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Ask Dr. Alan: Wearing a Mask Vs Not Wearing It

I have been fastidious in keeping the virus away, but not everyone seems to care. The other day I stepped outdoors, with my mask on, to take out the trash. My long time neighbor and friend was outside with no mask on. She smiled, began chatting and walking over to me. I put my arm out and asked her to keep her distance. Her expression changed immediately, waving her arms, she turned around and walked away. Was I rude to her?

Mental Health: Ask Dr. Alan
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Mental Health: Ask Dr. Alan

By Natalie Taylor Q: Since we started this “shelter-in-place,” my husband has been driving me crazy. He’s restless, bored, anxious (although he wouldn’t admit that), and constantly wanting to be busy with activities that include me. I need some space. Help! What do I do? A: We are experiencing a new and different way of...

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Mental Health: Dreaming During the Pandemic

By Natalie Tayler A few weeks ago, I heard my husband groan in his sleep. When I tapped him to awaken him, he began screaming and flailing at me. I had to shake him and call out his name till he was fully back from his nightmare. This is not something that I’ve ever experienced...