Kari O'Neill Issaquah Highlands Counseling Group

Our very own Kari O’Neill, MSW, LICSW is featured monthly in the Issaquah Highlands publication, Connections, sharing wisdom with readers in her column, “Ask Kari.”

Do you need advice from Ask Kari? Use the email form to submit your questions or send your message to kari@ihcg.co.

All questions will be answered in future Ask Kari columns. All personal information will remain confidential and will not be published. 

This column is for entertainment purposes only.

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Ask Kari: How should I ask my son if he’s using drugs?

Dear Kari, My son came home for the holidays from college and I think he might be using drugs. He spent most of the visit in his room or meeting ...
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Ask Kari: Why is my father hiding his new relationship from me?

Dear Kari, Recently I went to my dad’s house for dinner, and I accidentally met a woman that I think he is dating, as she was leaving his house when I ...
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Ask Kari: Should I go to college next year or wait until I have more money saved up?

Dear Kari, I am graduating this year from high school and I picked my college for next year, University of Washington. The problem is my parents have told me that ...
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Ask Kari: My wife won’t let anyone babysit our kids — what can I do to get some alone time with her?

Dear Kari, I am desperate for alone time with my wife. We have two children, ages 2 and 4, and she is a great mom but she will absolutely not ...
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Ask Kari: How can I convince my friend to stop over-sharing details of his personal life on Facebook?

Dear Kari, My friend overshares on Facebook. He posts everything, I mean everything about his life. Where he had lunch, what the doctor told him, where he spent his day, ...
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Ask Kari: Should I continue to buy holiday gifts for my grown nieces and nephews?

Dear Kari, I am getting ready to do my holiday shopping and I am confused about when to stop buying gifts for my extended family. I have many nieces and ...
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Ask Kari: How can I manage my stress on the road when I’m frustrated with terrible drivers?

Dear Kari, Help, I am finding myself more frustrated then ever when I am driving around town. Each day I feel my temper getting hotter at the terrible drivers I ...
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Ask Kari: I just moved to Washington – how can I break out of my shell and meet new people?

Dear Kari, I just moved to Washington and I don’t know anyone in town. I do not have the best social skills, but I am interested in developing them to ...
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Ask Kari: My husband didn’t acknowledge our wedding anniversary – what should I do?

Dear Kari, It was just my twelfth anniversary and my husband did not do anything around our special day. I did not even get a “Happy Anniversary” acknowledgment or an ...
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Ask Kari: How do I end a relationship with someone I recently met online?

Dear Kari, I met a new man online at the beginning of summer and now I am ready to end the relationship. How do I end it without any hurt ...
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