Straight Advice
from a
Not-So-Straight Source.


Is My Therapist Really Hitting On Me?

I am a 40-year old [lesbian] and have been in therapy for over 20 years. I am aware that many clients believe that their therapist is in love with them or vice versa, [but] this is different. My therapist is also a lesbian. She often over-compliments me, is outwardly 'different' ...
Read More

In a relationship rut? These 5 things fix it.

Here’s the thing about relationship skills: They’re skills. We’re not born with them. We’re taught them. Most of us are taught them by people who are statistically more likely to be divorced than happily married: Our parents. Luckily we’re never too old to learn something new. But to turn information ...
Read More

“Toughen Up,” They Told Me…

Ever since I can remember, I was told I was too sensitive. As a teenager, I wanted to avoid things that seemed unnecessarily negative, so I refused to watch the 11:00 p.m. news. It just didn’t seem like a good idea for my last thoughts of the day to be ...
Read More

The Dark Side to looking at The Bright Side

No matter how many times I catch myself - no matter how clear I am that doing it does not give me the outcome I want - when I hear my wife Steph express words that don’t spit glitter, I react with some version of, it’s really not that big ...
Read More

When To End A Relationship

I’m not a quitter. Not personally and certainly not professionally. People come to me when they need hope - a cheerleader – someone to fuel inject them with possibility. But every now and then, a client or a friend shares a story about a relationship and it becomes profoundly clear ...
Read More

This Is Why You Haven’t Found Love

With Valentine’s Day behind us, this week seemed as good as any to give you a microdose of your Dr. Darcy meds. What follows is, as always, the stuff you’ll only get here. This is why you can’t find love: You're looking for your soulmate. But the notion of a ...
Read More

Ask Dr. Darcy

© 2021 Ask Dr. Darcy. All rights reserved.

Don't leave without Joining My Tribe!