Archive for August, 2013

Boyfriend’s Overbearing Mom

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 31st, 2013
My boyfriend's mom is really overbearing its crazy! she gets mad whenever we god forbid don't eat dinner at their house when she cooks . one time we were leaving to go stay at my place and she's like "where are you going?!" and my ...

Out-of-Context Emotions

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, August 31st, 2013
I don't often feel my emotions but when I do feel them they are in full force and usually out of context. For example, when bad things happen I have a minimal reaction but when small upsetting incidents occur I burst into uncontrollable tears. The ...

Emotional Abuse by Father

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 30th, 2013
I'm 21 and I didn't have an easy life. My dad has always demanded so much of me that it ended up draining me and sending down a spiral of depression, OCD, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts. My dad's constant pressure has never allowed me ...

Weird Feelings for a Long Time

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, August 30th, 2013
Hi, I usually feel a little paranoid about these forums, but I just want an opinion. I don’t even know where to start. I've dealt with self esteem issues for a long time. In high school I was known as the weird girl who ran ...

Wanting Constantly to Redo Life

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 29th, 2013
I'm not satisfied with my life at all. Ever since I was a teenager, I constantly view my life as flawed, and I want to relive it. I feel like I didn't even experience certain parts of my life, like teenhood. I spent lots of ...

Boyfriend’s Repeated Anger Problem

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, August 29th, 2013
MY BF of 1 yr. we live together. He is 63, 15 yrs older than me. He works long hours and is tired and can be grumpy. He can be controlling does not want me doing anything but being with him. My daughter who is ...

Sexually Abused by my Step-Brother

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
I don't know what to do, when I was a child I was sexually abused by my step-brother and this went on from ever since I can remember up until I was around 13, I have memories from when I was 6ish, but there only ...

Don’t Feel like an Adult

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
I turned 18 a while ago. I feel like I'm still a kid. I keep envisioning this future where I'm doing okay, and I'm actually a very classy lady. I've asked my fiancé (wedding is planned for about five years in the future, have to ...

Normalizing Sleep Patterns

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
I am an 11 year old girl and school starts next week but summer made my whole sleep pattern weird and I end up going to sleep at 3-6 and waking up at 10-12 can anyone help? A: Glad you are asking this important question. ...

Perimenopausal and Angry

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
I am a 48 year old woman, still menstruating and always feel angry. It seems the minute I get home, I start feeling the anxiety and angry. I am a very organized and hard working person, I expect everyone at home to be ...

Not Allowed to See Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, August 26th, 2013
My parents won't let me see my boyfriend of 8 months. I am 16 and he is 17, and they can't see what I see in him. He's had a difficult life that I haven't been anywhere near and I think that's part of the ...

Can’t Stop Picking at Skin

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 26th, 2013
I don't know why i pick my skin but i pick on it so much that i have scars and wounds that i tell my self my makeup covers. I have been having this problem since 6th grade when i first got pimples. At ...