Tatiana Answers: What to do about lying daughter?

Dear Tatiana, My 10 year old daughter lies and takes my things without asking to send me on a “goose chase” when I need to use them. The other day she used my most expensive perfume that I could smell all the way downstairs. I approached her and asked if she used it and she […]

Tatiana Answers: How to make friends as an adult?

Dear Tatiana: How does one make new friends as an adult if they don’t go to church? I’m a single mom of 2, introverted and in need of some friends. Anonymous   Dear Anonymous,  Single or married, introverted or extroverted, feelings of loneliness and social isolation are common for many adults. You are not alone. […]

Tatiana Answers: How to talk money with a spouse who doesn’t want to discuss.

Dear Tatiana, How do you handle talking about money and your future with money if your spouse never likes to talk about it. He says we are on the same page, but our financial strain tells differently. I want to be able to have a meaningful conversation and I get nowhere.   Thanks, Anonymous   Dear Anonymous, […]

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Tatiana Answers: How can I get my high-schooler to take the initiative to do at least ok in school?

Dear Tatiana, My high school student often does not do his homework or study for tests. Consequently, his grades are poor. I try to let him take responsibility, but he seems to not care. Should I nag and micromanage his school work, or let him fail? He does better when I get involved and remind […]

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Tatiana Answers: How to handle son admitting to vaping.

Dear Tatiana,  My son admitted to vaping marijuana a few times.  How should we handle? Signed,  Anonymous  Dear Anonymous, Your job is to respond unemotionally, non-judgmentally, sticking to the facts and the natural consequences. Start with validating the value of his honesty and how that impacts trust in your relationship with him. If he understands […]

Tatiana Answers: Is it normal for a man not to kiss…ever?

Dear Tatiana,  Is it normal for a man not to kiss? Why would someone not kiss ever (his wife)?  Signed,  Asking for a friend Dear Asking for a friend,  No, it’s not normal for a married man not to kiss his wife ever. There are multiple reasons why this may be occurring. Many men with un-diagnosed […]

New – Aha! Advice Column…..Ask a Licensed Professional Counselor for Help

We’re starting something new during Spring Break week and depending on the response over the next few weeks we will keep this going!  Tatiana Matthews  MS, LPC, CRC is not “Dear Abby” but rather a Dunwoody resident, mom of 2 and more importantly, a Licensed Professional Counselor. Basically, we are going to publish anonymously, one […]

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