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TODAY'S EPISODE of The Rational Basis (r) of Happiness
1-Family Baggage 2-Gayness and Ethics
1-My girlfriend's kid controls her. 2- (starts at 6m 9s) Is it immoral to be gay?
1-I love you 2-Honesty 3-Psychological Independence
1-Why say this? 2-Six year old's fibs (starts at 4m47s) 3-Fear of Others (starts at 7m30s)
1-Is shyness treatable? 2- (5m30s) I discovered that my husband watches gay porn.
1-Teen Sex 2-Fear of Life 3-Giving Up
1-Sex is becoming a diluted value for youth 2--I am afraid of life since seeing a documentary on 911 3-Giving in to failure
Abandoned by Mom
How will my son's schooling be effected by being abandoned by his mother?
Will my wife's abandoning my son and me effect his school performance?
Abandoned Family (1 of 2)
Is it okay for my young son to meet a father he has never known?
My kids shun me due to the influence of my con-man ex husband.
Should I try to reunite with a young son whom I abandoned?
Abuse and Panic
I have had panic attacks since I was sexually abused at 8 years old
Abuse by Boyfriend
My boyfriend hits, chokes, and insults me.
Abuse by Father
Should I turn my son in to child protective services?
My adult abused daughter refuses to have anything to do with me.
I was publicly psychologically abused by a radio shock jock when I was a minor.
Abusing the Abuser
My granddaughter severly abuses her abusive parents.
Abusive and Angry
How can I deal with my my husband who has anger and abuse issues?
My future brother in law is a tyrant.
Why do I love my abusive boyfriend?
My ex husband psychologically abuses me.
(starts at 3m48s) Signs of Abuse in a Romantic Relationship
How to take the first steps to become active for your favorite cause. A short interview with activist Lin Zinser
How to engage in effective intellectual activism - a short interview with activist Lin Zinser
Activist, Becoming an
How to take the first steps in becoming an activist - a short interview with activist Lin Zinser.
Addicted to Sweets?
Is my addiction to sweets chemically based?
Addiction, compulsion, habit
Why do I feel compelled to tell others about my porn addiction in graphic detail?
Addictions vs. Habits
I am addicted to alcohol, food, and sex.
Does my son have ADHD?
How accurate is an internet test I took that says I have AHHD?
ADHD and Choice Making
How an I get my boyfriend to take his ADHD medications?
What should I do now that my kid was diagnosed with ADHD?
Should I tell my girlfriend that I am a 36 year old virgin?
Affair With Friend
How do I deal with my husband's emotional internet affair?
Afraid of Sales Job
How do I overcome my fear of selling?
Afraid to Drive
I am afraid to drive at age 80.
After Combat, What Next?
What a soldier experiences after returning home from war - a short interview with Adjustment Counselor Jay White.
Age Difference in Romance
I can't think clearly about my new romance due to the stress from my divorce.
Age Gap Romance
My sister is in love with a questionable man 20 years older.
How can I better handle my aggressive grandson?
My husband is wonderful but drinks 2 large bottles of vodka a day and hides it.
A second opinion showed my husband's Alzheimer's diagnosis was wrong.
Am I Nasty?
I get nasty with people without realizing it.
Am I Unlikable?
I was accused of being rude and was fired.
(Begins 6m 46s) I want to make up for my unambitious early years.
I'm twelve and get very angry over small things.
Why do I hate my family?
(starts at 6m 40s) My new anger is getting out of hand.
Why does my ex continue to hate and torment me?
I need help dealing with my anger.
Why do certain common sounds make me angry?
Anger - Causeless
I hate people and want everyone to die.
Anger at Girlfriend
Help me stop hurting my girlfriend when I get angry
Anger at Infidelity
I can't get past my anger at my husband for being unfaithful.
Anger at Kids
How can I control my unjustified anger against my kids?
Anger at Lies
I am so angry about my wife's pre-marriage lies concerning her health
Anger at Mom
Why do I feel so angry at my invalid mom?
How can I control my being angry at my girlfriend?
How can I control my anger?
My adult son is seething with anger.
I am afraid that my uncontrolled anger is going to cause a heart attack.
Anger out of Proportion
I get very angry over small things.
I am an actor and need to understand how to act angry.
Anger With Family
I have a problem controlling my anger.
How to deal with stress from when my handicapped wife unjustly attacks me.
Angry Adult Children
My adult kids have anger issues. Where did I go wrong?
My three year old has anger problems.
My three year old has rage and anger problems
We lost our friendship with our neighbor due to a miscommunication.
Angry Silent Teenager
My angry teenage daughter doesn't talk or smile with adults.
My young son asked me to see a counselor about his anger.
How do I help a friend whom recently became anorexic?
My husband is increasingly anti-social.
I no longer enjoy being with people. (begins 4minutes 33seconds in)
I am terrified about my husband's illness.
I want to get off my anxiety meds but I am afraid to.
(begins 4m41s) I'm so anxious in public that my legs shake. (begins 4m41s)
Anxiety about Unpleasantness
How to cope with unpleasant issues
Anxiety and Guilt
My parents don't know that I quit college.
Anxiety and Nausea
I experience actual nausea whenever I hear a certain song.
Anxiety in Public
My anxiety drives me nuts, but I don't want to take medication.
Anxiety Performance Anxiety
I am a singer with a dull stage presence.
Anxiety when Arguing
Why do I overreact when mom and I argue?
Anxiety with People
Is my constant avoiding of people social anxiety?
Anxious About Dating
Overcoming the social anxiety of dating - a short interview with Dr. Steve Orma.
Anxious About Everything
I am a "chain worrier", moving from one worry to another, and can't stop.
