Saturday, July 24, 2021

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

Is it normal to feel depressed after having the vaccine? | Leading questions

Leading questionsAustralian lifestyleIs it normal to feel depressed after having the vaccine? The pandemic forces us to inhabit thoughts we spend most of our lives avoiding, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. But small things can help Eleanor Gordon-SmithWed 21...

My sister scattered my stepdad’s ashes without me. I am still livid. Am I being selfish?

Leading questionsFamilyMy sister scattered my stepdad’s ashes without me. I am still livid. Am I being selfish?It’s not surprising that you’re angry, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith, but it might help to recognise what those feelings mean Eleanor Gordon-SmithWed...

I am living with my ex. Should we have some physical distance between us? | Leading questions

Leading questionsRelationshipsI am living with my ex. Should we have some physical distance between us? You can’t move frictionlessly from being in a relationship to being close friends, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. Something needs to change Eleanor Gordon-SmithWed...

I haven’t cheated on my partner for over a year. As things open up, I’m worried it will happen again

One huge bonus of a year of lockdown and social distancing is that, for the first time in my relationship, I haven’t cheated on my partner for over a year. Women find me attractive and often flirt with me...

I’m in my mid-30s and have few friends. How can I find new ones once lockdown is over?

How have I got to my mid-30s and have so few friends? Lockdown seems to have made my already small social group practically nonexistent. I try to message people to strike up conversation and get very limited responses, and...

I’ve been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Do I tell my manager? My children? My partner? | Leading questions

I have recently been diagnosed as having high-functioning ASD, what used to be called Asperger’s. It is helpful, as I approach 60, to understand why relationships, social situations and oral communications are so challenging for me, particularly in the...

My sister and I are creatives marooned in the family home. Our parents want us to get real jobs

Recently my sister and I have been discussing how at odds we both feel living under the conventions of a Western, capitalist society. We are two of five children (all millennials) and fondly refer to the other three as...

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