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On the Couch

How to deal with a less-than-perfect relationship with your in-laws as holidays loom. Read more

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On the Couch offers advice to those who often find vacationing more stressful than working. Read more

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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. Read 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.” Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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). Read 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 ... Read 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. Read more

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

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

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