Anxious and Insecure
(Starts at 5m 48s) My parents' strictness makes me anxious and uncontrollably nervous. (Starts at 5m 48s)
My anxiety keeps me awake all night.
My husband won't apologize when he unintentionally hurts my feelings.
I am attracted to a woman of higher status than myself.
(starts at 8m 6s) What I (Dr. Kenner) gain from art. (starts at 8m 6s)
Art vs. Decoration
Having the courage to call bad art what it is. (begins at 8m 31s)
I have always had zero interest in sex and find it repulsive.
Attention Deficit Disorder and Work
My Attention Deficit Disorder is effecting my job performance.
My boss likes to be boot licked and worshiped.
Sometimes a child’s bad behavior is a cry for help. (begins 6 minutes 00 seconds in)
Your mental health can't escape your lies.
How can I tell my young daughter that her dad died?
Finding a balance between work, romance, ad all parts of your life - a short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney.
Behavior at School
My son is great at home but acts up in pre-school
Why did my friend turn on me after I helped her repair her marriage?
I'm an only child and crave to have an older brother.
Is there a cure for my seven year old's bipolar?
I am devastated because my son just told me he is bisexual.
Why does my wife blame me for things she does?
I can't accept having a blended family with my ex.
How to get the most out of a blind date - a short interview with Dr. Don Kieffer.
(Starts at 6m 58s) Why you might consider blind dates. (Starts at 6m 58s)
Are you ashamed of your body shape? (begins 7minutes 53seconds in)
Borderline Personality Disorder
I'm depressed and try to hurt myself.
I treat people that I like badly.
How can I deal with a wife who is an authoritarian parent?
Should I break up with my dependent clingy girlfriend?
I mis-read romance signals from girls I date.
Bullies vs. Whimps
I am always nice to people but they take advantage of me.
Should I report my friend's homosexuality to his family?
I want to change my career but don't know how to go about it.
I'm concerned that my boyfriend wants to change careers.
Some tips on how to decide between several careers.
Career vs Boyfriend
I help everyone except myself, and this is causing romance problems.
Career vs Family
How do I decide between my career choice and working for my dad?
Career vs Friendship
Should I focus on moving to advance my career, or stay put to be with my best friend?
Career vs Mental Health
What problems might I encounter going back to work with schizoaffective disorder?
Career vs Romance
I can't agree with my boyfriend about where to live.
Is true love compatable with casual sex?
How can I tell if I am being used? (begins at 5 minutes 23 seconds)
Charity Pros and Cons
When is it proper or not to help someone in need
Cheating - Is He?
How can I tell if my boyfriend is cheating on me?
I turned my own son in for child abuse.
Child Abuse - Signs of
How can I help my abused grandkids?
Daughter of ex alcoholic hurts herself.
Child Custody Tips
How to schedule sharing parent time after divorce.
Child Custody Victims
How can I minimize the bad effects on my child of my ex getting part custody?
What are some techniques for proper discipline? (part 1 of 2) - a short interview with Teacher/Author Charlotte Cushman.
What are some techniques for proper child discipline (part 2 of 2) - a short interview with Teacher/Author Charlotte Cushman.
Three simple child management skills - a short interview with parenting coach Cornelia Lockitch
If I file for child supprt, will my wife bad-mouth me to my daughter?
Is 10 years old too young for my daughter to have a "boyfriend"?
Children vs Romance
My boyfriend wants kids but I can't physically have any.
Choices and Conformity
(starts 5m 41s) I caught my friend drinking and smoking.
Choosing one side when two friends fight.
My husband's ex won't let go after 20 years.
Dealing with physical and mental clutter.
What a first session of cognitive therapy is like - a short interview with Dr. Jeff Riggenbach.
What is Cognitive Therapy - A short interview with Dr. Jeff Riggenbach.
My boyfriend's way of relating to me is all over the map.
I'm tired of being alone but my boyfriend won't commit.
After 25 years of marriage I want to have an affair.
My boyfriend does not want to commitment.
My boyfriend can't stop being close friends with his ex.
How do I stop a dead end relationship with a guy I love?
Commitment - Fear of
I am afraid of long term romantic relationships
Communicating With Kids
I often lose it with mythree teenagers.
I shut down when others talk about their problems.
My wife confessed that she thinks I am overbearing and lack ambition.
I come across as selfish and insensitive.
Communication When Angry
Help! I'm always losing my temper with my wife.
Communication With Boyfriend
Was I right to slap my boyfriend?
Communication With Children
How to better understand and enjoy your child - a short interview with parenting coach Cornelia Lockitch.
Communication With Co-Workers
I am too aggressive with my co-workers
Communication With Daughter
No one knows why my boyfriend's daughter gives me the cold shoulder.
Communication With Mother
How can I best communicate with my 90 year old mother who talks continuously and exclusively about her fringe religion?
Communication With Wife
How can I tell my wife that her son has taboo fantasies?
Competing With His ex
My boyfriend is too close to his ex wife.
(starts at 2m 18s) False praise backfires
My compulsive hair pulling is ruining my social life.
I continuously lose things and my mind drifts.
Dealing with people who love to complain - a short interview with Dr. Andy Bernstein.
I live with my parents whom have different values.
I love two men.
Control - The Need For
After her brain surgery, my wife thinks I am too controling and wants a restraining order.
I'm caught between my husband's and son's battles.
My supervisor refuses to deal with my controlling busybody co-worker.
My friend won't take no for an answer.
I cant cope with a husband who has a 1950's attitude about parenting and housework.
I wake up crying from my dreams about my abusive controling mom.
How can I deal with my controlling wife?
My wife tries to get me angry by pushing my buttons.
