Archive for October, 2013

Boyfriend Losing Interest

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, October 19th, 2013
my age is 22 years .. me and and my boyfriend have completed 8 years of our relationship. he loves me a lot and i love him more than my life. MY PARENTS AND HIS PARENTS HAVE AGREED TO OUR RELATIONSHIP but from few months ...

Husband of 23 Years Addicted

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, October 19th, 2013
My husband and I have been married 23 yrs and have 2 children together (1 -18yrs old still at home). He had back surgery 13 yrs ago and has been addicted to pain pills ever since. I'm so done! I have tried ...

Intentional Forgetfulness

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, October 18th, 2013
The question I have today has bothered me for a long time. While I was normal for most of my life, the past few years have been evolving many problems for me. For example, I have had numerous problems with skills such as driving. ...

In-Laws Consistently Treat Wife Less Favorably

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, October 17th, 2013
We're looking for guidance around being able to resolve issues with my parent in laws. Albeit perhaps we have to accept there's too much water under the bridge and too much denial to make any purposeful change. My wife & I have been together for ...

Friend Has Odd Delusion

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 17th, 2013
A friend and I were hanging out one day and she decided to tell me that she is part hellhound. Thinking she was playing around, I laughed it off. Deciding to 'play along', I asked her how she knew. She replied by saying that someone ...

Pregnant and Feeling Abandoned

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
I have been with my boyfriend on and off for 10 years since we were 19/22 we are now 29/32 I'm older. We had resolved most of our issues and were in a great place together. Last November he had decided that he was ready ...

Are Voices I’m Hearing Normal?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Hello, I have multiple voices in my head, The voices sound like and suggest what i should do. For example when i wake up in the morning, its like i talk to my self and it (the voice) says "you might aswell get up or ...

Mistrustful for No Reason

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
I've been with my boyfriend for about a year and a half and I'm deeply in love with him. The first few months of the relationship were blissful, as they should be, and that hasn't changed, but sometime after month 4 and saying "I love ...

Stay or Go?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
I don't know what to choose - stay home and continue my studies or move in with my boyfriend in another country. My boyfriend wants me to go there and study. I also wanted to continue my studies in Romania, join a student organization, be ...

Is Creating a World in Your Head Really a Problem?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, October 14th, 2013
I guess as long as I can remember I have created worlds with characters that seem to have cameras following them everywhere in my head. but it would always seem as if the characters were real. they had personalities, pet peeves and even conversations with ...

Relationship Issue

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, October 14th, 2013
So here is a synopsis of my problem: I'm a 24 year old female in a relationship with a 42 year old male. He came into my life at such a vulnerable time one year ago, when i was in major need of a loving ...

Daughter’s Husband is a Sex Addict

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, October 13th, 2013
My daughter is a newlywed. Her husband is a recently confessed sex addict. He has his white coin from SAA - I've seen it. But....his behavior doesn't smack of someone trying to recover. He disappears for "meetings" well before the scheduled ...