Monthly Archives: May 2014

“My boyfriend has left me. I cling to the hope that he’ll take me back.” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

My boyfriend broke up with me yesterday after several months of living together. He hasn’t been the perfect man, as he would often go AWOL on nights out, but I love him nonetheless. He says our relationship became too intense … Continue reading

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“My anorexic, drug-addicted mum is dying. Should I step in and save her?” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Viewpoint

My mum is 56 and she’s been running away from her demons all her life. She’s an alcoholic anorexic and smokes marijuana daily. It’s always been disruptive to the family and I, the youngest, have always been the mother figure … Continue reading

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“I normally choose girls on looks, but there’s one exception. Should I tell her?” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Viewpoint

I’m a 33-year-old who’s poor at long-term relationships with women; looks rather than love have been the priority. It’s taken me a while to understand what love is. I’ve suffered depression since my early 20s and feel that this has had … Continue reading

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“I’m 40 and still single. Have I missed the boat?” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

I’m nearly 40 and not the most confident of people and it just seems to me that what comes easily to others, having partners, babies, money, a good job, etc, doesn’t come easily for me. Three friends recently announced that … Continue reading

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“My bi-sexual boyfriend wants to sleep with men but stay with me.” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Viewpoint

I’m 31 and in a relationship with a bisexual man. We’ve had a tempestuous on/off “thing” for the past three years (including a year when I regularly cheated on my then boyfriend) with both of us being unwilling to commit. Five … Continue reading

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“I met a man at work but I think he’s a pathological liar. I love him anyway. What should I do?” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Viewpoint

I recently met a man in a work context, and I took to him immediately. He was a dream to work with and we really hit it off. I found him inspiring, charismatic, funny; his ideas were brilliant, and he … Continue reading

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“I love my boyfriend but am attracted to someone else. Is there something inherently wrong with me?” Proper Advice From a Psychoanalytic Viewpoint

I am a 25-year-old postgraduate student, about to finish my PhD in the summer. I have got myself a job in the U.S. which I’m very excited about and am looking forward to starting there in August. I have a … Continue reading

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