Category: Ask Nina

Ask Nina: My Husband Passed Away, How Do I Move On?

  By Nina Rubin   Dear Nina, My husband passed away 8 months ago from a car crash. I can’t seem to get through this. All I can think about is how I didn’t do enough or that I could have been better to him and I miss him so much. We have a daughter and I try to focus on her but I feel like everything I do with her is fake. How do I go on? Signed, Grieving   Dear Grieving, I’m so sorry to read your sentiments and learn about your grief. A sudden loss of...

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Ask Nina: How Do I Show Her How Much She Means to Me?

  By Nina Rubin   Hi Nina, I have a dear friend who means the world to me. She has seen me through thick and thin, through good times and bad. She always has great advice and never acts like I’m a burden. We’re both busy people and sometimes it’s hard to get together, even though we live pretty close to one another. How do I show her how important she is to me? What a great role model she is? How positively she has impacted my life? I feel like words aren’t enough. Thanks, Emily   Dear Emily,...

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Ask Nina: I Quit My Job Because of My Abusive Boss, Now What? {Part 2}

  By Nina Rubin   *see first question here Dear Nina, I just quit my job. Just quit. It was an abusive environment, and I know it was the best thing for me in the short term, but I am worried about how this is going to effect me long-term. Even though I quit, I’m still stressed beyond measure. I feel like I’m always on edge, and I’m blaming myself for everything. I feel like a failure. I feel like I have to start from scratch, proving myself to everyone. I feel like I’ll never be able to work...

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Ask Nina: My Boss is Insecure & Abusive, What Should I Do?

  By Nina Rubin   Hi Nina, I’m working in a hostile work environment. My boss doesn’t trust me to do my job, but I know I’m doing good work. I believe that my boss’ insecurity with his own performance is bleeding into his evaluation of my work. I’ve tried not taking it personally, detaching, turning it back on him, being calm/reasonable, defending my performance, engaging, not engaging, etc. I think his treatment has crossed the line into abuse. What do I do? Sincerely, Lobster   Hi Lobster, This work environment sounds awful, pure and simple. Without knowing about...

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