Two ways to make difficult conversations easier - a short interview with presenter Jean Moroney
I can't get my 12 year old to do chores.
The psychological benefit of building courage and integrity by speaking up for your values - a short interview with seminar presenter Lin Zinser
Courage and Integrity
Building Courage and Integrity by speaking up for your rational values - a short interview with activist Lin Zinser
I am unable to deal with my difficult coworkers
I'm ostracized by a group of my coworkers.
My coworker's paranoia causes problems for everyone.
How can I deal with my annoying coworker?
17 Year old girl is angry at and fearful of adults.
Why has our good parenting created a bad son?
Why does my sister defend our father who only focuses on the negative in us?
My mom can't take criticism.
How can I tactfully make suggestions to a sister who makes horrible life style decisions?
I always get teary about things.
Cruel to Animals
16 year old kills birds and does not know why.
Why do I cry uncontrollably when I argue with my parents?
Why did I cry uncontrollably after my heated verbal fight with a coworker?
Grandma wants to let her son raise his own kids despite count ruling.
My son doesn't want to return home after visiting his divorced dad.
Custody vs. Children
What is the effect of custody disputes upon children?
My adult daughter is irresponsible.
My internet romance turned into bizarre stalking.
Am I over paranoid in thinking that my violent mom is a danger to my child?
The wonderful value of experiencing romance, even if your partner decides to end it.
Some ways to meet potential dates - a short interview with Dr. Don Kieffer.
How can I ask out a girl whom I know has a boyfriend. (Begins at 3 minutes 58 seconds)
I'm dating an older woman and there is a lot of friction.
I have a hard time approaching women.
1-Is it ok to ask my boyfriend to move to my state? 2-Is there a problem if I make more money than my boyfriend?
Re-Entering The Dating World - A short interview with Dr. Don Kieffer
Dating After Divorce
How long should I wait to date after breaking up with my child's mom?
How can I want to date again after leaving an abusive relationship?
Dating as an Adult
How can I, as a divorced adult, get back into the dating scene?
Dating Danger Signs
Should I stay engaged or move on?
I want to date but I have health problems.
Why do I never get a second date?
Adult woman has to sneak away from mom in order to date boyfriend.
How can I better approach women?
My son was romantically hurt and won't date anymore.
Dating While Parenting
How old should my son be before I start dating again?
Dealing With Doubt
How should I deal with small nagging doubts I have about my girlfriend?
Dealing with Failure
Don't let setbacks or failures lower your future goals - a short interview with Dr. Judy Vanraalte.
My young dad is pre-occupied with death and obituaries.
Respecting the dying patient's choices and values - with Dr. Ed Martin
Death, Fear, and Afterlife
I don't believe in Hell, but death still terrifies me.
Deciding to Decide
How do I decide among the boys in my life?
My sister-in-law can't deal with changes in her routine or make decisions.
I am tortured by the death of my nine year old daughter.
Getting out of a vicious marriage.
My husband always sides with my son over me.
People who freak out at the dentist.
Depressed and Withdrawn
My 16 year old lost interest in friends, school, dating, and family.
I need help getting over my depression.
My depression is ruining my romance.
1-Art can boost or crush your spirit. 2-What can I do to regain the happiness of my youth?
What is the best type of therapy for depression?
Depression - Sudden and Causeless
Out of the blue I woke up severely depressed
Depression and Fear
I'm 14 and so depressed that I don't want to do anything.
Depression and Guilt
This girl's depression is due to her swimming in unearned guilt.
Depression from Illness
I am depressed from the limits of my Cerebral Palsy.
What can I do to get off my depression medication?
Depression vs. Romance
My wife lacks confidence and seems depressed.
My husband regularly feels like he goes into a different world.
My girlfriend is not at all as intimate as I am.
To spank or spoil - a new perspective on parenting - a short interview with parenting coach Cornelia Lockitch.
Disciplining the Mentally Handicapped
My mentally delayed temper tantrumed daughter wants me to pay for an apartment.
My three year old son suddenly began testing limits.
My boyfriend lies about wanting to hire an "escort".
My romantic partner lies and does not communicate.
My abusive ex spoils and manipulates my son to dislike me.
My friend lied in a big way.
My girlfriend told a major lie.
How can I repair a romance that I messed up by lying?
I write bad checks.
How do I judge a good friend who spread a rumor about me?
I'm a reformed compulsive liar with friends who still believe my lies
Dishonesty, apologies, and forgiveness
My boyfriend does not trust me for trivial reasons.
Should I leave a partner whose self guilt is ruining our relationship?
How do I tell my husband that I no longer love him?
Should I stay with my druggy lying partner?
How can I decide if I should stay with my wife of many years?
Divorce - Should I?
Should I leave my alcoholic unfaithful husband?
My wife is mentally and physically abusive.
Divorce and Children
My parent's divorce depressed me.
Divorce and Justice
I gave up my career for a man who wants a divorce.
Divorce, How to
How to back out of a marriage with an obese wife.
My husband does and does not want a divorce.
Divorce, Should I?
Should I stay with a husband who has both good and bad points?
Divorce- When to
Should I get a divorce after wife's third DWI?
Should I wait for my wife's confusions to pass, or should I protect myself and divorce?
Divorced and Looking
I'm newly divorced, want to meet women, but are unsure.
Divorced vs Un-divorce?
Should I get back together with an ex whom I worship?
Divorced, But Why?
My wife left me despite my catering to her every whim.
I love animals but why do I hope my husband's dog gets hit by a car?
Is my boyfriend a pedophile?
Doubting my Choice
I am engaged but have feelings for another man.
How can I help my friend who has turned to drugs?
