Archive for April, 2012

Dreamed of Miscarriage

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
I recently lost a baby a month and a half ago. The other night I had a dream of being in the hospital holding a perfectly healthy baby. I don't know what it could mean. A: I'm so very sorry for your loss. I suspect that ...

Sleep Problems

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Because of my work as a nurse, I have to get up at 5:00am. It is just the anticipation of this unpleasant hour of waking that seems to keep me from having uninterrupted sleep. I tend to fall asleep easily, sleep for three hours, then ...

Dad’s Bugging Me to Date

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Every time I see my dad, the first thing he asks is if any guys are chasing me. He thinks that I need a boyfriend. I'm a Sophomore in college and haven't had one since my Junior year of high school. I'm fine with not ...

Fiance Won’t Trust Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, April 23rd, 2012
I screwed up big time. My fiancée and I have been together for 5 years and have an 18-month-old daughter. For the past few months I've been feeling increasingly isolated (I'm an at home mom and he's gone with work or projects). ...

Grieving Mother’s Death: How Long?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
From a 63 year old man: I just do not understand what is going on with me but I think I am losing my mind I have had a hard time with my memory. I think that there has been too much going on lately ...

Sudden Extreme Tiredness

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Dear therapist, I have type 1 Bipolar disorder and have been fairly stable lately. My mood swings have been fairly mild, but I have been bothered by this sudden extreme tiredness that overwhelms me every now and then. I was just sitting at work when, ...

Is a Divorce on the Way?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, April 21st, 2012
When already in the 'possible divorce' zone does a husband forgetting your anniversary mean he might not love you? Me and my husband have had a rocky relationship but lately it has escalated to the point of talking about separating or divorce. 7 months after ...

Boyfriend Won’t Talk to Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, April 20th, 2012
This week on thursday my boyfriend was talking to his friend and then came to me and said that he needed a break but still wanted to be my boyfriend. Then i said sure ok. But then later he started talking again to his friend ...

Boyfriend Lies About Drug Use

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, April 19th, 2012
My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years. I knowingly went into this relationship knowing he has done cocaine once to try it and his friends are all into it. I told him at the beginning of our relationship that if he ...

Boyfriend’s Mood Swings Confusing

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
My fiancee and I have fights ever other day, or even every day. He goes from totally happy to hating the world for sometimes no reason. Everytime I confront him of our issues, he quickly makes an excuse saying that he had some physical ...

Who Can I Trust to Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
The hallucinations are starting up again. The more stress the more I'm declining. 2 little girls are drawing and playing on my sidewalk outside my door, and I can't stop thinking they're evil. Every little out of place noise makes me jump and my skin ...

Schizotypal and Want to Stop My Medications

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
I was told by a psychologist that I had a paranoid personality disorder and was scizotypal. I have always struggled to be part of society and been depressed since I was a child, together with many other issues such as body dismorphia, eating disorders, social ...