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San Diego-based, California-licensed psychotherapist, assisting clients in achieving their goals and becoming the men and women they want to be.
San Diego Therapist, California-licensed psychotherapist

Living Your Sexual Ethics

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Have you ever wondered how to live a life that is both sexually ethical and free of outdated notions about sex? I find the topic quite interesting: it comes up quite often in my psychotherapy office as I help my clients – both single and…

Questions To Ask Before Marriage

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This has been one of the most interesting columns I’ve ever written: I got to ask lots of happily- and formerly-married couples what questions they wish they had asked their future husband/wife before they got married. Boy, I got some really interesting answers! I also…

When You’re New in Town

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Dear Michael: I am a new guy in town and feeling very lonely.  Don’t give me the usual advice “get out there and mingle and get involved” because I’ve heard this so often I’ll puke if I hear that line again.  What’s wrong with all the guys…

Mr. Faithful

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Dear Michael:   I was in a long-term relationship that recently ended.  I was faithful to my boyfriend and (to my knowledge) he was faithful to me.  Now that I’m single, I am meeting all these gay men in “committed” relationships who just want to have sex with…

Scared of the gym?

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First off, I’ll admit to a bias here:  I have been going to gyms for over 30 years’ now and I like working out there.  I’ll also admit that I have no connection (business or otherwise) to any gyms, so this isn’t a thinly-disgused PR piece…

Stuck in a Straight Man’s Body?

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Dear Michael: I feel like a gay man in a straight man’s body:  I have zero fashion sense, zero sense of style, art or whatever…my ex-boyfriend used to dress me and take care of our house.  Since we broke up I live in a messy dump and…

How healthy is your relationship? Take this quiz.

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I was recently at a workshop for therapists, and we talked about the differences between addictive love and healthy love. Addictive love isn’t really love at all; it’s about controlling the other person. Addictive love feels desperate and clingy and is more like a business…

But I like being Shallow

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Dear Michael: I am a really shallow person and I enjoy it.  I like to spend my time focusing on fashion and movies and music and going out to clubs, going dancing and getting laid.   Most of my friends are this way too and we have…

How to Fix a Saggy Sex Life

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Dear Doctor Kimmel: I am in a 20-year relationship that, in general, is really good. The problem is that the sex has virtually disappeared, even though we both love each other a lot.  We even went to a couple’s therapist but it didn’t do any…