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-- Updated May 20, 2006 --

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    Welcome to™, a division of™. DearShrink is an Internet Mental Health Center hosted by Ron Sterling, M.D., a General and Geriatric Psychiatrist who also specializes in Adolescent and Family Therapy.

    Yes, Dr. Sterling has been called the "Dear Abby" of Internet psychiatry, but that doesn't make him just older and wiser; he is also caring and funny. is under construction and is being revised and upgraded. We apologize for any outdated material and for any inconvenience.

    We invite you to tour this page of dating advice and to explore the rest of the DearShrink site. DearShrink is filled with information, answers to questions, and rapid ways for obtaining services from Dr. Sterling in person, by phone, by Internet chat, or by e-mail. Click on the About Us button to get more details or call Dr. Sterling at 206-784-7842 to discuss his services.

    Other Advice destinations at DearShrink include:, where Dr. Sterling posts answers and links about mental health, medications, psychiatry, and counseling;, where Dr. Sterling provides comprehensive answers and information about senior mental health and caregiver support;, for links and advice about partner, parenting, and family matters; and,, for links and answers to questions about sex, sexuality, and sensuality.

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   About DateGuru™.™ is where Dr. Sterling posts links and answers to questions about dating and developing relationships as a single person. Please feel free to submit questions or comments to Dr. Sterling about dating. The identities of all readers will be kept strictly confidential and we will use our best efforts to insure that no information will be contained in any published question or answer that might disclose the identity of any reader or any person associated with the reader's question. Dr. Sterling is the only person authorized to read e-mail sent to For further information about your responsibilities when sending e-mail questions to Dr. Sterling and our Privacy Policy, click here.

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    • Online Dating and Relationship Counseling. Dr. Sterling offers e-mail, Internet chat and telephone counseling for your dating and relationship concerns and questions. Check the Online Help page to read more about Dr. Sterling's online and telephone services and how to purchase them.

    • Dr. Sterling Has 30 Years of Counseling Experience. Dr. Sterling has been around, but that doesn't make him just older and wiser. He has been married; he has been divorced. He knows a lot about the highs and lows of dating and single life matters and the relationship issues that can challenge us. His experiences and training give him a balanced perspective that could be called younger and more creative. Dr. Sterling is a caring healthcare provider and advisor who makes a strong commitment to his clients, and who has a sense of humor. For more information about Dr. Sterling, please go to his Biography Page.

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    The MateGuru™ Web site is where Dr. Sterling posts links and answers to questions about partner, marital, parenting, and family matters.

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    Check, the Web site where Dr. Sterling posts links and answers to questions about sex, sexuality, and sensuality. If you are below 18 years of age, please do not visit ErosGuru™ without Parental Permission.

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