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Should You Always Tell the Truth?

Dear Meli, I have a friend that wants to be a singer. She’s sure that she’s going to be a big star. She’s in her early forties and has been singing for a long time, but her career has never taken off. At all. And here’s the thing: she’s not really a great singer. Recently […]

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How Can You Find Fulfilling Work?

Dear Meli, I hate my job. Like, really really really hate my job. But I can’t quit. I need to support my family and right now there’s nothing else out there in my field. In spiritual circles, they say “Do what you love and the money will follow.” Well, the money is already here, but […]

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How Do You Forgive the Unforgiveable?

Dear Meli, What do you think about forgiveness? My husband died last year, in a car accident. Up until his death, I thought we had a good thing going on. Then, a few days after his death, I found out that he had been cheating on me for years. With several different woman. Then, if […]

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Should You Stay with a Relapsed Partner?

Dear Meli, My boyfriend is an alcoholic. I knew that when I met him, but at the time he was in recovery. We’ve been together about five years, and he went off the wagon about a year ago. He keeps trying to get sober, but it keeps not happening. I’m beginning to question his willingness. […]

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Can We Be Political and Spiritual at the Same Time?

Dear Meli, One of my best friends is really into the Black Lives Matter movement. She considers herself spiritual and is always telling me that spirituality should include social justice. I’m not so sure. Sometimes it seems like people who are really political are angry all the time. It doesn’t seem all that spiritual to […]

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