Archive for September, 2012

Am I Schizophrenic, Too?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
My sister was diagnosed schizophrenic recently. After researching it and dealing with her, I am worried I have it. I have believed for a long time that I can know peoples thoughts, feelings, and problems. I believe they can know mine. I get scared to ...

Ready to Make Friends — but How?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
I am supposedly starting college in august after 2 years of going through financial aid hell. I had to get a job straight after high school and I have saved up my money. I've never really been one to make friends; I had maybe a ...

[Video] I Feel Ashamed about Being Molested as a Child

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Monday, September 17th, 2012
I’ve started thinking of my past life and how naive I was. Then horrible memories have come back to me. When I was around 9 going to 10 I was molested by a ...

Should I Leave My Angry Husband?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, September 17th, 2012
I am twenty-five years old and have been married since I was nineteen. My husband is the only man that I have ever been with. I've known him since I was fifteen. My husband has also had anger management issues, but it wasn't until ...

Stepdad Tried to Kiss Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 16th, 2012
I'm 14. this is the first time ive talked sbout this. i have a stedad & he has raised me like his own daughter but about a mionth ago he tried to kiss me ,i stopped him , he came from work 2 hours later ...

Mother Hoarding Dangerous People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, September 16th, 2012
My grandmother (mother's mother) was diagnosed with schizophrenia back in the 1960s. Although diagnosed, she was harmless and loved her family. My father passed away five years ago. My mother's father died when she was 3. She married my Dad at 18. Since ...

Can’t Cope with Best Friend’s Death

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, September 15th, 2012
My best friend died this morning, I don't know how to cope. We've known eachother for years, the closest of friendships. WE'EVE NEVER left each others side, he's always been there for me and same for him. He was on a bike ride ...

Curious about Categorization

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, September 15th, 2012
This isn't an urgent question, just something I've been pondering lately. When I was a kid, probably 11 or 12 though I can't say for sure, I got the idea in my head that the world was going to come to an end in my ...

Can’t Get Past Brother Sexually Abusing Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 14th, 2012
Hello, I'm 17-year old girl. I've been experiencing a slight incest-ish sexual abuse. One and the first of them was by my big brother who was 18 at the time. (we have two years of age gap so I was 16) It was midnight or ...

What Do I Do with my Wife?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, September 14th, 2012
I have a problem with my wife (Age 30) and I have reached a point where I do not know how I should deal with her. We have been married for over 10 years with 4 kids, all under 10. She has a very unpredictable/random personality to ...

Fiance Conned Me and Left Before Wedding

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, September 13th, 2012
So long story short. Got engaged a year ago to a man who made me feel amazing, most of the time. I was completely in awe of him as i have suffered with self esteem issues and depression and he seemed to love me so ...

Paranoid Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Hi, I have been dating my boyfriend for four months. This is the strangest relationship I have ever been in. He is super paranoid and carries a pistol everywhere because he has to be on alert in case something goes down. He doesn't do drugs ...
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