Dear Therapist: I Don’t Understand Why My Son Won’t Talk to Me
My husband and I live close to him, but he rarely visits us.
Dear Therapist: I’m So Upset by My Kids’ Middle-School Drama
I’m not sure why I’m reacting so strongly to hearing about conflicts at school.
Dear Therapist: I Am a Single Man. My Daughter’s Friends Aren’t Allowed to Visit My House.
I have extended a standing invitation to her friends to visit for playdates or sleepovers, but none has ever come.
Dear Therapist: My Son Has an Impractical, Ridiculous Career Plan
He wants to be a stand-up comedian. I don’t want him living in my basement at age 35.
Dear Therapist: I’m Worried the College-Admissions Process Is Rigged Against My Son
He has grades and test scores that I think should qualify him for the Ivy League—but he’s also white and upper-middle-class.
Dear Therapist: I’m Scared of Having Kids
I feel a rush of longing when I see a cute baby, but I can’t tell if I’m ready to have one of my own.
Dear Therapist: Should I Give My Adult Children More Money?
They’re both angry at me, and I want to mend our relationship.
Dear Therapist: Is My Middle Child a Monster?
I’m so tired of people seeing only her bad traits.
Dear Therapist: My Daughter Doesn’t Care That I Want Her to Live Closer to Home
I don’t think she truly understands the impact that seeing her only once or twice a year is having on us.
Dear Therapist: My Daughter Moved Back Home and Treats Me Like a Roommate
She’s been bringing a steady stream of men back to my house, and her behavior is testing my patience.
Dear Therapist: Do I Need to Have ‘the Talk’ Again With My Daughter?
She just told me she’s gay. I’ve already talked to her about sex with boys—how do I talk to her about girls?
Dear Therapist: I Love My Trans Daughter, but I’m Still Struggling
I don’t know how to process what I’m going through.
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