1. Career Goals_Question

    Question: I am in my early 30s and feel like I'm in a rut in my professional life. I have a pretty fun job, but it doesn't pay well and there isn't much room for growth. I know that if I stay with this job I won't be able to achieve my long term goals in life -- having a family and being able to a…Read More

  2. Mother Daughter Relationship_Answer

    Some people are blessed with a very compatible relationship with one or both of their parents, but most people struggle with those relationships to one degree or another. You mention several important elements affecting your relationship with your mother. These include her history as a single Mom wh…Read More

  3. Deception – A dangerous tool_Answer

    Critics of the show “Deception” have expressed concern that magic tricks are being presented as “science” and as though they are the same things as clinical hypnosis. There is no need to be afraid. While many programs on the Discovery channel are completely scientific, this program is amazin…Read More

  4. Guilt – How to free yourself_Answer

    As women, guilt seems to run our lives.  If there is one issue that every woman in my practice seems to struggle with, it is guilt. There are two kinds of guilt: One is rational guilt—you feel guilty because you hurt someone’s feelings or yelled at your children or forgot an appointment at the …Read More

  5. Life Changes – How they affect you_Answer

    It sounds like nothing major has changed in your life. You still live near family and friends, you work, and you are a kind and generous person with your time and skills. It doesn’t sound like your life responsibilities have increased, yet you are feeling hurried and irritable. Ironically, your ex…Read More

  6. Meeting your boyfriend’s extended family – How to react_Answer

    Four days is a lot of time for most people to spend with their own family, much less someone else’s. Of course, most people who are in a significant relationship will be dealing with their partner’s family to some extent. These exchanges can often be fun and a great way to hear interesting stori…Read More

  7. Listening to others – Are you ready_Answer

    Thanks for asking such an interesting question. Other people can be tremendous resources when we are struggling with life situations and personal challenges. Every person has a different knowledge base, a different set of experiences and a different perspective. Many times these fresh viewpoints are…Read More

  8. Listen to others – Are you ready_Question

    Dear Dr. Beth, A single woman can be very resourceful by learning to ask questions AND listen to the answer. If you are not ready to hear the answer, don't ask the question. How do you know when you are ready to listen?…Read More

  9. Sexual Abuse in the family – How to handle it_Answer

    Families exist along a broad range of healthiness and unhealthiness. Some people are fortunate to come from families where the parents have a healthy (but not necessarily perfect!) relationship and raise their children with a strong sense of safety and of their own value as people. Some families hav…Read More

  10. Teenage Sex – How to handle it as a parent_Question

    This is an incredibly tough issue for parents and their teenage or young adult children. No matter how open or welcoming you have been to conversation on this topic with your daughter, it is likely that she truly fears that you will be negative and disapproving of her desire to begin sexual relation…Read More