Archive for August, 2012

My Parents Don’t Like My Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, August 31st, 2012
I'm 20 years old and I've been with my boyfriend for 5 years. We love each other very much and I'm very happy with him. He completes me. The problem is that my parents are against this relationship because he is not in college, he ...

Stress, Bipolar and Cutting

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 31st, 2012
Hi, im 18 years old. im married to a man who was just released from the military, but we are currently separated. ive been cutting on and off since i was 12. and i recently relapsed. ive been doing it as close as every other ...

Do I Have an Eating Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, August 30th, 2012
My parents have been very concerned about my eating lately. They tell me that I'm not eating enough and I'm losing weight too fast and exercising. I know that I don't eat as much as my family, but they are all overweight. I generally eat ...

[Video] How Do I Tell My Parents I Want Therapy?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, August 30th, 2012
These past few months have been different for me. I don’t feel complete. I have no hobbies, romantic relationships, or sports that I enjoy, whereas it seems everyone I know has these things. I belong to a middle class family and we have plenty of ...

Dying, Anger & ADD

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
Well I didn't used to be like this. Recently, id say within the last 6 months or so, ive had uncontrollable anger issues. I keep getting mad at everyone and throwing things or screaming over the smallest, stupidest(is that a word?), stuff and I know ...

Mother and Daughter Switching Roles

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
So, the thing is I haven't been living with my mother for long years. She left when I was about 11. She was supposed to come back but she never did. We did, however meet occasionally and talked on the phone so, thanks to my ...

[Video] I Really Want To Trust My Boyfriend

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost four years. We have a really great relationship. However, over the last few months, I’ve been suffering from anxiety. I feel like something is wrong with our relationship and I am having a really hard time ...

Need Help with Anger Management and Hate Issues

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
My parents devorced when i was 7 i spent the weekends with my dad in a bar he would point his guns at me and some times he would put them to my head and pull the triger and laugh and say he knew it ...

I’m Afraid My Husband is Cheating

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 27th, 2012
My husband and I have been married for 25 years. The last two years we have gone through bankruptcy, a short sale, our autistic son becoming physically violent with us, and losing most of our retirement savings in the stock market. For the last 8 ...

[Video] Anger Management Issues?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Monday, August 27th, 2012
Lately, I’ve been getting in trouble a lot at school and home. I think I have anger management. I always flip out at people, and I have a bad attitude. I get really stressed sometimes. I wonder if I have anxiety. I have a fear ...

Why am I Staying with my Boyfriend?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, August 26th, 2012
OMG I am so confused and so frustrated by my confusion. If I am leaving my boyfriend and I know for sure that I am, then why do I care where he goes, who he's with, what he does or who he does? It doesn't ...

Does My Husband Have a Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 26th, 2012
I fear my husband's paranoia and anger is getting worse. I use to joke about my husband being "paranoid" and always "assuming" the worst. I thought he did it jokingly but it's getting worse. If I've cooked a meal and it doesn't come out right ...