Archive for February, 2013

Feel Trapped in Relationship

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, February 10th, 2013
I started dating my current boyfriend of two years right after I graduated college. He is a bit older than I. He is established with his career and has been very clear since we started dating that he has no plans or desires to ever ...

Mom Depends on Men Too Much

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, February 10th, 2013
My mother has always been dependent and had someone to support her. She lived at home until she and my father married. When they divorced, she was already involved with her next partner. Recently, we moved out of his house and she had, some time ...

Mental Health Scare

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, February 9th, 2013
Over the past year I have developed some unusual ways of thinking and behavior that I have no idea how to handle. I have become more and more socially withdrawn. I never leave my house, and rarely get out of bed. My fiance has been ...

Weird Behaviors

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 9th, 2013
From an 18 year old young woman: I have started to notice my weird behaviors. I don't have many friends and I prefer to be alone. I do this weird hand flapping thing when I get too excited. I am confused and sad a ...

Very Insecure About Myself

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 8th, 2013
In fact, I am insecure about almost everything. I can't help but compare myself to other girls and I feel really ugly and fat. I never liked the way I looked or how my body shape is like. Whenever I see these really pretty girls, ...

Coping with Mentally Ill Family Members

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, February 8th, 2013
My father is narcissistic and borderline. We have seen signs that he may also be histrionic and antisocial as well. He used to be a pastor, but when he left the ministry, there was no one feeding his narcissism any longer and he started ...

Fiancé is a Heroin Addict

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 7th, 2013
We have a 7month old. He works full time, but when he runs out of money for his addiction he asks me to lend him money from payout i got. Says he will give it back next pay next pay next pay and so on. ...

Can BDSM Behavior Be Healthy?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 7th, 2013
Me and my boyfriend have been dating for more than 3 years, and about the get married soon, he was the one that introduced me into this world, I can't help but feel that there is something wrong with this kind of passion to BDSM. I ...

Lonely and Lack Friends

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
I usually cry myself to sleep at night. I come from a divorced family. I get bullied quite a bit for being fat. People just don't like me. All I do is sit and play on the computer most of the day. All I want ...

Unsolved Problem

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
I have never been to a therapist before because I always thought that it would be better if I can get better on my own or with the help of friends or family ... However, I have been having a problem for three to four ...

Should I Quit Therapy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
I have recently started seeing a therapist and he said I have depression and PTSD from severe childhood abuse by many people. Needless to say, I have trust issues. He is te first therapist that I have been able to open up to, as he ...

Friendless and Alone

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
I am 21 years old and I feel like I have no friends in life. After high school I lost touch with a lot of people, which I know is normal (a lot of them moved away). I did not make any good friends in ...
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