The Doctor's In!

Dr. Greg describes how Prop 8 affects his life and explains why a client does "bad things for good reasons."

on Mar 25, 20130

The timing of our decision was borne of the concern for family members who were aging and wanting them to be there while they were still able. We are not starting something new (as in most legal marriages), but celebrating the love that has been there for 23 years. But at present, we have no legal right to "marriage" in California or the federal benefits. Hopefully, that will all soon change.

You also see me going to a gym and training with a trainer. Working-out is one of the most important aspects of my life. Though I have done it since high school, I started working out with a trainer and doing intensive boot-camp style workouts about 10 years ago. Doing so not only changed my health but every aspect of my life for the better. Besides the improved physical aspects, it is the best mood-elevator, mind-sharpener, and stress-reliever I know.

Ten years ago, I was working four different jobs. I had a full-time managerial job in a large non-profit overseeing four departments and approximately 50 employees. But on the side, I was the clinical supervisor for a large mental health research study at a local university. Meanwhile, I taught a class once a week at a local clinical psychology doctoral program and maintained a small private practice of about five patients a week. I literally worked every day from morning until late evening and rarely took time to see friends or even watch a movie and my diet was mostly junk. My relationship with Kevin was significantly strained and my health became compromised. Then the house of cards came tumbling down.

8 comments
aprilsherwood68
aprilsherwood68

Dr.Greg!! Thanks For This Show!! It's So Important We Explain And Create Understanding About Being Over Weight/ Obese!! I Have Been That Way All My Life And Have Been Subject To Bullying My Whole Life!! It Hurts, Even Though I Have Lost Over 250 Lbs, From Procedures etc.... I Am Still Considered FAT By Today's Standards. It's Hard Dealing With This. Sometimes, It Just Doesn't Matter, How Much You Try, The HATRED STILL EXISTS!! Thanks, For Bringing Awareness To This Subject!! HUGS!! Keep Up Your Great Work!!! :) 

baker41
baker41

Dr.Greg, I understand your father went through abuse of his own, but I HATE that he minimizes what he did to you and invalidates your feelings.   I don't understand why you want him at your wedding.   while you seek to separate people from their actions, I think they ARE their actions.....

AnnTurta
AnnTurta

Great episode! I love this show.

bpster
bpster

Doctor Greg your twitter was very hard to find if you could include a link at the end of your blog I'm sure that would be helpful for others. 

bpster
bpster

I just think you're an awesome person, you are so humble it's refreshing. I love how soft spoken and rational you are. I do hope we have change soon, it's been a long time coming. I've been up and down with my weight part of my life. I became obsessed with exercise at points in my life. I've been lucky to live in California where fruit and vegetables are abundant. Interesting show last night, look forward to seeing the progress! Congratulations on your commitment I wish you the very best. Bless! 

Kate_in_CA
Kate_in_CA

Dr. Greg: I really enjoy the show. It's not only entertaining, it's informative. I feel like I learn the most from you. You explain why you do what you do really well. Best of luck in the future and as a fellow Californian, I hope Prop. 8 is struck down.

BravoFanne
BravoFanne

Dr. Greg, I'd just like to say I really admire your style, honesty and professionalism in dealing with your clients. Also admirable is your restraint and calmness in your personal relationship.  My comment is that I really felt for you when you recounted overhearing your partner discussing how your weight gain had so turned him off.  For what it's worth, and I know you're in a long-term, committed relationship, I feel you are deserving of so much more from a partner.  You are youthful, positive and so very hot; your partner seems almost jealous or controlling of you.  Regardless, I just want you to know how much I enjoy your segments.  Good luck.

judy@london
judy@london

 @BravoFanne I agree with all of your comments except the last one,I don't see Dr. Greg's partner as being controlling at all.To me,they both seem very loving and accepting of one another.I really enjoy this show and Dr Greg is my favorite.