How to question a spouse whom might be unfaithful.
Elder Care Issues
My mom is getting too psychologically dependent on me.
How can I extinguish my desire for someone whom is not my wife?
My now emotionally repressed husband blames himself for my being raped.
I am trying to conquer my emotional repression by being over emotional.
Early abuse shutdown my ability to feel emotions.
Emotionally Distanced Dad
Why does my step daughter's abusive dad never call her by her name?
I am emotionally flat, even after a romantic breakup.
How can I deal with the emotions from my separation from my husband?
My friend has a fear of expressing emotion.
Emotions - How to Understand Them
I took my bedroom mirror down because I am so depressed.
Emotions and War
My experience in Iraq - a short interview with adjustment counselor Jay White.
(starts at about 6m 30s) Are emotions right or wrong?
Emotions, Causes of
What could be some causes for my depression?
Ending a Romance
I'm getting signs that I should end my romantic relationship.
My fiance of six years keeps delaying a wedding.
Help me deal with an envious ex.
In my culture I have to hide my good looks.
Equality in Romance
Romantic Equality (begins at 4 minutes 30 seconds)
What does it mean that my wife has erotic dreams?
Escape from Relationship
I need to escape from a bad romantic relationship.
Evaluating Potential Partners
How to tell if someone will be a good romantic partner?
I experience fear and anxiety from reading my medication warnings.
God will forgive my husband for a murder he committed.
My fun boyfriend has a big problem - he thinks he is controlled by evil energy ghosts.
My man has too many woman friends.
I try to buy my girlfriend's happiness rather than express my love.
How can failure contribute to happiness - A short interview with Dr. Eric Daniels.
Fairy Tales vs. Mental Health
My son gets hysterically upset by fairy tales.
Faith, Reason, and Happiness
Why faith is an obstacle to happiness
I fake my happiness even though I sin.
I do not find my nice husband attractive.
My boyfriend won't let me see my family.
My husband favors my daughter over me.
My son is good but my spoiled daughter favors my husband over me.
My daughter-in-law won't let my son see me.
My friend can't tell the difference between dreams and reality
My boyfriend fantasizes about other women.
All day, alI I can think about is my death
Fear of Dying
For two years I have had many thoughts about dying.
I am very depressed because I can't stop thinking about death.
Fear of Living
(Starts at 3m 47s) I am afraid of life since seeing a documentry on 911
Feelings vs Thinking
Making healthy decisions based on analyzed vs. unanalyzed emotions - a short interview with Dr. Steve Orma.
Finding a Career
I can't decide on a career.
Finding a Partner
Ways to Meet Potential Dates - a short interview with Dr. Don Kieffer.
Where can I go to learn how to find genuine happiness?
I'm crushed that I won't be able to give my fiance his first child.
Fixing a Boring Marriage
A sample cognitive therapy session dealing with couples issues - a short interview with Dr. Judy Beck.
1-How to say no to a child 2- Forced sharing - a short interview with Teacher/Author Charlotte Cushman.
Should I forgive my grandfather and my family for abusing me?
If, when, and how to forgive or apologize when a partner has been unfaithful - a short interview with Dr. Tara Smith
Freedom and Happiness
Do you take freedom for granted? A short interview with Dr. Andy Bernstein.
Friends vs Wife
My husband puts his friends before us.
I'm anxious because I think my friend is avoiding me.
How can I repair a relationship I ruined with my best friend?
My daughter has anger episodes due to her pain.
Gay Closet Anxiety
I feel a successful gay relationship is impossible
My son likes to play with girl's toys and dress in skirts.
Gender Identity Influences
Should I worry that my two girls dress up my son as a girl?
Should I toss my useless adult son out of my house?
How do I tell my girlfriend that I have a physical deformity?
Help! I'm dating a cheapskate.
(Starts at 7m 20s) Giving in to failure
How to control your mind so you can reach your goals - a short interview with presenter Jean Moroney.
Goal Setting Tips
Tips for success in setting and achieving important goals - with Jean Moroney
I am aimless and have always waited for others to tell me what I should do.
My girlfriend is perfect but I dislike her looks.
My 13 year old is starting to have school and behavior problems.
How to regain happiness after loss of son, husband, and health.
I can't deal with the death of my violent brother whom I loved and hated.
Is terrible sadness normal after my perfect husband of 20 years died?
Is evasion of an issue always bad?
My aging friend lost her first and only love.
Grief and Children
My granddaughter lost her dad.
Grief and Music
I fear that my bad romance will ruin the music I love.
Grief, Death, and Friendship
Help me get over the death of a dear friend.
Guilt - Unearned
Do you suffer from "unearned guilt" syndrome?
Happiness around the world - a short interview with Dr. Andy Bernstein
I feel guilty because I lost my virginity due to playing sports.
Guilt: Earned or Unearned?
I feel guilty about many things that I do that are not wrong.
I can't stop spelling everything I hear forwards and backwards.
Why do I habitually do strange things?
Habits and Free Choice
How can I help my fiance stay faithful?
My habitual lying is ruining my marriage.
1-What happiness is and is not. 2-Why am I not happy unless I drink?
Does happiness depend on what your deepest beliefs are? - A short interview with Dr. Jeff Riggenbach
Why don't I want or try to be happy?
Is Happiness Actually Necessary?
Happiness - Obstacles to
What gets in the way of happiness? (starts at 4minutes 40seconds)
Happiness and Independence
My happiness is totally dependent upon my boyfriend.
Happiness and Money
Can money buy happiness? A short interview with Dr. Tara Smith
What exactly is happiness? A short interview with Dr.Tara Smith
I can't feel emotions due to my unaffectionate dad and I abandoned my own kid.
