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.
Dear Ms. Meniscus, A really good friend of mine is sad, like, all the time. He seems to be getting worse. Recently he moved away from home and I'm only able to talk to him over the phone, or online. How can I help? -Boise Bill
Dear Ms. Meniscus, My best friend just told me she's attracted to my husband. What do I do? -Run-down Rhoda
Dear Ms. Meniscus, I feel frustrated. My friends are not warming to my boyfriend and it's getting annoying. What should I do? -Tara in Tempe
Dear Ms. Meniscus, My girlfriend wants me to go see Mamma Mia with her. MAMMA MIA. What do I do?! -Really Scurred
Dear Ms. Meniscus, Why does my girlfriend get mad when I don't wash my clothes? -Confused in New Jersey
It seems so simple -- casting negativity away. But, as Dr. Laurie explains, if you can learn to do so, it's another means of reclaiming your life. Here's how.