Relationships

When we first got together, my boyfriend cheated on me once with his sister’s friend. We broke up but got back together a year later. But this weekend, he was talking to her again!
– He Cheated With His Sister’s Friend

Dear Dr. Faizal, My boyfriend and I have been together for almost four years now and we live together. He cheated on me once with his sister’s friend, Grace, when we first got together. We broke up but got back together a year later. We now have a one-year-old son…

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Workplace

I’m not particularly emotional, but when I’m nervous, embarrassed or anxious in professional settings, I turn bright red, my heart pounds, and I almost cry.
– Guy Who’s Too Sensitive

I’m not particularly emotional, but when I’m nervous, embarrassed or anxious in professional settings, I turn bright red, my heart pounds, and I almost cry. <br>– Guy Who’s Too Sensitive

Dear Dr. Faizal, I’m not particularly emotional, but when I’m nervous, embarrassed or anxious in professional settings, I turn bright red, my heart pounds, and I almost cry. Even over things I shouldn’t! The feelings just emerge and are hard to control. Why is this and how can I prevent…

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Family

Our holiday dinners are generally festive until my father raises the topic of politics, then the rest of the evening is a war of words and people.
– The Great Battle of NYE Dinner

Our holiday dinners are generally festive until my father raises the topic of politics, then the rest of the evening is a war of words and people. <br>– The Great Battle of NYE Dinner

Dear Dr. Faizal, Celebrating the holidays is very important to my family. I enjoy the meaning of this time of year but do not appreciate the many arguments during the New Year’s Eve dinner. We usually have many relatives over and everything is festive until my father raises the topic…

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Intimacy

Our sex life is very hot and we’re very happy. Should I be satisfied with the way things are or do you have any suggestions or tips on how we can make our relationship hot and spicy?
– Hot or Hot and Spicy

Our sex life is very hot and we’re very happy. Should I be satisfied with the way things are or do you have any suggestions or tips on how we can make our relationship hot and spicy?<br>– Hot or Hot and Spicy

Dear Dr. Faizal, My husband and I have been together for over 29 years. We met in high school, and have always had a very passionate relationship. Like most couples, we’ve had our commitment issues but it has only made our relationship stronger. Our sex life is very hot, and…

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Ethnic Diversity

I’m quieter and passive, and don’t like it when my Iranian wife quarrels with me. She says it’s not quarrelling but I feel it is because I’m used to a much quieter tone.
– Missus Needs to Calm Down

I’m quieter and passive, and don’t like it when my Iranian wife quarrels with me. She says it’s not quarrelling but I feel it is because I’m used to a much quieter tone. <br>– Missus Needs to Calm Down

Dear Dr. Faizal, My wife and I don’t come from the same background. She’s Iranian; I’m Caucasian. She’s outspoken, extroverted, loud-spoken and likes to pick fights. I am quieter, passive, and don’t like it when she quarrels. She says it’s not quarrelling but I feel it is because I’m used…

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Self

When I was young, my parents opted for scolding or unacknowledging me rather than complimenting. Now as an adult, I have a hard time accepting compliments.
– Just Take a Compliment

When I was young, my parents opted for scolding or unacknowledging me rather than complimenting. Now as an adult, I have a hard time accepting compliments. <br>– Just Take a Compliment

Dear Dr. Faizal, I have a hard time accepting compliments. When I was young, my parents opted for scolding or unacknowledging me rather than complimenting. Now as an adult, I like positive feedback from my colleagues but now I’m very anxious. I often respond by praising them (which is sometimes…

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