Happiness requires . . .
Does happiness require self-sacrifice, or moral ambitiousness?
Happiness Throughout History
Happiness 2000 Years Ago
Harassed by Coworker
My coworker harasses me so much that I want to quit.
My boyfriend can't stop being friends with his ex.
Why does my 21 year old angry son hate me?
Healing From Infidelity
My sister always reminds my wife that I was unfaithful one time only.
My daughter hears voices.
Heart vs Brain
Thinking and feelings - allies not enemies - a short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney.
How can I get my third grader to do his homework?
Help me stop lying to my wife about my innocent self-pleasuring.
My boyfriend rarely admits when he is wrong.
Honesty and Communication
Everyone lies, so why does my partner object to my lying?
Honesty and Timing
Is my honesty ruining my romantic relationships?
I am Invisible
My fiance treats me like a sex toy.
Illness vs. Romance
Is it okay to leave my boyfriend due to his illness?
I am impatient and obsessive about my cautious boyfriend.
My wife thinks my inability to "perform" is because I don't like her any more.
My wife demands we have a child I can't produce.
Impotency and Trust
My medication-induced intimacy problems are causing my wife to doubt my romantic commitment.
My husband uses sexual slang around our young kids and pinches them inappropriately
My daughter discovered her fiancé was once incestuous with his sister.
The importance of encouraging your child's independence - a short interview with parenting coach Cornelia Lockitch
My psychologist constantly gives me mixed advice.
I am pre-occupied with what others think of me.
My student mentoring is more frustrating than rewarding.
My girlfriend thinks I should constantly be giving her money.
My religious parents try too hard to push it on me.
Loss of independence as you age (begins 7minutes 47seconds in)
Physical vs. intellectual independence; both are necessary for happiness.
How can I tell my aunt to stop being a busybody?
Independence from Kids
My adult kids abuse me.
How to raise your child to be independent - a short interview with parenting coach Cornelia Lockitch.
What should I due since my wife was unfaithful?
Six ways I processed my husband's infidelity.
I think my wife is having an affair.
How do I cope with the discovery that my wife loves someone else?
Evading the evidence that a spouse is unfaithful (begins exactly at 8 minutes)
What is an "affair" and why are they so tempting? A short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler.
Infidelity after Childbirth
My husband had an affair after I jokingly told him to.
Infidelity and Newlyweds
I am newlywed, pregnant, and my husband cheats.
Some causes of infidelity - a short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler
Infidelity Damage Control
Controlling the damage when one partner has an affair - a short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler.
Infidelity On Line
I am remorseful for cheating but can't get her out of my mind.
My boyfriend has cybersex.
Controlling the damage from an affair - a short interview with Dr. Tifany Kisler.
What is an affair, and why are they so tempting?
How do you rebuild your relationship if you discover your partner had an affair? A short interview with Dr. Tiffani Kisler.
This bright 13 year old crys a lot and has many phobias.
Insecurity and Over Parenting (two parts)
1-I panic and withdraw whenever I get romantically close to someone. 2 (at 6m27s) Kids learn best by doing.
How can I prevent my wonderful grandson from being institutionalized?
Should I try to reconnect with a boyfriend with whom I exchanged strong insults?
How can I make up for reading my friend's diary?
How to take the first steps in defending your ideas - a short interview with activist Lin Zinser
How to engage in effective intellectual activism.
I have a crush on my internet therapist.
Setting realistic expectations for what a healthy sexual relationship is like - a short interview with Dr. Barry McCarthy
My girlfriend lost interest in the romantic part of our relationship.
Intimacy - Use it or Lose it. A short interview with Dr. Barry McCarthy.
Some obstacles to sexual satisfaction, and some cures - a short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler
Preserve your romantic intimacy by using these communication tips, a short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler
Intimacy vs Health
Senior couple wants intimacy but can't due to health.
My mom is divisive regarding all us kids
Am I enabling my irresponsible daughter by protecting her from her every mistake?
Husband drives wife crazy complaining about all smells and noises.
Is he 'The One'?
How do you know when you have found the right match?
How can I deal with my jealousy?
I have become a mean jealous angry person.
I've ruined five marriages due to my demonic jealousy.
My unjustified jealousy is driving me crazy.
Losing my job has destroyed my personality.
How to deal with job interview questions after my divorce and bankruptcy
How can I handle a job I do not like?
My mom is overbearing about my romantic life.
How can I choose between my two friends who hate each other?
The consequences of refusing to judge others - a short interview with Dr. Tara Smith.
Which is more important in dispensing justice - rewards or punishments? - a short interview with Dr. Tara Smith.
Why some people don't want you to pass judgment on others - a short interview with Dr. Andy Bernstein
My fiancé won't stop his toxic daughter from ruining my desire to marry him.
I get angry at rude disrespectful co-workers whom do not appreciate my hard work. (Begins at 5minutes 13 seconds)
My family shuns me because I identified a family thief.
How should I deal with my 12 year old's sexual experience?
My young son touches girls.
Kids and Sports
Tips to help your kids (and yourself) enjoy sports - a short interview with Dr. Judy Vanraalte.
Kids vs. Romance
I have to choose between my kids and my girlfriend.
My sister drives me and her co-workers crazy with her constant random giggling.
My husband does not help around the house.
Learning From Experience
How to learn to learn from experience - A short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney
A great way to learn: experience - a short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney.
Learning From Mistakes
Experience as a great source for learning - a short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney
How can I help a friend exit a bad marriage?
My boyfriend still wants to be friends with his ex.
My boyfriend refuses to get rid of porn photos of his old girlfriends.
(begins at 4m 51s) My guilt from cheating has ruined my life.
