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Tell the truth?

Dr. Paul
Photo of family in the park.

Mark and Kim tried to conceive a baby for two years. After some medical tests, the young couple finally accepted that it would be impossible for them to have a baby of their own. After days of anguished discussion, they decided to try AID or Artificial Insemination by Donor. After a few months, Kim became pregnant and later they were both the proud parents of a beautiful baby daughter, Amy. But now they wondered, when Amy is old enough, should they tell her how she was conceived. Should they tell her that Mark is not her biological father? Read more about Tell the truth?

Bullying: What to do?

Dr. Paul
Photo of adolescent being bullied.

When I was young, walking home from school, two larger boys, with several girls looking on, started pushing me backwards. I didn’t see the low wooden fence behind me. I fell on my rear onto the grass. Everyone laughed at me. Humiliated and furious I ran home.

I plotted revenge, which I hoped to exact over the next few days. Fortunately, I never had the opportunity. That afternoon is etched in my memory, even though it happened over four decades ago! Read more about Bullying: What to do?

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The Pain of Miscarriage

Dr. Paul
Woman at end of dock.
A month ago, my daughter let us know that she was pregnant. We were overjoyed at the prospect of having our first grandchild! We were on the phone with her regularly tracking her progress and sharing in her excitement. Several days ago, she called in tears to tell us that the fetus had no heartbeat and that she would have a miscarriage. With our new technology, a developing embryo can be visualized very early in pregnancy. We were all crestfallen, saddened by our collective loss, and deeply disappointed. It was especially hard for my wife and I since our daughter lives so far away.

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