Are you fighting about holiday plans? Nowadays, deciding where, how or to whom to celebrate Christmas this year is even more difficult compared to the last decade due to the impending threat of COVID-19. Gathering in large crowds, visitation, and going to public places have been restricted, making the season less special. You might have… Read More ›
Category Archives: Advice Column
Ask Mabel: How do I handle a goodbye party for an employee leaving on unfavorable terms?
Dear Mabel, An employee in our office who has been with us the longest, five years, has decided to leave to start her own practice. As to be expected, I am not very thrilled with her decision or the way she is making this move. She is asking if she can throw herself a goodbye… Read More ›
Ask Mabel: I am torn between an important work training and a request from my child, what do I do?
Dear Mabel, I am having a mom/work dilemma and I am so very torn. Tomorrow is my daughter’s last day of kindergarten. We recently moved out of the area to a new school district, but we were able to allow my daughter to finish the year at her old school. She is struggling because tomorrow… Read More ›
Ask Mabel: I feel bad about the thoughts I have regarding my children because of my postpartum psychosis
Dear Mabel, I have decided that I need to see a therapist about my postpartum psychosis. I have been having bad thoughts about my babies. I would never hurt them but it makes me feel like a horrible mom for having these thoughts. I know therapy is a step in the right direction but is… Read More ›
Ask Mabel: My partner hurt me when he insisted I needed my ADD meds to be in a relationship
Dear Mabel: My partner recently said something that really hurt me. He said, “you will never be able to have a relationship if you don’t take your ADD medication.” To me, it sounded like he was saying people are only able to love an edited/altered version of myself. It sounded like he was telling me… Read More ›
You are not obligated to take BS
We all cross people in our lives that put on an act, give us their bullshit and expect that we will just lay down and take it. But, we don’t have to. It doesn’t matter who this person is in your life —a boss, a coworker, a parent, a close friend, a spouse, an acquaintance,… Read More ›
Ask Mabel: How to motivate yourself to change (even when you are scared)?
Dear Mabel: My goal has always been to go to grad school but now that it is time to study for the GRE I can’t get myself motivated. Grad school is a huge time and money investment and I am afraid. What if I don’t succeed after graduation? What if I end up right back… Read More ›
Ask Mabel: How can I stop myself from cheating?
Dear Mabel: Help! I am married and I feel like I am slowly falling for a guy at work. It started with happy hour, then instant messaging, and lately we have had a few conversations about maybe meeting up outside of the office. I love my husband, I really do. But I have to admit… Read More ›
Ask Mabel: My husband and I fight about folding clothes
Concerned Client: My husband wants me to fold his clothes but not in my way, he wants me to fold them his way. I am not big on folding clothes in any special way. I do it the way I was taught which he thinks is “too messy,” or “incorrect.” That is what I know.… Read More ›
Ask Mabel: Co-parents disagree on electronic use
Concerned Client: My husband and I have a blended family. I have three kids and he has two. My children are with us most of the time, while his share time between our home and their mom’s. Lately, my husband has been trying to manage the amount of screen time my kids get when they… Read More ›