Express’ shrink pans a response to a reader who fears that her new boss may be on the path towards firing her. more

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What do you do when your marriage of 16 years ends, and the ordeal is playing out on social media? more

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On the Couch answers the question: What can be done to fix a situation where only one member of a romantic relationship is still interested in sex? more

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The Shepherd Express’ On the Couch columnist discusses a reader’s inquiry about the nature of human happiness. more

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Fresh starts in life can happen at any time, so the whole mythology of the “New Years’ Resolution” is kind of a set-up. How can you make some resolutions without quickly failing at them all? more

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The Shepherd Express’ guest mental health professional offers advice for dealing with the holiday season and its sometimes unpleasant interactions with friends and relations. more

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With a new boyfriend and a newly found hunger for sex, I find I’m getting more UTIs and yeast infections. I’m trying to use all the advice I’ve researched and recommendations from my doc, like peeing after sex. Please give me some insight. ... more

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I thought it was funny when I ran across the article "Stop The Presses! Lubricant Makes Sex More Pleasurable!" because while I am sure that is the case for many women, a few women experience more problems than benefits with lubrication more

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One of the most frequently asked questions at the Tool Shed concerns sex toys made of glass. This question usually comes up as people walk past the case where our glass toys are displayed and say something like, "Oooh... glass. Those are so... more

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