Finding a balance between work, romance, and all parts of your life - a short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney.
I don't know what my role in society should be.
I can't make any friends after my wife died.
I’ve never had a romantic relationship.
I'm lonely since I moved to a new area, even though I don't miss my friends.
Lonely for Brother
My older brother seems more emotionally distant since he moved far away.
Loss of a Pet
I am tortured with the knowledge that my dog will soon die.
Should I stay with my unfaithful wife only for the sake of my kids?
I deal with my insecurity and mistrust of others by being pompous.
My granddaughter lies and boasts.
Lying to Kids
Is lying to a child ever okay?
Lying vs. Romance
I can't stop lying.
I lack social skills and am lonely.
How to spot a phony psychologist
Three simple child management skills - a short interview with teacher Cornelia Lockitch
What is the difference between depression and manic depression?
How massage can help you learn more about your partner and enhance your relationship - a short interview with Counselor Gretchen Mason
Massage and Health
The health benefits of single and couples massage
Massage and Romance
How massage can help your romantic relationship - a short interview with therapist Gretchen Mason.
Some psychological barriers to getting a massage - a short interview with Dr Gretchen Mason
How can massages help you with stress reduction and sensuality?
How massage can help sensuality and reduce stress a short interview with therapist Gretchen Mason.
What are your thoughts about meditation?
I am only 16 but am afraid I am losing my memory.
Why does my mind go blank when I try to start a conversation?
It takes me hours to express what should take seconds.
A married woman has super hots for a married man.
Mental Self Control
How to control your mind so you can reach your parenting goals - A short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney.
Help me get my boys to clean their messy rooms.
Why is my miscarriage causing my emotions to yo-yo up and down?
Misunderstanding your partners behavoir - A sample marital therapy session interview with Dr. Cory Newman.
Mom vs. Step Mom
At what age do I tell my child the truth about my divorce?
Mom vs. Stepmom
My ex’s new wife wants custody of my kids! (Starts at 6 minutes 10 seconds)
Mom vs. Therapist
My mom thinks her advice is better than my going to a therapist.
Money and Happiness
Why do so many people feel guilty spending their hard earned money on themselves? A short interview with Dr. Tara Smith
How and why you obtain money can build or ruin your chances for happiness.
Money and Romance
My boyfriend refuses to discuss his spendthrift ways
Money as Virtuous
Money: The Root of all Evil or The Root of Human Flourishing?
Money: Virtue or Vice?
Money: Root of all evil, or root of human flourishing - a short interview with Dr. Tara Smith.
What can I do about my PTSD and being bipolar?
How to fix a marriage made difficult by my mother-in-law.
How to stay motivated in sports and in life - a short interview with Dr. Judy VanRaalte
Motivation by Values
1-I have become terribly lazy 2-I think my view of love is irrational.
My Increasing Dementia
How can I enjoy my remaining short life?
My Indifferent Mom
Is my empty feeling due to not bonding with my mom?
I don't feel I have the moral right to my hard earned money.
My ex won't tell me why she broke up with me.
Should I worry about a co-worker who never talks about their outside life?
Why am I angry and cry all the time?
Myths About Slefishness
What selfishness actually is - a short interview with Journalist Peter Schwartz
Nagging and Complaining
My girlfriend is always nagging me and complaining.
What is causing my nightmares?
My friend has gruesome nightmares about his druggy girlfriend.
I can't help thinking that no one cares about me.
1-I'm a stay at home mom with no friends. 2-Should men talk with other men about their emotions?
Why haven't I ever been happy?
Nudity; Beautiful vs Offensive
My long distance boyfriend views erotica instead of nude pictures of me.
I can't overcome my procastination and weight problem.
Woman constantly carries 10 water bottles but never drinks from them.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
My OCD is driving me to feel and do crazy things.
OCD and Bi-Polar
I'm ruining my prefect romantice relationship due to my OCD and Bi-Polar emotional outbursts.
I love a man 23 years my senior.
My parents are controlling psychos.
My wonderful daughter suddenly left home.
My marriage is not working due to my weight gain.
Overweight vs. Sexuality
I lost desire for my girlfriend since she gained weight.
After a bad air flight, I have continued panic attacks about everything.
I am scared to attend any social events.
I can't cope with my boyfriends psycholigical issues.
How can I improve my relationship with my young daughter when my nasty ex won't say no to her?
How can I stop my 3 year old from having temper tantrums?
Three simple child management skills - a short interview with parenting coach Cornelia Lockitch.
I must have a baby if I am to be happy. (begins at 8 minutes 2 seconds)
Parents and my Ex.
My parents and my ex. husband seem like they gang up against me.
I'm tortured about any men in my girlfriend's past.
How can I stop my thoughts from wandering when other people talk?
One family member always ruins family events.
Perfection as a duty
My son is a perfectionist and hates criticism.
Are you a perfectionist? What is this? Is this good or bad? A short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney.
I always want to quit when I try new ventures.
My husband's unstable personality bounces all over the ball park.
My 16 year old outgoing cousin suddenly withdrew into a fantasy world.
I feel like I am two different people - a young girl, and a psychopath man.
Peter Pan Syndrome
I'm terrified of growing up.
I get anxious when I have to talk to new people.
Pleasure and Intimacy
Enjoying and Enhancing Romantic Intimacy - A short interview with Dr. Judy Kurianski.
My kids found porn on my husband's phone.
Porn vs Romance
My 10 year porn addiction competes with my desire for my wife.
Porn vs. Me
Why does my boyfriend use porn when he has me?
Porn vs. Romance
How can I save my marriage after my wife discovered my porn addiction.
