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CJ News & Views

The Mourning Daughter

My mum passed away about a year ago. She was such a joy, always the life of the party. So much has felt empty since that time, and I oftentimes find myself lost in remembrance, in sorrow. Friends have said I need to move on, but I don't even know in which direction to point my compass. -- Callie in Cardiff

Family Poison

Creak suspects foul play in his own home.


Dr. Laurie explains how denying our reality prevents us from finding happiness.

A Good Day

Creak wakes up ... happy?

A Mother's Smothering

My mother has a death grip on my life and is digging her claws in deeper. Not surprisingly, I'm miserable. What do I do? -- Overwhelmed Ollie

A Mother's Ill Effect

My mother is very judgmental and it's causing problems for my girlfriend, who came from a very supportive, non-criticising family. How do I fix this? -- Mulling Michael

The Inconsistent Mother

One minute my mom is presenting me with lavish gifts, the next criticising me for my lack of thrift. What is going on here? -- Bob in Bloomington

Stretching Is So In

Stretching in public can lead to good things, Seth finds.