Archive for December, 2012

Should I Stay with my Boyfriend?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 31st, 2012
Me and my boyfriend have been together for six years, he is the only person that I have ever had any kind of sexual relationship with. Our relationship has always been a little rocky, since we have been together I have caught him talking ...

Stealing, Bullying, Lying

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 31st, 2012
The past 2 months have not gone the way I thought my senior year would go at all, At the beginning of my senior year, on of my friends I had not seen in a about 4 months died of a failed liver. The following ...

6-Year-Old Knows Too Much

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 30th, 2012
My husband and I overheard my six year old and my three year old sons talking about 'kissing' each other's penises. When we asked them about this, my three year old said that the six year old kissed his yesterday but that he didn't ...

Boyfriend Can’t Cope with My Past

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, December 30th, 2012
I have currently been dating my boyfriend for a little less than a year. My boyfriend has several issues he is trying to work through and I want to know what can I or we do to help him overcome these issues. 1. I have had ...

Brother Lacks Friends

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 29th, 2012
y older brother is 17 and doesn't seem to have any friend. He just got in university and never goes out. He used to have a few friends in school but now he stays in home all day and I never heard about any of ...

My Friends Are Extremely Depressed & Have A Suicide Pact

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, December 29th, 2012
Since last year, I have discovered that many of the people around me are depressed. I, myself, are on and off,(a little portion of the bipolar in my gene pool.) Last year, one of my close guy friends, who I've known since I was two, ...

Afraid to be Open with Therapist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, December 28th, 2012
I recently started seeing a therapist at my University because of anxiety, and I want to tell her about something that happened 4 years ago that I've never told anyone. I was 15. My boyfriend wanted me to give him oral sex, which I'd never ...

Reoccurring Past Issues

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 28th, 2012
I grew up in an abusive household. I have been in and out of therapy for around twenty years. I have begun another bout of depression and find that much of the stuff I have worked on before is plaguing me again. Will these issue ...

Troublesome Child

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Hello, I have several phobias, and am slight OCD, Bi-Polar. My husband is loving but a militant parent. We try to parent as a single force, but my two kids know he's stricter. My son who is 7, and rebellious since 3, continues to ...

My Wife Is Explosive

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 27th, 2012
I am writing to find a manner to cope with or gain insight into my wife's behavior. There are probably multiple areas but I will attempt to summarize in the allotted space. Today she went into a tirade which concluded with her typical threat to leave ...

Afraid of Middle-Aged Men

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
Back story of my problem. When I was a child my step-father molested me. Since then, I have this irrational fear of white middle-aged men that are bigger than me. As soon as they grow elderly and feeble that fear dissipates, and up until they ...

Friend’s Strange Behavior

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
I am very very concerned about my friend. She has a family history of Schizophrenia, and I am beginning to question whether she might be beginning to develop symptoms of it herself.. She is in her early 40s and in the last 8 months, her ...