Archive for March, 2013

Both My Children Have Died

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 25th, 2013
In the last 2 years I have lost my 27 year old daughter, my 25 year old son and my mother. I don't seem to care about anything anymore. I'm not sure how to live when I don't care. I don't have any energy. I ...

Transgendered Girl?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, March 25th, 2013
There's a girl I met at my college who seems cool, and is very pretty. We've hung out a few times and things seem to be going well but a question she recently asked has me concerned. She said, "How would you react if u ...

Losing Game of Cat and Mouse

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, March 24th, 2013
From Serbia: Hello,first of all i want to say that i am sorry for possible mistakes because my English is not perfect.This is my story: When i was 17 i met some guy on Facebook and he was 30 and he had a girlfriend.I thought it's ...

How to Help My Paranoid Sister?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, March 24th, 2013
My sister is a married 42 year old mother of 2 girls. All of her life is has been a bit paranoid. A few years ago, she began taking drugs and drinking. When she got a full time jib, things seemed to return to normal. ...

Inappropriate Behavior between Daughter, Stepdad

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
It came to my attention that my daughter (almost 17) was playing around with my husband (stepdad). They were poking, kicking, etc - just playing. She got up, went to the bathroom, took off her bra, came back to where he ...

Relationship Issue & PTSD

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
My boyfriend and I have an up and down relationship. He also has PTSD and I don't think its only from Iraq. I think his past has a lot to do with it. He has called me names (which I actually don't take offense too) ...

Pregnant and Feeling Useless

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
I lost my job last September and haven't had one since. I was enjoying the time off for a while, but then found out I was pregnant a few months later. I didn't resume looking for work because my pregnancy has ...

Inequality in Relationship Commitment Level

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
I have been dating a woman for about 2.5 months and suddenly asked for "Time Alone" - "Space" to sort things out in her life, stating she was "emotionally, financially streesed" even on her Facebook page. I honored her request, although this is the second ...

Son Obsessed with Computer Games

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, March 21st, 2013
suggestions to improve son's obsessive compulsion with the computer games. Doesn't relate to anything other than computer. It is taking over his life and as a family we wonder if removing the computer for a month is a good idea. He has Aspergers. What ...

Husband Has Trust Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, March 21st, 2013
My husband has trust issues, and therefore he divides himself into pieces and hands them to different women so if one piece is damaged he still has the other pieces safe. He can't have one complete relationship-emotional and physical- with the same person. It took ...

Depression or Bipolar?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
I served in the military for 7 years with two deployments to Afghanistan and two deployments to Egypt. When my first deployment ended 2008 (13 month tour), my best friend committed suicide and it hit me for a few months. After those few months I ...

I’m Overly Gullible

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
I am very open to suggestion. I believe what I am told, and then take it for real. It doesn't matter who tells me something. It just depends who is telling me at the time, and then I get confused becuase people ...