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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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
- Shakespeare

Check out this page before you email your questions...  

Updated March 6, 2011

Why don't you answer my email for advice?

I wish I could answer each and every email I get. Unfortunately, time and energy does not permit. I do read each and every email  I get, if that helps.   

What if I really, really want your advice?

You can a phone consult, or you can ask your question on the "Ask Doc Board". Both services are for a fee. Info here.

Why can't you refer me to an abuse therapist?

I'm not a database.  Best bet: Call your police or domestic violence center for a referral.

Why don't you answer my email asking for specific reading?

All the reading I recommend is posted throughout the site, including on the Book Shelf. I am constantly adding to and updating that page.

Why don't you answer my email asking for help writing a paper or project?

I did my work. Your turn to do yours...unless you want to pay consultations fees @ $165 per hour.

Do you do telephone therapy?

I do phone and Skype consultations.

A consultation is different from "therapy" in that it is professional feedback, as opposed to an ongoing therapeutic process. 

What about e-counseling?

Not until the laws are clearer for psychologists.

The internet is rapidly forcing changes in medical and behavioral care. >

What is the difference between the advice you give and therapy?

The advice is the same; the context is different. Therapy is an ongoing process.

What about my privacy concerns regarding anything on this site?

All information is posted on the privacy page.

But, the site is so BIG? How can I find what I'm looking for if you won't help?

There is plenty of help! Look at the contents page. You can search the site - or the internet! Also, your peers can probably answer most of your questions. Join The CatBox board. The posters on this site are a wonderfully kind, knowledgeable, and helpful bunch.  

Hope this was helpful! Many thanks! -Dr. Irene