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Dear Cory: Help! I Can’t Stop Taking My Anger Out On My Kids Every Day After Work!
Jan18

Dear Cory: Help! I Can’t Stop Taking My Anger Out On My Kids Every Day After Work!

Dear Cory, My Response: The first thing I want to tell you is that I do not believe you are a bad mother, and it is quite obvious (at least to me) that your children are not the root cause of your anger and that you love them very much. That being said, you have obviously been taking out your anger on your children and, like you, I would like to see that stop, so the first thing we need to do is figure out what it is—since we know...

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Dear Cory: Ex is Upset That I Got Our 11 Year Old a Cell Phone Without His Consent!
Jan17

Dear Cory: Ex is Upset That I Got Our 11 Year Old a Cell Phone Without His Consent!

Dear Cory, My Response: You do realize that there is such a thing as a phone plan that enables your daughter to call and receive calls from you and her father (plus 911) in the event of an emergency, but which otherwise restricts her ability to make/receive calls and texts or to access the Internet, correct? Additionally, unless you and your ex have sat your daughter down and had a frank discussion with her about the dangers of the...

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Dear Cory: Sick Sister-in-Law Snapped Photos of My Dead Mother and I Am Pissed!
Jan16

Dear Cory: Sick Sister-in-Law Snapped Photos of My Dead Mother and I Am Pissed!

Dear Cory, My Response: My first thought is “Why would anyone want a picture of another person in a body bag, regardless of whether it’s a relative?” Your sister-in-law, from the sounds of it, seems to be mentally disturbed. What is/was she planning on doing with the photos? Posting them on Facebook and then tagging your mother in them? For the life of me, I cannot see any legitimate reason for why anyone, other than perhaps those in...

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Dear Cory: Afraid to Offend, Should I Stay with My Sister or Stay at a Hotel?
Jan15

Dear Cory: Afraid to Offend, Should I Stay with My Sister or Stay at a Hotel?

Dear Cory, My Response: Proper etiquette is to stop caring about such trivial matters. First of all, by your own admission, you haven’t even asked your sister about whether she even has room for you or not yet. As such, you are worrying about a problem that may or may not even exist. Do you realize how ridiculous this is? Rather than contacting your sister, the person who can actually tell you whether she would or would not be...

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Dear Cory: My Beta Male Friend Can’t Get a Girlfriend!
Jan14

Dear Cory: My Beta Male Friend Can’t Get a Girlfriend!

Dear Cory, My Response: Your friend “Russ” sounds like a typical “beta male” which, according to UrbanDictionary.com, is an “unremarkable, careful man who avoids risks and confrontation” and who lacks the “physical presence, charisma, and confidence” of his more “alpha” (i.e.: masculine) counterparts, and I have to break it to you—his status as such is not something that can be “changed” overnight, or even over the course of a few...

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Dear Cory: Former Friend Turned Frenemy is Ruining My Life!
Jan13

Dear Cory: Former Friend Turned Frenemy is Ruining My Life!

Dear Cory, My Response: My first observation, based on what you’ve told me, is that you shouldn’t even be giving this psychopath “frenemy” of yours the honor of being deemed a “frenemy”, let alone a “friend” (or former/high school friend). The fact that you’re even using terms like “frenemy” or “friend” to describe this nutjob stalker is disturbing because those terms imply, at the very least, that the person you’re referring to has...

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