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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!

Privacy and  Policy Statement

Privacy & Policy Statement for Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site)!

  I asked God, "How much time do I have before I die?"   
  He replied, "Enough to make a difference." -.Anonymous

Updated March 6, 2011

When posting to any of the site's boards, say what you want, but please do so responsibly and with respect for others. Free speech is not an excuse for irresponsible behavior. Offensive posts will be deleted when found. Also, please, omit profanity. Please see Forum Policy.

Site Privacy

Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site)! has created this statement in order to demonstrate a firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site)!

Good Practice

Please do not post your identifying information (real name & address, email address, etc.) in any of the boards or The CatBox.

Information Automatically Logged

We use your IP and email address to gather broad demographic information. Specifically, we are interested in knowing how many "hits" we get, how many are "new" or repeats, what browser is used, and where the hits came from (e.g., what search engine, bookmark, etc.) We also want to know who you are collectively  to tailor the site's contents to you. In the CatBox forum, we have access to your IP address, email address, etc.


We use no banner advertisements or outside advertisements of any type except for occasional content placed by a our bookshelf or the like.  

Personal Information

Support Forum: This Web site collects cookies, email addresses, and some personal information that you provide (your name, age, address, etc.) or is available about you (IP address, browser type, date posting, etc.).  Only Dr. Irene, her CatBox Administrators, and her server have access to this information, though she may make this information available to consultants and others if there is any question of a security breach or if Dr. Irene judges a poster to be repeatedly harassing or otherwise undermining the site.

While Dr. Irene may share collective demographics about her visitors as a whole, she will not sell your email address or otherwise share any of your personal information  with any third party for any purpose. Nor will you receive unsolicited spam from this site.

While Dr. Irene does not permit material to be published elsewhere by a third party, there is no way to prevent unscrupulous authors from reproducing material elsewhere. It is Good Practice not to post your identifying information (real name & address, email address, etc.) anywhere

Advice Pages: This web site collects email addresses and personal information sent by members who are requesting consultation through PayPal. Only Dr. Irene and her server have access to this material. Names, addresses, and/or personal information is not shared with or sold to any third party for any reason whatsoever. In cases where email advice is posted, information that may identify participants is stripped prior to posting.

In the even that human error occurs and an email address or name is inadvertently posted by Dr. Irene, Dr. Irene will immediately remove same upon notification. Dr. Irene cannot be held liable for damages in the unlikely even that error occurs in the delivery of services.

General Email: In the absence of an anonymity request, it will be tacitly assumed that general email (i.e., the writer is making a statement rather than seeking advice, (such as commenting on the site etc.) and includes his or her full name and/ or contact info thus intends that identifying information to be published. 

Material Ownership

The author who submits content to this site via email, pm, post, or otherwise owns the copyright to the material, yet in submitting this content, grants Dr. Irene and the perpetual right to keep, use, and maintain that material. Once the writer offers their content, there is no obligation on the part of Dr. Irene and to remove that material. Content will be removed or edited to if its content poses a safety risk to the writer upon request to Dr. Irene.

External Links
This site contains links to other sites. Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site)! is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Special Relationships

This site is partnered with several  content providers, business partners, etc. such as, and, etc. We make no information  available to these sites, although these sites may collect their own data (cookies, etc.). Please refer to each site for their privacy policy. pays a small percentage of any purchases made when is accessed through any of the links on the site.

Support Options

Some email support lists and commentary boards are not moderated. The CatBox forum is moderated by peer administrators, providing a self-help forum. Unless explicitly doing so, Dr. Irene does not endorse advise made by contributing peers or forum Administrators. 

Keep in mind that all material is intended for educational purposes  and must not be considered as a substitute for informed advice from your own health care provider.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Only Dr. Irene has access to all information! All information is password protected. No third parties have access to any website data other than as specified on this page.   

Credit Card Payment

All credit card information for paid advice is processed on a secure server through Paypal. Paypal does not make credit card numbers available to Dr. Irene.

Security and Confidentiality of Telephone Consultation

The content of private email correspondence or telephone conversation notes with Dr. Irene is as secure as possible. Only Dr. Irene has access to your information. Dr. Irene will not release information to third parties unless ordered to by a United States Court of Law, and/or if she believes that a child or elder is being abused, and/or if she believes that you pose a serious threat to yourself or to another person.  

Ethical Considerations

Dr. Irene is a licensed psychologist in New York , and is a full member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She respects the guidelines for the ethical practice of psychology as set forth by these bodies. 

Funding and Ownership

This site is wholly owned  and funded by Dr. Irene under The Medical Communications Resource. Dr. Irene created and maintains the site. Trubbletm cartoons and animations are created by Dr. Irene.

Trademarks and Copyrights.

Trubbletm  and Dr Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site)!tm are registered trademarks of Dr Irene and  Copying, reproducing, or other use of the word "Trubble," or the name "Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse (Site)!", or images of Trubbletm without prior, written approval of is strictly forbidden.

All material written/edited/replied to  by Dr. Irene or emailed or posted to the site is copywritten to unless otherwise indicated.

The intent of copyright is to prevent unauthorized commercial distribution of site content. 

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy and policy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site,  please contact: