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Dear Christine, A Reader in Royal Oak

Dear Christine, A Reader in Royal Oak

| November 4, 2018

Hi Dr. Christine, My partner and I have been together 19 years and overall we’re both happy together. Lately, though, I noticed she is asking me to pay the utility bills she always pays, saying she has no money. I pay a set, agreed upon amount for rent and living expenses, and we both do […]

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Dear Christine, Susannah in Southfield

Dear Christine, Susannah in Southfield

| September 10, 2018

Dear Christine, I can’t believe I’m writing for advice, but I think the time has come. I have been intimately involved with my lover for two years. She has been in a relationship with another woman for eight years. Needless to say, I am the other woman in her life. I am at the point […]

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Dear Christine, Damaged Goods Downriver

Dear Christine, Damaged Goods Downriver

| July 15, 2018

Dear Christine, I am a 28-year-old gay man. I came out when I was 18 and since then I’ve enjoyed a healthy, active dating life. I’ve always been comfortable with my sexuality. Three months ago, however, I tested HIV-positive and since then feel like I have to come out all over again. I haven’t been […]

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Dear Christine, Jeff in Jackson

Dear Christine, Jeff in Jackson

| June 11, 2018

Dear Christine, I have been hanging out with this guy for about 6 weeks.  We get together about twice a week for dinner and movie at home or sometime a date out or an event.  We really enjoy each other and I love the cozy intimate evenings at home just watching TV and cuddling on […]

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Dear Christine, Feelings in Franklin

Dear Christine, Feelings in Franklin

| June 2, 2018

Dear Christine, My question is this: My partner of 12 years has decided she has feelings for another woman, who has been straight all her life & has 3 children & is currently married. My partner has been helping her with all her issues & has become emotionally attached to this woman & is questioning […]

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Dear Christine, Should I believe Her?

Dear Christine, Should I believe Her?

| May 20, 2018

Dear Christine,   My girlfriend has lied to me on an important issue, we talk it out, she promised she won’t lie to me anymore and I said to give her one more chance. I really tried to give her a fair chance, but the thing is I often wonder if she will lie to […]

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Dear Christine, When to Call it Quits in Wesland

Dear Christine, When to Call it Quits in Wesland

| May 14, 2018

Dear Christine, my girlfriend has dumped me so many times – the day i went to mexico, two days before christmas – etc.! and i take her back every time. she said she left because a)i would not tolerate her excessively close relationship continuing with her ex and b) because i have teenage kids whom […]

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Time Debt, Trauma, Trying Too Hard and Ambition

Time Debt, Trauma, Trying Too Hard and Ambition

| February 18, 2018

by Suzanne Johnson One of the most common after effects of any kind of trauma is becoming so busy one does not have time to process one’s emotions or feel the emotional pain. Do you find yourself frequently striving to achieve the impossible? These photos are of my dog Pebbles jumping to catch a squirrel […]

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Learning from the Longest Living People in the World How to Live Longer and Happier

Learning from the Longest Living People in the World How to Live Longer and Happier

| January 29, 2018

Learning from the Longest Living People in the World How to Live Longer and Happier In 2004 Dan Buettner headed a team with National Geographic and researchers of longevity to find places around the world where people lived longer. They named these places the Blue Zones. Buettner identified five geographic areas where people live statistically […]

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Reducing Overeating Using EFT by Suzanne Johnson

Reducing Overeating Using EFT by Suzanne Johnson

| January 22, 2018

Reducing overeating using EFT EFT is one of my favorite techniques that speeds up clearing or reducing negative emotional intensity. It uses tapping of the fingers on acupuncture points while having the person tune into specific issues using a protocol simple enough anyone can learn.  While it can be used as a self-help technique on […]

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