How to get Dr. Irene's Advice: Look here!

Ask The Doc Board Archives

The CatBox Archives

Stories Archives


Below is an Interactive Board sampler. A fuller listing is found in the "Stories" menu above.

4/14 Interactive Board: Codependent Partners

3/23 Interactive Board: He's Changing... I'm Not...

3/1 Interactive Board: D/s Lifestyle

1/14 Interactive Board: My Purrrfect Husband

12/12 Interactive Board: What if He Could Have Changed?

10/23 Interactive Board: Quandary Revisited

8/24 Interactive Board: Quandary! What's Going On?

7/20: Dr. Irene on cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness

6/12 Interactive Board: Unintentional Abuse

11/7 Interactive Board: Is This Abusive?

12/29 Interactive Board: There Goes the Wife...

11/4 Interactive Board: A New Me!

10/8 Interactive Board: Seeming Impossibility

9/8 Interactive Board: My Ex MisTreats Our Son

5/1 Interactive Board: I feel Dead - Towards Him

4/26 Interactive Board: Why is This So Hard?

4/19 Interactive Board: I Lost My Love...

4/7 Interactive Board: Too Guilty!

How-To-Be-Angry Affirmations

How-To-Be-Angry Affirmations

contributed by Carol Bates

"Open your eyes, you will be amazed at what you see.
Open your ears, you will be amazed at what you hear.
Open your mind, you will be amazed at what you already know.
Open your mouth, you will be amazed at what you say.
Open your heart, you will be amazed at what you feel.
Open your soul, you will be amazed at what you touch." 
By Tammy McQuillancopyrite.gif (84 bytes)1999

As I let go of my feelings of guilt, I am in touch with my inner sociopath.

 I have the power to channel my imagination into ever-soaring levels of  suspicion and paranoia.

 I assume full responsibility for my actions, except the ones that are someone  else's fault.

 Having control over myself is almost as good as having control over others.

 My intuition nearly makes up for my lack of self-judgment.

 I honor my personality flaws for without them I would have no personality at  all.

 I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those censorious,  self-righteous people around me.

 I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

 As I learn the innermost secrets of people around me, they reward me in many  ways to keep me quiet.

The first step is to say nice things about myself.  The second, to do nice  things for myself. The third, to find someone to buy me nice things.

 I am at one with my duality.

 Blessed are the flexible, for they can tie themselves into knots.

 Only a lack of imagination saves me from immobilizing myself with imaginary  fears.

 I honor and express all facets of my being, regardless of state and local laws.

 Today I will gladly share my experience and advice, for there are no sweeter  words than "I told you so!"

False hope is better than no hope at all.

A good scapegoat is almost as good as a solution.

Who can I blame for my problems? Just give me a minute.... I'll find someone.

 The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign that the conspiracy is working.

 I am learning that criticism is not nearly as effective as sabotage.

 Becoming aware of my character defects leads me naturally to the next step of blaming my parents or children.

 To have a successful relationship, I must learn to make it look like I'm  giving as much as I'm getting.

 I am willing to make the mistakes if someone else is willing to learn from them.

 Before I criticize someone, I walk a mile in their shoes.  That way, if they  get angry, they're a mile away and barefoot. 

See I'll Never Be Happy