Archive for December, 2013

Lack of Trust

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
Me and my boyfriend have been going out for about a year and a half now. We have had a good healthy relationship and we are both good to each other. One day I was seeing what he was up to and I caught him ...

Need Advice about Depression & Anxiety

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
I always feel like somebody's watching me, and I feel like I'm a failure all the time. I feel like neither my parents nor my sister are proud of me, and I feel disappointing. I often have problems staying with a lot of people at ...

Can’t Talk to My Therapist

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 30th, 2013
Currently in therapy for depression issues. Have recently found out I'm unable to have children and need a hysterectomy. Have gone through infertility treatments and have had 2 miscarriages. Was in therapy for that and also dealt with sexual assault when i was 14. ...

Depression or Typical Adolescent Behavior?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 30th, 2013
I been feeling so "sad" lately. I have trouble sleeping now, not doing so well in school, and I feel excluded from my social life. I used to be a happy go lucky, always talking to my friends, playing and other things. But now, I ...

Should I Continue to Cope with His Anger?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 29th, 2013
Married 36 yrs (don't know how I've hung in this long!) Yesterday when driving home he was speaking to our adult daughter about what a mechanic said needed repaired on her car but he didn't have a price to give her. Husband started ...

Depressed and Heartbroken

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, December 29th, 2013
I am depressed from my breakup with my boyfriend of 5 years. All I feel is a heavy painful feeling of heartbroken in my chest. I can't sleep or eat. I cry every hour. I don’t know how to get past it. I wanted ...

Can’t Trust Cheating Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 28th, 2013
About a year ago my best friend of mine and I admitted our feelings for one another. Previously, we had a long standing friends-with-benefits relationship. Shortly after, we entered a more serious relationship. During the first 5 month period I was under the impression that ...

Friend Won’t Help Himself

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, December 28th, 2013
I have this friend, we know each other for about 15 years now (he's 27 years old). Three years ago he broke up with his girlfriend and never been the same person again. From an active and funny guy he became a loner, a dreamer. ...

Troublesome Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 27th, 2013
My boyfriend and I just got engaged and I'm not sure we should go through with our wedding. I think he may have asked me just to make me happy. We were supposed to book months ago but he has dragged his feet. I think ...

Parents’ Drinking is Hurtful

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 27th, 2013
My parents enjoy drinking every night which is not a problem, except that my mom changes. She becomes mean and wild. She had to get surgery once and she was intoxicated where she said when she wakes up she hopes she never see's me agin. ...

Love or Familiarity?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, December 26th, 2013
I apologize if this query seems a little childish, or unimportant, but it's something that is getting me down beyond belief and I felt it was worth asking to see if I can get a little advice. I started a new job two months ago ...

Is My Girlfriend Disassociating?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 26th, 2013
I have been with my partner for over 6 years. In times of high stress, she will "go to her box" as she calls it, and another personality will take her place in the world for a while. She says she "goes to her box" to ...
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