Pornography (1 of 2)
Porn as a substitute for intimacy
Pornography (2 of 2)
Porn as a substitute for intimacy (begins at 7 minutes 20 seconds)
The two most commmon roadblocks to problem solving; overload and doubt - a short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney
What can I do to stop procrastinating at work?
My husband dumped garbage on our neighbors property.
Proud of Wealth
Why do so many people feel guilty spending their own money on themselves? A short interview with Dr. Tara Smith.
Psychics and the 'Paranormal'
Why are some people interested in the 'paranormal'? A short interview with Dr. Ed Buckner
The importance of giving your child psychological independence - a short interview with Dr. John Lewis
Psychological first aid in cases of trauma - a short interview with Dr. James Campbell
Psychological first aid in cases of trauma ~ a short interview with Dr James Campbell
Public Speaking Panic
I can't shake my fear of public speaking.
My son was forced to keep his desk in school facing sideways all semester.
Purpose and Meaning of Life
I don't know what the purpose of my life should be.
Purpose and Productivity
My life has gone down the tubes after I quit my job voluntarily.
My mom won't speak to me because I have black friends.
Is rap music legitimate?
What happiness is and is not (begins at 5 minutes 00 seconds)
Reason vs. Emotions
Which do you base healthy decisions on; analyzed or unanalyzed emotions ~ a short interview with Dr. Steve Orma.
My 12 year old daughter became rebellious over a boy.
Should I remarry an ex husband who wants to reconcile?
Recovering From Abuse
How can I better face the problems of my abusive childhood?
Recovering From an Affair - Controlling the damage from an affair - a short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler
Controlling the damage from an affair - a short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler
Does love have to be earned?
Rejected by Son
My adult son won't talk to me after my wife died.
Are my difficulties with my fiance normal?
Religion vs. Character
My criminal boyfriend found religion but regularly gets headaches and is depressed.
Repairing a Friendship
My best friend thinks I am abandoning her if I find more frineds.
Repairing My Marriage
I am a bad husband
My friends judge me by bad things my ancestors did.
Repressed all Emotions
I am repressed and can't seem to make lasting friendships.
Should I keep dating a guy who is emotionally closed?
I do not handle disagreements with my boyfriend well.
Repression - Tips to Overcome
My husband and I are accused of being too unemotional to raise kids.
I am becoming resentful of having a dependent blind partner.
I have problems resolving conflicts with my spouse.
Why do I long for my past boyfriend rather than my current one?
Should I stay with a boyfriend whose adult son is out of control?
Roller Coaster Emotions
I have uncontrollable roller coaster emotions.
I am desperately in love with a woman who broke up with me.
How to choose a romantic partner.
Romance vs Depression
I want to trick my depressed grandmother into thinking that she has a secret admirer.
Romance vs. Career
I hate living in the city with my boyfriend.
Romance vs. Independence
How do I choose between my romance and my independence?
Romance vs. School
Should I give up school for a relationship with a wonderful guy?
Romance Without Romance
Romance Without Sex
I am not sexually attracted to the girl I love.
I can't deal with an unexpected romantic breakup.
How do I get back my girlfriend who broke up with me?
How can I avoid my old habit of being a doormat for others?
Sacrificed my Job
I gave up my great job because my husband insisted his job was more important.
How do I shake my feeling so blue?
Why do I get sad every time I talk with my wonderful dad?
I am haunted by a movie I saw as a kid.
I can't get a job due to my past mental health issues.
How can I self treat my own schizophrenia and hallucinations?
I worry about my husband's relationship with our sexy neighbor.
How can I regain my self confidence after my deeply romantic partner hurt me so deeply?
I am uncomfortable in groups of more than one or two people.
My mind constantly races with thoughts of self doubt
How to gain control over how you feel about yourself
I don't deserve to have friends.
I yell at my kids unless I smoke.
My great bright girlfriend has low self-esteem.
Is self-esteem important to children?
Why do you (Dr. Kenner) tell us to analyze our own thoughts and feelings so much?
Teenage son retreats from life into video games at the expense of his parents relationship.
Since my wife died, I am scared of most everything and have avoided others.
I have numbed myself to all emotions due to family tragedies.
(starts at 5m 44s) Young adult asks if he is over-sexed (starts at 5m 44s)
My husband says that if I really loved him, I would eat what he cooks more often.
Why do you (Dr.Kenner) claim love is selfish?
Isn't it selfish to follow your advice about assertive communication?
Selfishness vs. Sacrifice
Rational selfishness or blind sacrifice - which one leads to happiness? A short interview with activist Lin Zinser.
I'm going crazy because I can't stop thinking about this girl.
My elderly mom is losing it.
Sixty year old divorcee asks how to find a good woman.
Is my zero interest in sensuality normal?
My 12 year old daughter was invited to a birthday party featuring bathing suit oil wrestling.
Sex and Pain
My medical pain from sex is destroying my marriage.
Sex as a Sacrifice
I can't get romantic with men I care about.
Sex Problem or Relationship Problem?
Why most sex problems are relationship problems.
How to repair a sex starved marriage - a short interview with Dr. Michelle Weiner Davis
Some myths about sex therapy - a short interview with Dr. Barry McCarthy.
What is Sex Therapy? A short interview with Dr. Barry McCarthy
Sex vs. Romance?
I am more interested in the sex than the romance.
(starts at 6m 13s) My husband no longer has a romantic bone in his body.
My fiance was raped and now hates sex.
Kiddy-play in not a sex problem in kids.
How can I discover if I was sexually abused at age 3?
(begins at 4m 37s) I am haunted four years after being sexually harassed.
Myths about sexuality, including; frequency, spontaneity, intensity, age - with Dr Tiffany Kisler.
