Archive for August, 2013

Boyfriend Hearing Voices

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 25th, 2013
So, this all started when my boyfriend mentioned to me that our roommate and the girl he's seeing gossip about him.He says that the girl asks our roommate all sorts of questions regarding him the entire night and have been doing so for over a ...

Partner Quit One Drug, Still Doing Another

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, August 25th, 2013
I have been with my partner for 5 years. He is an electrician and started his own business in 2011. The business fell apart and he developed depression and cocaine addiction which shocked me and all our family. Our relationship fell apart and i moved ...

Is My Guidance Counselor Going Too Far?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 24th, 2013
So I'm a 15 year old girl and my teachers sent referrals to my guidance counselor multiple times for her to speak with me because thy felt I was antisocial. My good friend and her whole family had died and I guess I was a ...

Why Doesn’t He Remember Past Feelings?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 24th, 2013
I am a 32 year old single female. I have recently re-connected with a man I knew in High School. I had a crush on him then and have met with him casually and have feelings for him now. My radar went up when he ...

Boyfriend Losing Interest

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, August 23rd, 2013
My boyfriend and i have been together for two and a half years. We have an 11 month old daughter together. Lately he says he is losing interest in me and he loves me but he is not in love with me anymore and ...

Can Therapy Help Loneliness?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Honestly, I feel kind of funny anytime I talk about this or am actually honest about my feelings regarding this issue. I think it is partly because people tend to give me the "love yourself," "you never know when the perfect guy is coming," "it ...

Bipolar Disorder & Pregnancy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Help! I suffer from severe bipolar disorder. I am now pregnant with my first child. At first in the pregnancy, I was the happiest person in the world, now I get irritable even quicker than before and stay mad 90% of the time. Is there ...

Relationship with Family Friends

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
My entire family has been friends with a family (of four) for over twenty years now. While they have their own family in the area, they have little to no contact with them. Their adult children call our family members "aunt" "uncle" and "cousins". We ...

Can Schizophrenia Symptoms Subside?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
hi, i think im suffering from disorganized schizophrenia and would like to know if the symptoms can subside. i.e disorganized thoughts , odd mannerisms, strange behaviours, there feels like there is a void in my head where i cant recognize my strange behaviour or whats ...

Loveless Marriage

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
My wife and I are in a loveless marriage and very unhappy. We are seeing a therapist, and I feel like it's helping, but my wife is unsure. We both try to do the work of being in a relationship, but our best efforts fall ...

My Abusive Ex-Husband Has Changed

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
I left my verbally abusive husband a year and a half ago. Through that time I had given him chances to make changes and get some help. He had made slight changes in regards to the time he wanted to spend with the family ...

Boyfriend Refuses Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Dear Psych central, I am a recent high school graduate and will be attending college in the fall. My boyfriend and I began dating a few months ago although we were close friends all throughout high school. I love him very much and am deeply ...