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Baryshnikov, Russian Poems, тоска, Pretty Salads and Dim Sum

  Baryshnikov, Russian Poems, тоска, Pretty Salads and Dim Sum   I went to see Baryshnikov reading Brodsky at the Apollo the other day. Completely sold out and packed full of Russians. Misha, whose beauty has in no way been … Continue reading

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David Bowie, Cats, Everything Salad and a Patient who Hides

Slightly lurid picture of Everything Salad there, but the only one I’ve got. Wait. Has it got some weird filter on it? Possibly.  So, I was watching a picture of David Bowie flash up on the TV yesterday, all bony … Continue reading

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“My new wife hasn’t cured me of my grief, loss and depression. Shall I leave her?” Psychotherapeutic advice for real change.

I hardly know where to start as I’m so mixed up and unsettled. Six years ago I married for the second time, after four years alone, which were spent searching desperately for Mrs Right. In 2008, by some good fortune, … Continue reading

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“I think my partner is unfaithful and I keep digging. Am I right?” Advice for Real Change – No quick fixes (sorry)

“My girlfriend and I (both 26) have been together in a long-distance relationship for eight years. It was a dream until she became a successful chartered accountant when she got a job, while I was doing not so well academically. … Continue reading

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“Men don’t notice me. What am I doing wrong?” Proper Advice for Real Change

“I’m writing in hope that you can offer some clarity. I’m 32 and soon my mum (my only family) will pass away after a long illness. This in itself is incredibly distressing, yet the reason I write is selfish and … Continue reading

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“My husband told me to have sex with other men. Now I’m in love with one of them. And suicidal.” Thoughtful advice from a psychoanalytic viewpoint. No glib life tips.

“From the outside I look like the lady with everything. And I suppose I am, really. I have a wonderful husband of nearly 15 years, whom I love deeply and share an amazing life with. I met my husband when … Continue reading

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‘My brother won’t forgive me for having sex with his daughter. What’s wrong with him/the world?’

I’m 59, amicably divorced from my wife, with whom I still live. We’re best friends and have no problems.  Four years ago, I met a wonderful German woman on the internet and visited her every fortnight. Her daughter was then … Continue reading

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