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Tag: Royal Oak Therapist

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Dear Christine, Transitioning in Trenton

Dear Christine, Transitioning in Trenton

| April 7, 2018

Dear Christine, I guess I should start off by saying that I am a transsexual. Even though I was born male and have done “boy” things, I’ve always felt like a girl on the inside, and dreamed about being a girl on the outside. However, I’m so uncertain about transitioning. I’m so afraid. Will I […]

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Dear Christine, Polite in Pontiac

Dear Christine, Polite in Pontiac

| March 18, 2018

Dear Christine, I sit on the board of a well known LGBT organization in Metro Detroit and on two or three occasions I have shared an idea I had with a fellow board member only to have that board member, a supposedly good friend of mine, bring that idea to the board, taking full credit […]

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Dear Christine, Ready in Redford

Dear Christine, Ready in Redford

| March 12, 2018

Dear Christine, I’ve come across your columns on line and enjoy them. While I see you mostly seem to deal with LGBT issues, I assume you work with straight couples in your practice too. I’ve been dating my boyfriend for 5 years. He spends a couple nights at my house, I spend a couple nights […]

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Dear Christine, Befuddled in Brownstown

Dear Christine, Befuddled in Brownstown

| February 19, 2018

Dear Christine Hello! Is there such a thing as having an androgynous personality? Explain please 🙂 Thank yoooouu! Befuddled in Brownstown Dear Befuddled, Yes, there are androgynous people. I know a few people who are androgynous and like passing as both genders or neither. If you look at one of these people, you might not […]

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Dear Christine, Tense in Trenton

Dear Christine, Tense in Trenton

| February 4, 2018

Dear Christine, My partner and I are expecting our first child, a boy, due in May. We are both very excited but we are getting a little family grief. Both families have supported our lifestyle until now. Suddenly it seems like everyone is concerned about the future of our child. It seems that no one […]

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Dear Christine, Confused in Canton

Dear Christine, Confused in Canton

| January 28, 2018

Dear Christine, My wife and I entered into a 3 way relationship with a lesbian questioning woman about a year ago. To be clear, it’s never all 3 of us at once. We pair off based on a mutual schedule we agreed upon. I had reservations about it, fearing it might threaten the most important […]

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Dear Christine, Sworn to Secrecy in St. Clair Shores

Dear Christine, Sworn to Secrecy in St. Clair Shores

| December 18, 2017

Dear Christine,  A gay male friend of mine told me in confidence that he was sexually assaulted by an older gay man who is a fairly well known member of the community. He made me swear never to tell anyone. I know as a woman, that feeling of sweeping it under the rug all too […]

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Improve your mental health: Move your body. By Matt Sweet Psychotherapist

Improve your mental health: Move your body. By Matt Sweet Psychotherapist

| November 16, 2017

Improve your mental health: Move your body.  Get some Exercise. Your brain will thank you. Physical exercise is probably the single best thing you can do for your mental health—and it’s the thing that people often have the hardest time beginning and sticking with. I frequently advise clients to make exercise a regular part of […]

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Dear Christine, Cinderella in Clinton Twp

Dear Christine, Cinderella in Clinton Twp

| November 12, 2017

Dear Christine, Sometimes I feel like Cinderella in my family. I went to college, have always been ambitious, have always been responsible. I got a great job after college working at a successful law firm, I saved enough money to buy my first house. On the other hand, my brother has accomplished nothing yet has […]

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Dear Christine, Annoyed in Adrian

Dear Christine, Annoyed in Adrian

| October 30, 2017

Dear Christine, Every year for the past 10 years me and my wife travel either to her families home for the holiday or mine. We trade off each holiday between Florida and Southern California. Either way–nice to go to a warm place! This year it’s her families turn–that’s California. I just found out, however, that […]

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