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“I Hate the Holidays”

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

A recent email I got sums up many people’s attitude towards this time of year:  Dear Doctor Kimmel: I hate the Holidays! People are so fake and everyone competes with each other for the best gifts, best parties, best tree decorations, etc. What can I…

What I learned on my Book Tour

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

I’ve just finished six months as an openly gay author out there in the – overwhelmingly straight – publishing world talking about my book: “The Gay Man’s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage”. As a first-time author, I really had no idea what I was…

The Pros and Cons of Older/Younger Relationships

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

In my psychotherapy practice, I often assist lesbian couples where one of the women is significantly older than her partner. Last month, one of these women asked me: “Why don’t you write a column about age differences in lesbian relationships and how to handle them?”…

Body Shame? You’re Not Alone

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

My queer clients have it; my straight male clients have it; my older (and you’d hope wiser) clients have it. Even I have it. A good friend of mine wants to start yoga, but, told me, “I went to the class and everyone was so…

Hold Onto your Dreams

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

When I was a child, living on a farm, the nearest daily newspaper was the Elyria (Ohio) Chronicle/Telegram. I loved reading it every day and I had a dream that someday I would be published in that august periodical. When I was about twelve, the…

Love, friendship and Soul Mates

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

Have you heard people talk about their “soul mate”? This perfectly-designed person is your ideal match. God sent them just for you. There is no other person on earth who would be such a good match. Do you believe this? Because, if you do, recent…

Realizing Your Gifts

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

Recently, I went to a big, fancy dinner at a friend’s house. There were about 18 people there and, as far as I know, I was the only LGBT person at the table. I was talking with this really interesting (straight) woman and the topic…

Squeeze the Toothpaste (just a little)

Posted by Michael Dale Kimmel in lgbt

Dear Michael: I am writing to you because I want to get some therapy, but I’m afraid to. I am a middle-aged lesbian with a great girlfriend who loves me and tells me so on a regular basis. I have a job I like (most…