Archive for November, 2011

Is There Something More Wrong with Me?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, November 10th, 2011
I have been diagnosed with OCD, depression and anxiety about 2 months ago and on medication for them. I feel the medicine has helped calm down the OCD habits but I still am feeling paranoid that random strangers and even family and coworkers are ...

Moving on After a Bad Childhood

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, November 10th, 2011
My mother once told me I never cried as a baby, so she forgot to feed me or change my diapers sometimes. My theropiet my I was a teen said that she thinks I didn't cry because I knew no one would come anyway. I have ...

Mom Called My Brother a Disappointment

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
My mom has been telling people that my brother is a disappointment to her, and he has found out about it. He is obviously upset, and posted an obscene facebook message regarding this situation. They already have a very strained relationship (my mother was abusive ...

Identity Loss From Past Family Dysfunction

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
My family became dysfunctional when I was 13. It took 5 years of my life away from me. Coping during those times was difficult, especially with school. I never told anyone how I was treated at home or what went on, because I was embarrassed. ...

Why Am I Losing My Friend?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
I'm 15. Recently, I feel like my life has been out of my control. My academics are so stressful and I don't feel rewarded for working twice as hard as some people. Also, I have never been the most popular, which is fine with ...

Major Depression Seems To Be My Ball And Chain

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
I’ve been on antidepressants since 1985. I’ve had a bunch of therapy over the years mostly in the mid to late 80's. I believe I understand and have dealt with my childhood issues. Every few years or so I have to switch meds because they stop ...

Boyfriend Losing Interest?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, November 7th, 2011
My boyfriend and I have been together for two years and we never fight. But over time it just seems like he has become less and less interested. We didn't do anything for our two years even though he claimed he had plans for us. ...

Depression, Substance Abuse & Tired of Living

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 7th, 2011
I am so fed up with the fact that I was born the way I was born. I am ugly, fat and have no motivation. It is so hard to watch TV because all I see are pretty people with lots of money. ...

Might I Have Aspergers?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 6th, 2011
I am 39 about to turn 40 and I think I may have asperger's. I live alone, have only one friend, never dated, can't hold a conversation with anyone, very intelligent but am completely isolated from people. I hate changes, very anxious and paranoid when ...

Stay in Loveless, Sexless Marriage for Security?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, November 6th, 2011
I have been married to an abusive man for many years. I stayed because I loved him and believed he would change. He didn't. I continued to stay, telling myself when my children grew up and were out of the house I ...

Are Children in My Future?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, November 5th, 2011
My boyfriend and I have been dating for over six months. I am 27 and have no children. He is 43 and was married for several years. He has three children from his previous marriage. I get along really well with his kids. He ...

Family Never Getting Along

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 5th, 2011
I have been having a problem with my family for about the past few years. I am only 22 and maintain the house and vehicles more than anyone else in the home. I currently attend school so I can one day take over this house ...