I Often Feel Nervous And Scared

March 8th, 2005 by Dr. Soeldner

Dear Dr. Stacey,
I’ve been really frustrated with myself lately because I have a hard time feeling comfortable in group situations. I do have friends and I like to do things with one person at a time, but when I am invited to do something in a group of people I often feel nervous and scared. I have started to just stay home and say, “no” when my friends want to go out in a group. I would like to go, but it is so uncomfortable that I usually end up not having any fun. Is there anything I can do to feel better in these situations?
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“Let’s Be Friends”

February 21st, 2005 by Dr. Soeldner

Dear Dr. Stacey,
My girlfriend just gave me the “you’re a really nice guy” speech and ended it with my favorite, “Let’s be friends.” I still really like her and all we do is fight when we try to be friends. Should I just forget about trying to have any type of relationship with her?
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My Dad Is Bi Polar What Does That Mean

January 11th, 2004 by Dr. Soeldner

Dear Dr. Stacey,
We had a really difficult time over the holiday with my family, especially my dad. We recently found out that he has Bi Polar Disorder. I always thought there might be something wrong. He always seemed to be very crabby. At our traditional making Christmas cookies, he just made a huge mess in the kitchen and nothing was put away and he just laughed a lot. We were having a good time but he just seems to take things to extremes. Then on the next day, he crashes and this makes me sad because he looks so sad and upset. Sometimes he won’t even get out of bed. I don’t know what to do to help him? Sincerely LOST
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