Ask Ms. Vicki

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.

Girlfriend Fears What His Joining the Marine Corps Means

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, My boyfriend and I have been together a little over a year. I am starting college in the fall, and I will not be able to bounce around the country with him as he is getting stationed at different bases. My boyfriend graduated high school last year. All of a sudden, he asked me if I would stay with him if he joined the Marin... more

She Wants to Know if She's in an Unhealthy Relationship

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki,  I have been in a very up and down relationship with my current boyfriend for almost two and a half years now. I was wondering if you could please help me figure out if I'm in an unhealthy relationship.  First off, we got into this relationship very quickly and he did cheat on me in the beginning. I contacted both of his exes a... more

Her Friend Judges Her Enlisted Boyfriend

Ms. Vicki

Hey Ms. Vicki,  I’m not a military spouse, but my boyfriend and I have been together for a few months and we’re really happy together. We’re both flexible about almost everything and just try to make each other happy. He’s a senior airman and I just graduated college with my bachelor’s degree --  so now we're ready to take on the world! (Or at ... more

How Do We Stop Our 15-Year-Old Daughter's Problem Behavior?

Ms. Vicki

Hello Ms. Vicki, I’m writing because I can’t handle my 15-year-old daughter’s tantrums any more, but I don’t know how to stop them.  Shannon (that’s what I will call her here), has always been our little princess until now. She’s the only girl in our family with our two sons. Shannon is also the youngest. So you can see why she has always been... more

She's Fallen for a 'Soldier' With a Fishy Story Online

Ms. Vicki

Dear Ms. Vicki, I am a 50-year-old Spanish woman in love with a military man. I met him in a chat on the internet, and he sent me pictures of himself. We started to chat everyday and began texting by phone. He is in Kabul and has been there for two years. I asked him when he could come see me for his vacation, but he says that he hasn't... more

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