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"Having a bad life? Don't worry. It'll pass."
"You're sad about the wrong things, Albert."
Tags:sad, sadness, depression, depressed, depress, depressing, unhappy, unhappiness, date, dates, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, husband, husbands, wife, wives, married life, consoling, sympathetic ear, sympathetic ears, sympathising, sympathizing, sensitive, sensitivity, sensitiveness, mental health, mental state
"My mother doesn't understand me."
Tags:cleaning lady, cleaning ladies, janitor, janitors, janitorial staff, janitorial lady, therapy, therapist, therapists, psychoanalysis, psychoanalyst, shrink, shrinks, mental health, childhood trauma, childhood traumas, mother issue, mother issues, mummy issue, mummy issues, sympathetic ear, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, exec, execs, executive, executives, good listeners
". . . and that dumb Mrs. Parker could have figured I had the Ace, King and Jack, but no, she goes ahead bidding in hearts. . ."
Tags:bridge, bridge team, bridge teams, bridge player, bridge players, bridge game, bridge games, sympathetic ear, sympathetic ears, barmen, barmen, gambler, gamblers, card game, card games, card-game, card-games, card, cards, gamble, gambles, gambling, bid, bids, ace, aces, king, jack, hearts, drinking your sorrows, drink your sorrows
'Yesterday her kids and my kids started beating up our kids.'
"She no longer laughs at my joke."
Tags:joke, jokes, girlfriends, boyfriend, boyfriends, husband, husbands, wife, wives, married life, relationship breakdown, relationship breakdowns, marital breakdown, marital breakdowns, marriage breakdown, marriage breakdowns, sense of humour, sense of humor, sympathetic ear, drinking your sorrows, laugh, laughs, sympathetic ears, breakup, breakups, happy marriage, happy marriages, relationship advice, marriage advice, marital advice, funny, attraction, attractive, attractiveness, bored, boredom
"Hey, amigo... Been there, done that, bought the tattoo!"
Tags:tattoo, tattoos, body art, skin art, empathy, empathize, empathizing, empathising, empathy, empathise, expression, expressions, sympathetic ear, sympathetic ears, good listener, good listeners, sympathy, drinking companion, drinking companies, drinking buddy, drinking buddies, drinking your sorrows
'For small events, the sympathetic ear, for big ones, the sympathetic stomach!'
'Misery only loves company if the company does't know any specifics.'
'I'm afraid to ask.'
'No, I'm not having car trouble-I just needed a shoulder to cry on.'
"I used to waste a lot of time explaining myself to family, friends and shrinks. Now I only explain myself to Rick."
Tags:explaining, explanation, explanations, bartender, bartenders, barmen, barman, publican, publicans, landlord, landlords, family life, family-life, drinking hole, drinking holes, hobby, pastime, pastimes, personal time, drinking problem, drinking problems, sympathetic ear, sympathetic ears, good listener, good listeners, listening skills
"What a day! My therapy dog bit my life coach."
"I know! - I'm just the same!"
"I hope you have new complaints, because mine are all the same."
The Lonesome Highway - Next 30 Miles No Shoulder to cry on.
"How did I get to be the only one that listens?"
"'Just pheromones,' she says! I thought she loved me! How could she be so cold blooded!"
"They're still putting you under a lot of pressure at work then Harry."
Tags:stressful job, stressful jobs, workload, workloads, work ethic, delegating, delegation, delegations, delegate, delegates, overworked, overwork, overworks, pressure, office job, office jobs, office worker, office workers, stress, stressful, stressed out, unwinding, drinking hole, drinking holes, sympathetic ear, landlord, landlords, barmen, barman
"I resent it when people come in to complain about their spouses, especially when one is my husband."
Tags:husband, husbands, spouse, spouses, married life, married couple, married couples, complain, complains, complaint, complaints, marriage problem, marriage problems, marital problem, martial problems, whine, whines, sympathetic ear, sympathetic ears, landlord, landlords, landlady, landladies, barmaid, barmaids, bartender, bartenders
"This is my last emergency session with you. My bartender gets back from vacation tomorrow."
Tags:bartender, bartenders, barman, barmen, landlord, landlords, publican, publicans, emergency therapy, emergency session, emergency sessions, therapy, therapist, therapists, shrink, shrinks, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychiatry, psychologist, psychologists, alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism, alcohol problem, alcohol problems, drinking problem, drinking problems, sympathetic ear, sympathetic ears, mental health, mental state
"My marriage has broken up. Well, half broken up. I'm still here."
Tags:divorce, divorces, divorcing, divorced, marital breakdown, marital breakdowns, marital problem, marital problems, marriage breakdown, marriage breakdowns, marriage problem, marriage problems, breakup, breakups, break up, break ups, husband, husbands, wife, wives, barmen, barman, sympathetic ear, sympathetic ears, good listener, good listeners
"I'm at my wits end."
Psychiatrist with bartending diploma
"So go back to your mother's, I couldn't give two hoots."
Tags:owl, owls, bird, nocturnal bird, nocturnal birds, breakup, breakups, break up, break ups, break-up, break-ups, divorce, divorces, marital breakdown, marital breakdowns, marriage breakdown, marriage breakdowns, birds, relationships, animal behaviour, empathy, sympathy, sympathetic ear, good listener, good listeners, husband, husbands, wife, wives