Greetings Dr. G, I have to say I love reading your letters. You manage to combine compassion and good sense – a delight, and instructive! I am suffering because I’m in love with a man a great deal younger than me –
Dear Dr. G, I came across your advice column here on Love Expands. I read several of your Q and A’s and you hit a home run every time! I am 30, female, Iranian-American, live in the States…
One might argue that it’s actually love, not money, that makes the world go ‘round. If you really think about it, almost everything we do can somehow be associated with our innate drive to find a mate – including our drive to accrue more money.
Growing up my own mother used to repeat the simple words, “Know thyself, sweetheart, know thyself.” At the time I took these words for granted, and due to a complete lack of life experience, maturity, and wisdom, I brushed them off thinking to myself, “Well, of course I know myself, Mom!
Hello Dr. G!! My name is Sheila. I live in Vancouver, and am the mother of two wonderful kids (15 and 16 years of age). My question for you is about my marriage. A marriage that I am increasingly questioning as I approach my 50s.
Hello Dr. G! I met a wonderful guy through my sister in laws family at a party last year. He seemed very nice and quiet and we are now in a long distance relationship.
Does your past run your future? Do either of these phrases “Live in the now” or “Live in the present moment” sound familiar? You may have heard them, but do you understand the power and meaning behind these words?
Why do some people have laser focus and others don’t? Some just have a better ability at turning off the noise by blocking out their environment and the internal chitter chatter, while others have to work really hard at focusing.
Performance anxiety is one of the noxious sexual and emotional barriers troubling men today. This is a very common disorder associated with wide range of physical and psychological conditions. Only the sufferer knows how crushing and incapacitating the feeling can be.
People often begin to recognize they are not doing well because they notice negative emotional states that stick around. For example, it’s one thing to feel sad for an hour, but another to feel sad for days, weeks, months, or years.
You are in a relationship (maybe you have been for awhile now), and you have been feeling neglected by your partner lately. He or she has been working long hours, going out with friends, and has generally seemed disengaged to you.
At heart, we are all strategists. It’s not our fault, after all, we are hard-wired to survive, and without our ability to learn and our tendency to want to control our environment (i.e., manipulate), surely we would perish.
It is easy in today’s world to feel overwhelmed and consumed by just how much information there is available to us. Prior to the technological revolution, there were ample causes for distress, and now it seems ironic that the very tools intended to simplify our lives only appear to add to our to-do list, or burden us with more obligation rather than less.
Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.
If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. – Desmond Tutu