Archive for June, 2013

Best Friend and His Girlfriend Are Moving in with Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 24th, 2013
My best friend lives in New Zealand and I live in California. I have liked him since the day I met him and he liked me. I always went to New Zealand twice a year for a job and we would always be inseparable and ...

Problem Passed Down through Generations

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
I have been married for 23 years. My husband used to be more affectionate but it has waned over the years. It is however, not completely gone. He will hold me at night as he falls asleep, kiss me upon arriving home ...

Overcontrolling Mother

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
I am 23 years old i come from a verbally abusive family my dad is a closet drinker and my mom is a screamer . I just recently moved out of my house and now currently living with my grandma on the east coast . ...

Daughter’s Boyfriend Needs Help

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
My daughter has been dating a young man for about 18 months while away at college. He can be very nice but has a history of drug and alcohol abuse- which he says he is stopping. He was a victim of child abuse and ...

Emotionally Unfaithful?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
My partner started talking to a girl through a game. It quickly escalated with her asking him to get an app kik so they could talk more. I thought this was inappropriate but he did it anyway. They started taking heaps. Seemed like she was ...

Boyfriend Has a Child

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, June 21st, 2013
I met a guy on Facebook we began speaking and all was going well. we then decided to meet for the first time it was spectacular I fell in love with him instantly as he says he did with me. after a few days or ...

Memory of Rape

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 21st, 2013
I was being sexually harrassed by a boy started at 7, he was in 7th grade and I was in 1st. He helped out in the school a lot and whenever he did he would lick me and say nasty things to me. He told ...

11 Years Old and Feeling Different

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, June 20th, 2013
Okay, so I'm 11 and this is the first time I am using this site and I am hoping that this site will take me seriously, other than other websites that simply spammed my question. So I've been feeling very anxious, paranoid, and sad lately. Everything ...

Showing Signs Of Schizophrenia & Bipolar?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 20th, 2013
All of my life I've seen or heard hallucinations. Whether they be simple voices saying, "Over here!" while being all alone, or waking up to seeing a person on my ceiling that isn't there, it's happened all my life. I've never discussed this with anyone, ...

Just Shy or Something More?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
I am a 28 year-old woman who works as a produce clerk at a grocery store. I've always been called "shy", but lately it's gotten to the point where I am so uncomfortable speaking to my co-workers about anything other than immediate work-related tasks, ...

Hating Life in Foreign Country

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
I remarried 5 years ago and moved to my husband's native country (non english). My 2 sons are grown up and have their own lives in my native country I visit every 2 months. Since living here I have not been able to feel at home. ...

Is Something Wrong with Me?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Hi, I don't know whether I am just reading too much into things or whether there actually is something wrong with me. I have noticed that I am very sad quite often I have also noticed that I tend to fidget a lot and cannot ...