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Archive for April, 2013

Adopted Teen Wants “Normal” Family

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
I am very confused right now. I don't know if I am happy because I always feel like something is missing in my life and I know I shouldn't ask for more. I was adopted when I was 3 years old by a single middle ...

Wife Unsure if She Loves Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
I have been married for 10.5 years now and we have 2 amazing children. About three years ago my wife approached me and said that she was basically done with the relationship unless I changed things. I feel that I have changed those ...

Problems with My Family

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Hi, I am one of four sisters and have four brothers. We are a total of eight siblings. My father past away almost six years ago and so did my grandmother from my mother’s side. My mother was left to care for us all. She ...

Wife’s Overspending Causing Marital Stress

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
I am a soldier who is currently deployed. My wife who is home with our 2 children spends all of our money. I don't know what to do with my life, my relationship and family. My wife and I have been married for 5 years ...

Teen Refusing Professional Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 22nd, 2013
A 19 year old family member who was diagnosed with ADD as a teen and recently diagnosed as bipolar refuses to get professional help. He has had previous drug issues as well as law issues. no violence just dumb but it is straining our family, ...

Am I Normal or Not?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, April 22nd, 2013
I have thought maybe I would classify under ultradian/rapid cycle bipolar because my father, grandmother and great-grandfather suffered from bpd and my moods change over the course of hours to a couple of days at most. However I don't really suffer through "manic" episodes, ...

Adolescent Curiosity or Worse?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, April 21st, 2013
This is really hard for me to talk about, but ever since I was 12 I've been sexually interest to animals (dogs in particular) I know this is wrong and I hate myself for it. I find myself dreaming about sex with dogs, and surfing ...

Feeling Betrayed and Adrift

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, April 21st, 2013
I am 21 years old girl and I've got much interest in psychology. So sometimes I doubt that I'm assuming all problems and in real I'm OK. Summarizing all issues, I have trust problem so I'm very reserved. I am survivor of suicide and also ...

What Should I Do?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, April 20th, 2013
At 14, I'm obviously very young, which makes this so much harder. I've been researching and i've come to notice I have symptoms of Bipolar Depression - Depression. I don't know what to do? I don't want to ask my mom to get me ...

Issue with Girlfriend’s Past

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, April 20th, 2013
3 months ago I went back to my home country. I fell in love with my best friend’s elder sister. She is 2 years older than me. We had known each other 3years back but we never spoke. This time we dated few times and ...

Boyfriend was Unfaithful

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, April 19th, 2013
I've been in a relationship with my partner for almost 4 years. We have a son who is just over 1. I thought we had a very good relationship - we just fit, we are very affectionate and have a great sex life. My ...

Miscarried and Grieving Alone

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, April 19th, 2013
I had a silent miscarriage and found out at my 12 week scan that I was no longer pregnant a few weeks ago. Not even 48 hours after finding out the worst news of my life that killed me inside my sister decided to rub ...