Archive for November, 2013

Grief and Loss

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, November 18th, 2013
In June 2012 my partner was suddenly taken when his son murdered him by shooting while asleep. His family turned me out of the home very quickly , the only thing that I have been given was the bed. I I have no family ...

Intrusive Thoughts, OCD & Paranoia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 18th, 2013
I need help. I am plagued by near-constant intrusive thoughts of all three main types - violent, religious and sexual. It first started when I was about 17, of course it was smaller and easier to manage back then, so I just carried on with ...

Why Am I So Uncompassionate?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Increasingly my non-compassion for others has really started to alarm and confuse me. I've been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, and general anxiety, and all my life I've been somewhat apathetic. But others have started pointing out to me that I don't really react ...

Boyfriend Has Trust Issues

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Hi my boyfriend and i have been together for almost 8 months now. He has no trust for me and i've never done anything for him not to trust me. Hes always asking me questions about who im talking to or what im doing all ...

Missing My Cousin

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, November 16th, 2013
I am 20 year old male and i have a 12 year old cousin and we used to be really close, more like friends but things changed. I had some serious medical illness and our families have some problem with each other (so we are ...

Feeling Out of Sorts

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, November 16th, 2013
I’ve been having weird, sexual dreams about my teachers that make me feel uncomfortable. I have been having all kinds of bad or sexual dreams that have made sleeping hard. I have also been feeling depressed more than I usually do. I cry more ...

Depressed and Lacking Friends

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 15th, 2013
Hi, I used to be a member of a cult (which I will not name). After leaving the cult, I quickly became lonely, as all my friends were members of it. I feel extremely lonely and depressed because I have no friends, and at the ...

Uncomfortable with Family’s Reliance on Cursing

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, November 15th, 2013
I've known since I was little and on up that I have not liked cursing. I find curse words offensive and see no use in them. I can't say I have not cursed before because I've been around my family today and so many ...

Student Therapist vs. Professional

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, November 14th, 2013
I recently started seeing a counselor at my university for relationship problems. I did an intake interview with a professional therapist and was then given to a graduate student for counseling. I am mainly working on relationship and trust problems, as I completely sabotage relationships ...

I Didn’t Know About My Boyfriend’s Son

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, November 14th, 2013
I am 24 years old and met my boyfriend when I was 16. When we first got together it wasn't a serious relationship and neither of us had any idea it would last this long however I was not aware of him seeing anyone else. After ...

Boyfriend Needs Help for PTSD

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
My boyfriend served in the Army for 8 years and was deployed several times. He now is a police officer and still sees a lot of action as it were. He is very much a manly man..he still acts like a soldier, men don't cry, ...

Sister Says I’m a Sociopath

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
I am trying to figure out how to handle a situation. I have a sister who in my opinion has no boundaries. She claims that I am a sociopath and stalks me and contacts people that I associate with and tells them personal things ...