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Ms. Vicki

Ms. Vicki is a native of Dallas, is married to an active-duty Soldier and has three sons. She has a Master's of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently works as a therapist with military servicemembers and their families. She provides services for a wide array of concerns such as combat stress, PTSD, couples and marital problems, depression, grief and loss, stress and coping.

Ms. Vicki also writes an advice column "Dear Ms. Vicki" that appears in the Washington Times, the Fort Campbell Courier and the Heidelberg Herald Post. Ms. Vicki also hosts an internet radio show and blogs on her community site with the Washington Times. If you want to ask Ms. Vicki for advice about your military life, please email her here.

They Broke Up, Now His Girlfriend Is Pregnant

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I'm just looking for some resources for my son, who is six months into a six-year Air Force commitment. He will be stationed in the Washington, D.C., area for two years, and then somewhere else after that. He is not sure if he will be stateside or not. The problem his, he broke up with his girlfriend and then learned that s... more

He's Cheated for 42 Years; She's Afraid She Can't Make It on Her Own

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I've been married for 42 years. Over the years, my husband has cheated on me a couple of times, and I forgave him because he promised that he loved me and said he would never do it again.  Then, three months before our 42nd anniversary, I found out that he's been cheating on me the whole time with Asian prostitutes and tha... more

They're in the Middle of an Adoption and He Cheated

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I am 23 years old, my husband is 24 and we have been married for almost five years. He is an E-5 in the Navy. We have one daughter who is three months old, and we are the foster parents to my husband's two-year-old cousin. We are in the process of adopting his cousin, and the adoption is almost final. We had a hard time get... more

Should She Follow Him Even If He Isn't Promising Anything in Future?

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I've decided to reach out to you because I'm not sure where to go. My boyfriend is currently active-duty military, and he told me today that next month he is putting in paperwork to transfer to the National Guard so he can move back home.  We have been together for 17 months now and we have gone through one deployment. It ... more

How to Get Help If Your Spouse Is Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I'm sorry if my English is terrible, but I'm from Latin America. My husband is a retired Air Force veteran, and he has a very strong addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. The kids and I are under a lot of stress because my husband is becoming more aggressive. We have nothing because he spends all of our savings and ... more

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