I rejected my girlfriend because she withheld sex.
Sexual problems couples face - A short interview with Dr. Barry McCarthy
Newly married couple is romantically mismatched.
My young child is extremely shy
How to overcome my shyness and escape an abusive relationship.
I fear if I tell my friend I love her I will lose her as a friend.
Shyness vs Confidence
Why am I shy, meek, and lack confidence?
Five year old hits and has anger control problems.
Signs of an Abusive Partner
(starts at 4m56s) Signs of an Abusive Partner
My boyfriend deals with issues by using the silent treatment.
How do I deal with the fact that my sister did not go to my mom's funeral?
My college son can't sleep because he is afraid he can't sleep.
Sober For Good
My approach to studing alcoholism problems - a short interview with researcher Ann Fletcher.
I don't get along with people.
I can't make eye contact with anyone, even with my family.
My husband has become a couch potato with social anxiety.
How can I help my son be more comfortable at public speaking?
Overcoming the social anxiety of dating
I am so socially anxious that I have no friends and can't leave the house
Why do I get so nervous in social situations?
How to take the first steps to defend your ideas - a short interview with activist Lin Zinser.
I like to drive very fast.
Why do we value sports so much? - a short interview with Dr. Judy VanRaalte
Stages of Romance
Youth to Seniors; The typical stages of intimacy and romance - a short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler
Stepdad vs. Dad
My bio-daughter wants her stepdad to walk her down the aisle.
Dealing with those depressing negative thoughts that keep you so unhappy - a short interview with Dr. Judy Beck.
Coping with stress - a short interview with Dr. Steve Orma
My stress is starting to effect me physically.
Stress Management: Coping with stress overload - a short interview with Dr. Steve Orma.
Stress Reduction Tips
My kids are killing me with stress.
Stress vs. Family Time
(starts at 6m 38s) The effects of a stressful job upon family life.
My dad does not want me to live with him while I am a student.
How cognitive therapy might treat substance abuse.
I hate my boring life enough to end it.
Are there pros and cons to suicide? (starts 7 minutes 22 seconds in)
I need to help my suicidal friend get over some rough times.
My little brother flip flops between being bratty and kind.
I have always been teased as a kid by my family and school mates.
Sex is becoming a diluted value for youth.
How do you get through to a teenager's mind?
Help me deal with an eight year old's temper tantrums.
What is an affair, and why are they so tempting? A short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler
The First Session
The Gay Closet
I just got exposed to HIV from a gay encounter.
The Meaning of Life
How can I be happy if my life has no meaning and I am afraid of getting old this way?
The Value of Sports
Why do we value sports so much?
My boyfriend fell in love with his therapist.
I have panic attacks before seeing my therapist.
How to deal with any overpowering lousy thoughts you might have - a short interview with Dr. Jeff Riggenbach
How to handle hard thinking problems - A short interview with Seminar Presenter Jean Moroney
Threats vs. Active Listening
My bright teenager can't focus in school.
How to manage your time well - a short interview with Seminar Presenter Jean Moroney
Do you often waste your time? Overcoming time management difficulties - a short interview with presenter Jean Moroney.
Tourette Syndrome Child
My fiancé loves animals because he doesn't trust people.
I no longer trust anyone since my wife cheated with my best friend.
I'm having trust issues in my romantic relationship.
I don't trust my girlfriend who is starting college
Trust and Commitment
Why did my married boyfriend of 30 years give me a ring?
My kids want me to subsidize my grandson's education.
I deeply love a woman whom I find very unattractive.
My indecisive boyfriend has turned my world upside down.
My brother abuses my parents
Unearned Guilt-How to crush a man’s soul. (begins at 5 minutes 10 seconds)
(starts 7m39s) How to rule someone else's mind.
Unearned Guilt Syndrome
Do you suffer from "Unearned Guilt" Syndrome? - A short interview with Dr. Steve Orma
Do you suffer from -Unearned Guilt- Syndrome?
My fiance broke off our engagement after 30 days due to a total misunderstanding.
How can I get my adult son to make better choices?
My young son was disturbed by a movie sex scene.
How can I stop intrusive unwanted memories from hijacking my current thoughts?
I worry if my obese girlfriend is pregnant.
How should I deal with vague instructions or questions from a superior coworker?
Values - The Big Four
People are put off by my lack of emotion.
Values and Happiness
My wife has a life long depression about everything.
I am an adult living with a verbally abusive mom.
Issues facing our returning vets - a short interview with adjustment counselor Jay White
How to understand and help with the issues faced by returning vets. - A short interview with adjustment counselor Jay White.
All my kids want to do is watch TV and play video games.
Warning signs of a potentially violent co-worker - A short interview with Dr. James Campbell
Warning signs of potential workplace violence. A short interview with Dr. James Campbell
How to respond to a threat of violence - a short interview with Dr. James Campbell.
I need help dealing with my violent husband.
Should I force my shy very young daughter to visit unsupervised with a dad she never met?
Visitation by Abuser
Will my son experience emotional damage by being forced into visitation with his abusive father?
I fell in love with a younger man.
Why don't I feel guilty about being overweight?
What Women Want
I wish guys knew what we want in a relationship.
Why do I Hate
I don't know why I hate my husband and want to leave him.
What are the psychological causes of overeating?
Withdrawn and Angry
Work vs. Children
How my son showed me the importance of being a dad.
Bullies and liars at work have caused co-workers to be fired.
The stress at work is driving me crazy.
My kid and step kid seem to be romantically curious.
Your Core Ideas
What role do your deepest ideas play in how happy you are? A short interview with Dr. Jeff Riggenbach.
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