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The Problem with Trying to Pick a Better Partner

Amy is one of my favorite clients. I’ve changed her name of course.She’s been dating her girlfriend for 2 years. Her primary complaint today is the same one she had in the first 3 months of her relationship:Her girlfriend tries to avoid any discussions that involve potential conflict.So basically, Amy’s ...
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My Family Feud and the Coronavirus, Round Two

Saturday night it dawns on me that something is fucked up. My mother left me a voicemail and when I call the rehab that she’s been living in (click here for that story) to return her call, there is no answer. The second time  she doesn’t pick up I feel ...
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Does “Boring” mean “Breakup”?

Q:Dear Dr. Darcy:I've been dating an awesome woman for about 9 months.  She's adult and fun and has seen me at my worst and still thinks I'm awesome.  About two months ago, I started to find myself bored by our formerly good sex life.Under normal circumstances, I would take this ...
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Cock Block

Q Dear Dr. Darcy: I’ve had a boyfriend for 10 months. I told him right up front that I’m a very sexual woman and needed a man who could satisfy my high sex drive. He will do anything to please me and he gives me amazing orgasms. The problem is, ...
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My Family Feud and the Coronavirus: A Cautionary Tale.

All families have histories with different degrees of drama.As a shrink, I hear hard to believe stories all the time.  So, to find myself in the middle of my own family situation - one that feels so irrational that I don’t have a frame of reference for how to make ...
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Corona Minimizer

QHi Dr. Darcy, I’m wondering if you have any tactics on how to handle COVID19 bully’s? My mother-in-law doesn’t believe in what she calls, "living in fear" and has not been social distancing. Furthermore, tonight while FaceTiming with her she made several demeaning comments about our choice to stay isolated. [My husband ...
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COVID19 is the Perfect Time to Up Your Phone Sex Skills

Nothing kills your sex drive the way a plague does. Still, the fact that we’re living through this one confirms that humans have managed to stir something up during previous pandemics. Among the complexities that this virus has provoked in our daily living, here’s what I’m seeing on the relationship front: My cohabitating ...
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3-ways are so 90’s. Today, we enter “Throuples.”

QHi Darcy, I’m a 23-year old female and I’m in a “throuple” with a straight couple. Samantha is in her late twenties and Justin is in his early thirties. They're emotionally intelligent, successful and fun individuals  who think monogamy is not the answer to long-term happiness. The only reason I opted ...
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