Archive for the 'Ask The Doctor' Category

I Am Sick Of Being In The Middle

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Dear Dr. Stacey,
Q. My best “guy” friend is dating this girl that does not like me. She always tells him to not be friends with me anymore or she will break up with him. We have dated before, but now we are just friends. Every time we talk now our conversations are always about her. I don’t want to lose his friendship, but I am sick of being in the middle. Should I end our friendship?
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I Think My Friend Is Cutting Herself

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Dear Dr. Stacey,
Q. I was in the locker room the other day, and I noticed that my friend had cuts all over her arm. When I asked her about it, she told me she cuts herself. She told me that is why she wears long sleeves all year round. She says she is not suicidal, but I am afraid she might be. Why else would someone cut, and what should I do?
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Visits With Dad

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Dear Dr. Stacey,
Q. I am currently living with my mom and have visits with my dad on the weekends. I really like to spend time with my dad, but he drinks during our visits and then we begin to argue. Some times I even get scared. Should I stop visiting with my dad?
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I Like My Appearance But My Mom Thinks…

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Dear Dr. Stacey,
Q. I know many girls who have problems feeling good about how they look. I am proud to say that I like my appearance. The problem I am having is that my mom thinks I’m fat. How can you feel good about yourself when someone close to you, who you need to respect, does not approve of your appearance?
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I Often Feel Nervous And Scared

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

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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