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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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Dear Christine, Loving in Livonia

Dear Christine, Loving in Livonia

| January 8, 2018

Dear Christine, I’m a gay man seeing a male therapist for issues I had after a bad breakup. Basically severe depression. After several months of therapy, I’m feeling pretty whole again but I don’t want to stop therapy because I have fallen in love with my therapist. My therapist is also gay and has never […]

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Dear Christine, Sixth Time is a Charm in Southfield

Dear Christine, Sixth Time is a Charm in Southfield

| November 21, 2016

Dear Christine, I’ve been dating the same guy for thee years now and we’ve been on and off again the whole time. Five times actually.  Right now we are in an off stage but he asks me to meet for dinner last night and pulls out a damn ring and says marry me! I say […]

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