Dr. Neill Neill

Stay positive and take your own counsel

Writing about positive thinking is a bit of a challenge at any time, but a real balancing act during an election campaign.

Married life after rehab

Your husband has had a long-term drinking problem. The longer it went on, the more alone you felt.

Remembering and being remembered

The people that you remember clearly are people who cared, people who made a difference in your life, people close to your heart.

‘Prison’ of addiction is hard to kick

There are other kinds of prisons, besides penitentiaries, which can act as prisons and turn you into an institutional case if you stay long.

Bullying a societal and not just a schoolyard issue

Recent suicides by adolescents and children in the wake of ongoing bullying have got us all thinking about bullying.

Holiday tale takes on poignant personal angle

Dr. Neil Neil is back in the game after suffering a stroke recently.

How to resuscitate a lagging marriage

Dr. Neill knows marriage can fail. So how does a relationship grow stale? Sloppy communication is often at the heart of the matter, he says

Use your head and follow your heart, doc says

Being in love involves the heart much more than at the metaphorical level. This column is about harnessing the healing power of the heart.

Keep cool over teen angst

Fighting parents to leave the nest and fighting against the urge to leave is a delicate learning and balancing act for teens.

Make your year different

Ask yourself what you can let go of before you add things by way of New Year's resolutions.

Keep the peace for Christmas

The holidays can be stressful and that's why you can't allow yourself to get stressed.

Online dating: a new gateway to marriage?

Dr. Neill Neill examines the issue of online dating and marriage.

Dealing with alcoholic children

Dealing with a son’s drug and alcohol abuse has been the most difficult and divisive challenge Dr. Neill and his wife had to face in their decades together.

The real cost of having an extramarital affair

People still resort to infidelity as the excuse, often unconscious, to end a difficult relationship. Many couples, however, choose to stay together after one or both has been unfaithful.

DR. NEILL: How to max out your family vacation with a smile on your face

Laughter is the best medicine when it comes to enjoying your vacation.

Focus on what you want, not what you don’t

I knew a 30-year-old man I’ll call George, who had a drinking…

A man needs friends

Men need friends, but men in our society, particularly middle-aged and older…

Feeling ungrounded after Japan disaster

During the past couple of weeks I’ve had a malaise I couldn’t…