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Roxie's Advice Column
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An advice column for everyone

Do you need advice? Are you in a pickle about something that you just can't get your head around? Have you tried talking to your friends and family? Is it all a bit daunting? Well, you're in the right place.

Whether you're here to contact me - Roxie - with your problems directly or whether you just want to read through what others have said, then you are welcome. This is a place to find a bit of serenity to those niggling problems keeping you up at night. I can't promise to help you: but I can promise to be there for you.

about the advice;
Your host for this column is me, , and you probably want to know a little about my advice before you rush into it. I have been helping others since I can remember, and this includes advice. Both my parents are trained counsellors, so I have been raised with a lot of insight. I try to remain unbiased and fair, treating every problem and case in its own measure. I try not to generalise, although sometimes that is necessary. I will try to offer you a real perspective on your issue that you may be lacking; I will not judge, I will only guide. My advice isn't perfect and you shouldn't always take it. You should use what I say to come to your own conclusions and make your own decisions - it's your life at the end of the day, and you're the one who knows it best. That said, I will always try to help you and do what's right for you. That's what I'm here for.

the basics / "rules";
It's pretty simple really. If you want me to answer a question or help you out with something, just write to me: send a PM to roxieh and I will pick it up. Please keep your letter to a single question, with a paragraph of context; if I need more information, then I'll write back.

I am best dealing at relationship issues, but I can also tackle issues in the workplace, self esteem, motivation, etc. etc. It's up to you how personal you get: I will respond in kind.

I will include your letter in the weekly editions and answer them there.

If you're just here for a bit of light reading, then you can browse the already submitted topics and issues.

If you make a submission, please make sure it is in fluent English and free from spelling and grammatical errors.

I will not tolerate meanness on the community comments; flaming or hostile action towards anyone will get you banned, no question. Breaking livejournal's T&Cs will also get you banned - this includes posting private information and harassing other users.

This advice column is not a replacement for medical or legal advice. I am not a qualified advice giver and you are under no obligation to do what I say. I have been helping and advising people for years, but my word is not lore; at the very most, it's supposed to allow you to find out the answer(s) to your own personal situation.

I will not post your LJ username in your submissions - they will remain anonymous. The only exception to this is if you give me express permission to use your username. I will not allow any identifying information about you out into the general world; I am a strict believer in privacy and, even though this is an advice column, believe me when I respect yours.

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