Archive for February, 2012

How to End an Inappropriate Relationship?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, February 10th, 2012
I developed an emotional attachment to a man at my gym after he showed a lot of interest in me and I eventually decided to return the interest. We became extremely attached to each other, he was very intense emotionally. We did not get to ...

Severe Depression

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, February 10th, 2012
Hello I am 13. Years old and I think I have depression. I have taken 7 tests for depression and they all say I do have depression. I am not comfortable talking to my family about this. I need to talk to some one I ...

He Doesn’t Talk to Me Anymore

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 9th, 2012
My boyfriend and me have been together a little under 3 years. I am 18 and he is 19 (almost 20). Lately I've been living with him and his family. We decided this because we never saw each other due to our job schedule. It ...

Is This a Panic Attack?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, February 9th, 2012
Hi, whenever i go to school, and walk through the hallways whether there are a ton of people or no one at all i feel like people can hear me breathing and then i start to feel like i cant breathe. My chest feels tight ...

No Problems but Still Depressed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
I've been depressed most of my life since I was a teenager. There were some times when I was happy but I always go back to being depressed. I have been to therapy three times. Now I haven't been feeling that depressed but I've been having ...

My Guy Lives in Another State

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
I need advice on what I should do about a guy that lives in another state. We are in a very complicated situation. I am 16 years old and in a situation I can't figure out to do. I moved to Indiana this year, my junior ...

Fiancee Continually Lies

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
From Iran: My fiancé has lied to me about the most basic of things. She said she studied in the United States for her masters, and as a trusting soul I believed her. I never once asked questions regarding her past and the fact ...

I Am Lost

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
I study communication engineering and I've failed in three subjects out of five so far what can I do? In addition I don't know what to do or where can I start from. I feel that I can't decide anything anymore. A: The angst that you ...

Should I See a Doctor?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, February 6th, 2012
well, i know for a fact i have depression. my friend had it exactly how i have it and well vicodine helps a lot with that, but it does affect my life since i have no energy and no fun at all when i am ...

Insecure

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, February 6th, 2012
Being successful works against me because no one understands why I’m so insecure. When it comes to school, work, finances, I feel like I have things together. Even though I feel like I don't really know what I’m doing I manage to keep things together on ...

Helpers Disagree on Ways to Help Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, February 5th, 2012
I am currently in a program called Drug Court in VA. I have been in the program for almost 3 years. I have worked on very heavily the abandonment issues from my Father. I have come to a very comfortable point of acceptance, ...

Guilt Over Brother’s Suicide

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, February 5th, 2012
My brother and I had been very close as kids, grew apart as we grew up, but always on good terms. He had a rough life, especially mentally. A few years ago, he sent me a letter saying he had a rifle and talked about ...