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The Doctor Nose Best

Hi, my name is Shelli, and I am addicted to nose spray...

... And the worst part is that there is absolutely no support group to get me through what must have been the most difficult time of my life.

I Do Not Condone Hake Speech

One of my absolute favourite writing jobs was my year-long stint as an Agony Aunty. The problem was that I could never quite take the readers' questions very seriously and ended up giving some rather tongue-in-cheek advice that was only SOMETIMES well-received. Within two months, I was branded a "man hater" (which is SO not true - I love men - they amuse me)! This was one of the columns that got my male readers all worked up!

What NOT to Buy Your Man for Father's Day!

Men are SO high maintenance. Seriously. Take Father's Day, for example when 75 million women worldwide wander aimlessly through their local shopping malls looking for a gift that is both thoughtful

An Icy Reception

It is hard being a supportive and encouraging wife when you are married to a complete and utter nutcase. Now don’t get me wrong, I am VERY conscious of the many ways that Stephen is saintly and wonderful, but there are also times when I look at him in complete bemusement and wonder whether he is actually “all there”. 

Fat Chance!

I have come to the rather alarming conclusion that I am anorexic. This startling revelation occurred when I was watching Dr Phil who was explaining to a rather tearful-looking woman that her child had a severe eating disorder and would need years of therapy. 

Weighty Issues

Maths has never really been my strong point. Oh, don't get me wrong, I know all my times' tables, can recite many of my old theorems and can even add up all my purchases at Woolies to the very cent …

But this whole baby weight thing has got me going around in circles!

Better Late than Pregnant

I love being asked for my opinion - so when a male reader asked for some advice on dealing with his pregnant wife, I couldn't wait to tell him my "Top Tips for Surviving Your Wife’s Pregnancy". Something Living & Loving hasn't yet covered... funny that!

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Morphine!

To be honest, I have never really understood drug addiction. Not that anyone ever woke up and decided that becoming dependent on drugs was a good idea, but I have always wondered why they couldn't just, you know, stop taking them. Until I discovered morphine. And the doctors discovered that I LOVED morphine more than was probably healthy. And took it away from me.

A "Shocking" Babysitter

You know, you accidentally electrocute a friend's child ONCE and they are suddenly all reluctant to let their child come and play ever again.

PMS = Punish My Spouse?

I received a rather fascinating email from one of my male readers wanting to know if the whole PMS thing is real or if it is something we women made up to scare the living snot out of men for one week a month. (Seriously, do they honestly think that we would make something like this up? Note to self: guys are paranoid). Here's what I had to say on the matter...