Joy Browne (born 24 October 1944) also named Dr. Joy, is an American radio psychologist. Browne was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and educated at Rice University in Houston, TX. A graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, with an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology, she is a licensed clinical psychologist who was first on the air in Boston at station WITS, where she did a program called Up Close and Personal in the late 1970s. Today, her syndicated show is one of the longest-running call-in therapy shows in the United States. It originates from radio station WOR (New York City). Browne takes a no-nonsense approach to callers, trying to home in on a problem without getting caught up in a caller's long stories or digressions. Browne is also known for her 'one-year rule', which states that people who have lost a spouse or partner due to break-up, death or divorce should wait at a minimum one year before resuming romantic relationships. Dr.
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