Archive for April, 2012

Can’t Convince Grandma I’m Mentally Ill

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
about 4 years ago, I was diagnosed with both dysthymia with major depression, and post traumatic stress disorder. My mother left not long after. she was abusive and convinced my dad to be abusive. I spend most of my free time with my grandma, who ...

Normal not to Remember Abuse?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 16th, 2012
I was sexually abused when I was a child. I don't have any really consistent memories. the only consistent memory i have is not normal. basically, it was at an after school program, i was about 7 years old. he ...

16 and Pregnant — Again?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, April 16th, 2012
I had a little girl about 4months ago. And well I got cheated on. So we fought a lot. Things are better. So what do you do after you fight? You have makeup sex... Well never again for me. I could be pregnant again.. What ...

I Want Help — But I Don’t

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, April 15th, 2012
My now 22-year-old brother was diagnosed with Bipolar, Aspergers, ADD and OCD when I was 12. He’s always been verbally abusive and sometimes violent to me and my 19-year-old brother. He’s never seriously hurt us and he’s been medicated for years, but I’m still ...

I Never Feel Good Enough

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Hello, first of all I'm going to thank you for taking time to read my story. I'm 14. I wil start off by saying that my parents are divorced. I go one week with my m an other week with my dad. When I was ...

Tired of Trying to Fix My Life

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, April 14th, 2012
I feel like my life is falling into pieces and scattering into all different directions, and as I try to pick up all the pieces I lose some more. I miss my father who died of lung cancer when I was 10. I miss my mom ...

Is My Stepbrother a Peeping Tom?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, April 14th, 2012
I have been staying at my mums house for the last month while looking for more suitable accommodation. On two occasions I have noticed someone trying to look in my bathroom window as I've come out of the shower. I couldn't see them properly but ...

Am I Schizophrenic?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, April 13th, 2012
I have been reading about schizophrenia and it seems to match the way i think. It started in high school, where i always felt paranoid about everything, thinking that everyone was always talking about me behind my back. It made me very anti-social, and i ...

OCD vs. Phobia Problem?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, April 13th, 2012
Hello, please help! I am a 48 year old male, married with kids. I have always had some degree of anxiety (a worrier), usually very minor but with all the stressors I've endured lately (double job loss, part time business failure), I believe it ...

Night-time Anxiety

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Hello, Ok I'm 19 and I have a 5 month old baby girl. I’m also married unemployed and living in my own apartment with my husband. I am constantly scared. It happens at night. I dread the minute my husband wants to go to bed. ...

Drug Addiction is Hurting Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, April 12th, 2012
My boyfriend and I have been together for almost three years. We get along great and would do anything for each other. However, our relationship has taken a slight turn for the worse just this past month. My boyfriend smokes marijuana everyday (I personally do ...

Trust, Jealousy & Abandonment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
I have been in a relationship for a little over a year and every time I open up my heart and fall in love I find that I become insanely jealous of other single women that my boyfriend engages with. As background, my father cheated ...
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