Archive for May, 2014

I Really Don’t Trust My Boyfriend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
From Canada: Hi, I have been dating my boyfriend for about a year now, he had a girlfriend for a pretty long time before me, and I knew when we started our relationship they were still friends. I was actually pretty sure he wasn't over ...

Is It My Imaginary Friend or Just My Conscious?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Hello, I don't even know what this even is but I apparently have some kind of imaginary friend or what have you but he's not exceptionally the most friendly kind of guy. You see, I get ridiculed and mocked at school a whole lot and ...

Unable to Emotionally Connect

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
No matter how hard I try, I continuously feel disconnected from people and the feeling of not belonging. I am unable to develop meaningful relationships or to connect emotionally whether it is with a friend, family, or boyfriend. I feel like I don't belong where ...

I’m in Grave Need of Some Help

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
When I was around 14 years old, I was diagnosed with GAD, which, if it wasn't managed (with medicine), would cause severe depression. I've gone through the rest life feeling insecure, edgy, and sometimes suicidal. I have uncontrollable thoughts and feelings (of which ...

I Can’t Ask for Help

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
i am a 16 year old male. i want to get help for my mental "illnesses". but i don't want anyone that i know to find out. that includes my parents. i don't want them to worry or be sad mad or embarrassed about me. ...

I Think I May Suffer from Antisocial Personality Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
I think I am a sociopath I feel empty most of the time and mostly feel anger or anxiety if anything. I workout and eat healthy only to look good an make others jealous of me. I often envy others and when I'm not complimented ...

Parents Boundary

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Hello. Before I begin, thank you very much for such valuable service. It's sincerely appreciated! I'm a 28 year old male living with my parents. These days I'm working on becoming independent, financially and emotionally. Having said that, I wonder if it's appropriate to feel sympathy ...

Considering Leaving Bipolar Husband

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
My husband was diagnosed with PTSD (not military-related) and bipolar disorder approx. 5 years ago. In retrospect, many of his problems pre-date our 20-year relationship; some used to seem like quirks or immaturity, or he would find ways to justify them. These days, ...

How Do I Deal with Compulsive Thoughts?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, May 26th, 2014
From Canada: I have been struggling with mental illness since I was 15 years old. I had been diagnosis with O.C.D and depression at first, but when I turned 19 I started to have severe panic attacks whenever I was in public. This resulted in ...

Depression, Anxiety & Drug Abuse

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, May 26th, 2014
I'm 18 and for about half my life I have been fighting to feel good. The fight began as smoking weed and drinking then i went for help started with a few therapist they didn't understand and recommended i see a psychiatrist as well. We ...

My Partner Has Lost Her Libido

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, May 26th, 2014
My girlfriend and I are about a month away from out one year anniversary. A little bit of back story. I was married to a man when we met. My issue at the time was a lack of an intimate fulfilling sexual relationship. I felt ...

Abusive Relationship with Someone Suffering from Mental Health Issues

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, May 26th, 2014
I began dating my ex two years ago. I got pregnant three months into the relationship. My ex put me through hell. Talking to his ex girlfriends behind my back, doing drugs, alcohol, disappearing for nights, not ...