Archive for September, 2012

I Think my Mom is Running Away

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
For the past few weeks there has been a lot of tension in my house with my brother returning from college (he has dropped out of his university and is now attending community college). Everyday is a ticking time bomb and and fights/arguments are unpredictable. ...

Wobbly Relationship

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Well I'm currently engaged. I have been with my fiancée for a little over 2 yrs. It was instant chemistry between the two. We pretty much hung out one day and have been together ever since. For the past 8 months I have been terribly ...

I Am Really Lonely

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
I am an adult child of divorced parents. My family is dysfunctional and after visiting my family this summer I have felt depressed and not motivated to do more than I have to. My grandfather is dying and my dad got into a big fight ...

Am I a Sociopath?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
I have been wondering this for some time, especially in the last few months- Am I a sociopath or am I crazy..? For starters, I had behavior problems as a child, which developed around the age of 7. I was in and out of mental ...

Is My Boyfriend Cheating or Am I Paranoid?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, September 10th, 2012
My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year and a half and we have recently given birth to a baby boy (4 months ago). Our relationship has always had many problems and I have left him many times. I have always suspected him ...

Am I Crazy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 10th, 2012
When I was younger (middle school aged), I had what I think were hallucinations. I tried to tell my grandmother about them but she told me it 'was the devil' and that I should never tell people about it. So I didn't. It happened three ...

Raped & Very Angry

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, September 9th, 2012
I was with a guy for six and a half years and we broke up, and i have been with a girl for three and a half years now(and still going). Just a year or so ago he had raped me. and i keep finding ...

Mid-Life Drug Craving?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, September 8th, 2012
I am 40, professional and from the outside, I'm sure it seems as if I'm doing fairly well. I'm in a job that should be a "dream job". I have been happily in therapy for a long time and I believe I'm pretty self-aware. However, ...

Disgusted by People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 7th, 2012
I'm 18 years old. I believe in taking care of my body. I workout, have a balanced diet and great skin. I don't smoke and I don't take drugs. I strive for perfection in everything i do, which i obviously always end up with. ...

Family Falling Apart since Dad Came out

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 7th, 2012
Since my brother found out my dad is gay he's been extreamly rude and self centered. it's been 2 years. We have no one to talk to and our buisness is all over because of him. What should me and my mother do in this ...

Veteran Needs Help

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, September 6th, 2012
So let's see where do I start , since I was young my mother was constantly in and out of bad relationships where it always found my two brothers and I taking some kind of abuse either verbal or physical. After I left my house ...

Partner is Insecure and Controlling

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, September 6th, 2012
My partner has expressed to me that he has been cheated on in past relationships, so I have tried to be understanding. He constantly questions me about where I am or who I’ve talked to or why my phone is turned upside down. ...