Archive for November, 2012

Struggling with Medication Recovery

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 12th, 2012
I am perfectly healthy and in my mid 20's, and I recently got married. My husband is very loving and supportive of me in every way, including my decision to not take ADD medications that I used to be prescribed in huge doses. I made ...

Parents Won’t Accept My Boyfriend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, November 12th, 2012
Firstly i have been with my boyfriend for 4 years the first few years we were going out secretly as my parents are quite strict. He is half Australian half Greek cypriot which in my parents eyes are a no no he needs to be ...

Is My Husband a Sociopath?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, November 11th, 2012
I met "John" in high school, we dated, married, had two children, divorced for 11 yrs., have been back together now for over 7 years, our relationship is better this time. John had 14 yrs. of service working a union job; John had a heart attack, ...

Dad Abuses Mom

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 11th, 2012
So my dad is abusive to my mother and me. He's thrown things at my mom and spit on her. He's dumped hot coffee and food on her. I want her to leave him. She is so close to getting a promotion in her work ...

Anger Issues

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 10th, 2012
I think I have an anger problem. I am a sixteen year old girl and I get extremely easily angry and upset. I can rage for hours without really having a proper reason for it. It's most often because of my parents denying me things, ...

Husband Says Insulting Me is Fun

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, November 10th, 2012
My husband has very low self esteem, and he takes that out on me through a nearly constant barrage of insults, name calling, and accusations. I know it is verbal abuse, but I am committed to helping him through this. His treatment of me is ...

How to Help Daughter with Multiple Problems?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 9th, 2012
How do I help her? My family has a history of schizophrenia. I grew up with both a grandaddy and aunt who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, so I know just what it looks like. By the time my daughter was showing symptoms she ...

Physical Attraction to Someone Else

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, November 9th, 2012
Last night, I made a huge mistake. I cheated on my husband. I do love him, very much; it's just that the spark between us for the most part has become a low flame. I didn't have sex with this other man, but I was ...

Is it Already too Late?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, November 8th, 2012
I have been with my bf for 5yrs we fight everyday i feel he dont care, i complain he wont spend time with me and he does nothing. when i try to discuss issues with him he ignores me or it turns into a fight. ...

Post-Surgery Depression

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Hi, I just had Jaw arthroplasty surgery 11 days ago. Lately I’ve been crying everyday and just been sad a lot. I’ve been insecure about the scar I have now and the part of my hair the doctor had to shave, it’s under my hair ...

Sex Before Marriage

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
My girlfriend and I have been together for 6 months now, since the beginning of the relationship we have been having sex with no problem, no issue or anything like that. About a month ago I notices a change in her behavior and he interest in ...

Unfair Punishment?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
My boyfriend and I have known each other for 3 years and have been dating on and off for 2 and a half years. Recently we just started dating again. It has been 3 months. Yesterday, we were are my house just hanging out. No ...
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