CJ News & Views
Dr. Laurie finds that beauty, love and inspiration come hand-in-hand.
I feel like my rheumatologist is not listening to my concerns -- he's so determined to quickly get me in and out of the office, we barely cover any of my concerns. I have expressed this to him, but without any change. What do I do? -- Nancy in New York
Dear Ms. Meniscus, I have been sad since the day "Golden Girls" went off the air. Is there any hope for a new series? -- Sad Selma
Dear Ms. Meniscus, I find myself nitpicking my girlfriend sometimes, and I don't even mean to do it ... I don't want to do it ... and it hurts her feelings. I resolve myself not to do it again, but I do. How can I stop? -- Paul in Pierre
Dear Ms. Meniscus, My ex-boyfriend has a new girlfriend he's been seeing for six months now. We live near each other, but I don't want to run into them. I like the idea of him as he was -- without her. I find myself ducking around corners anytime they're near. What do I do? -- Brooke in Boulder
Dear Ms. Meniscus, My boyfriend hates my taste in music. If he would just listen to it with an open mind, I think he'd find grunge rock very soothing. What do I do? -Tennessee Sammie
Dear Ms. Meniscus, I just know that one day my boyfriend will share the same political convictions I do. But when I say that, he gets angry. Should I just keep quiet about what I know will happen? -Oni in Orlando
Dear Ms. Meniscus, Another student at our school won't stop complaining about the size of his room. I don't mind the rooms and think, with enough talking, he'll feel the same. But I don't have much time before school starts. What should I do? -Mopey in Montreal
Losing weight, altering your daily schedule, letting go of stress -- all can be difficult to commit to, let alone do. Dr. Laurie has the answer.