How do I stop telling lies?

I found myself in a spot of trouble a few years ago and told a lie to get out of it. As time has gone by, the lie has become bigger and bigger and it’s taking a terrible toll on my life. I’m worried that if I tell the truth now my family and friends will despise me...

How to help children deal with separation

When parents separate, what is the best approach for the children? Separation is going to be traumatic for children, the degree of trauma depends on the individual child and how well you handle it. Your objective is to use this experience for the benefit of the child....

Fears for son

I have an adult son who lives away from home. I am fearful of some of the choices he makes in his life (nothing serious). In discussing it with him, he says that if I am a worried mother now, I’ll still be worried when he’s 50. This is probably true! How can I...

Incompetent key employee

I have put a lot of effort into a key employee. He changes for the better for a while but it doesn’t last. I don’t want to do the wrong thing because I was given a second chance when I was young and it made a big difference to my career. Everyone deserves a second...

How to handle Anxiety Attacks

Emily thinks she is dying. Her heart is pounding so hard it feels it will fly out of her chest. Her palms are sweaty, her breathing constricted, she is nauseous and dizzy, and she fears she’ll faint. The ambulance is called. At the hospital Emily is told she’s had a...

Impotent alcoholic

I have been married over 30 years to a man I love dearly. He is a drinker and for many years our sex life has been lacking. He has sought help for his low sex drive and there is no obvious problem but he says no doctor has even mentioned alcohol as a probable cause....

How do I get my overweight partner to lose weight?

My partner and I used to have a lot of fun exercising together, but a few months ago he got a promotion at work which meant working longer hours. He stopped going to the gym with me and now he’s packing on the weight in all the wrong places. To put it bluntly, I find...

How to get control of a naughty toddler

I have a two-year-old who is always playing up. I am constantly chastising and spanking her but she just gets worse. Now I find I am yelling at the other kids who don’t really deserve it. I am exhausted. How can I get control of this child? You love your little...

Super jealous

I am so jealous. My partner loves cycling and rides with a mixed group of friends. I feel insecure because he doesn’t need me and I’m upset when he’s been with them. He’s fed up with my jealousy and I know it’s childish, but I can’t seem to stop it. Jealousy is fed by...

Suicidal Ex Partner

Recently, I called off a year-long relationship with a man. Now he is calling saying he’s got nothing to live for and wanting to see me. He refuses professional help. I do believe he’s suicidal. I am concerned but I can’t lie and say I want the relationship. What do I...
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