Archive for January, 2012

Parents Won’t Listen to Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 26th, 2012
I have a group of fantastic friends, and a guy who I really like and he likes me. My parents won't let me date. They think that this guy is a horrible influence, a manipulative monster and a cruel person. They think this because of ...

Mom Is Taking Over My Life

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
I know I may be young (16) but I am stessed out to the point that I want to run away or harm myself. I do not want to be with this boy, and actually broke up with him already. My mother has actually been ...

Something Socially Wrong with Me?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
I'm stable. I go to school and get good grades. I come from a traditional nuclear family, I know they love me, and I love them back even if they get on my nerves. However, lately I have very distressed about myself. I feel like ...

Mild Paranoia

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
I am always paranoid of what people think of me, who I hang out with and if my friends said "Hi" to me or not. I do not know what to do and I even think about my future of who I will hang out ...

Do I Have Bipolar Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
So I had been bullied all my life, have no friends, I feel like I cant talk to anyone and that I cant trust anyone. I thought I depression but then I would burst out into an episode of high self esteem, wild, impulsive, basically ...

Do I Really Want a Sex Change?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, January 23rd, 2012
I want to be a Woman but I don't know about getting a Sex Change. That is extreme and I am scared. I live with my mom and her boyfriend and my mom does not let me cross-dress in public because she fears that I will ...

Roommate Issues

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 23rd, 2012
I'm sharing an apartment with my girlfriend and two other guys for college and we have all written, signed, and agreed to a set of rules, guidelines, and penalties, being clear that we wanted to make our time here as easy and peaceful as ...

Hating Myself to the Point of Closing Myself Off

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
About 2 months ago, my grandpa passed away. I was really close to him and it was the first death I ever had to deal with. (I'm 15). At first my mother understood my depression, she allowed me to be late for school, and always ...

In Love with an Older Man

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
well my situation is more then complicated. I'm 16 almost 17 and I'm in love with a 11 years older man. and my dad is his boss. we have some things between us in the christmas party he said he cant take it anymore ...

Random Anger

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 21st, 2012
I used to never get angry at anyone until about 5 months ago. I will be talking to someone or just watching TV and I will start getting annoyed for no reason. That in turn will lead to anger but I don't know why. ...

Frightening Sleep Disturbances

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, January 21st, 2012
This is a new problem that has just happened to me twice in the last week. What it is that I wake up and can't move. It's like my brain and body aren't connected. And during this state I feel someone climbing up on ...

Taking on Boyfriend’s Worst Traits

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 20th, 2012
I am a 49 year old female in a relationship with a very jealous and controlling man. I tend to give in to his demands even when they are unreasonable, like having to know where I am all the time. The strange thing is that ...
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