Archive for August, 2014

Boyfriend’s Controlling Mother

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 31st, 2014
I have been in a relationship for four years now and I am at my breaking point. him and his mother have this relationship that isn’t normal every time I’m around she always makes sure to tell him that she loves him more then anyone ...

My Boyfriend Won’t Hold Me or Cuddle Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, August 31st, 2014
From the U.S. i have been with my boyfriend for almost a year now and i know he has a problem being intimate, but it is getting ridiculous. he says its because he was raised differently and he is stuck in 50's mentality. he is not ...

Relationship Issue

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, August 30th, 2014
I have been dating Jack for about two years. Recently, we have been discussing marriage, but there is an issue and I don’t know how to resolve it. I have been in two other long term relationships before Jack: one was for a ...

My Therapist Didn’t Show Up

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: I don't know how to handle my therapist not showing up to my first appointment with her. I've been crying all day, and had to have a beer and shot of tequila because I felt everything I already think about women and ...

Need to Know Where People Live: Is This OCD?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 29th, 2014
I have this issue where I need to know where people live. If I am with someone new, I feel like I cannot trust them, but if I know where they live, then I am calm and able to start the process of trust. (If ...

Boyfriend Needs Help

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, August 29th, 2014
I think my boyfriend might have a mental illness. How can I talk to him about it? How can I get him help? I'm afraid that when I talk to him about it he will become angry and push me away or leave the relationship. ...

Is This Considered Sexual Abuse?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, August 28th, 2014
From the U.S.: My brother and I grew up with a narcissistic mother. I have read online that this causes a lack of nurturance. As a result when I was 6, 7, 8 my brother and I had sexual relations. I don't remember much, but ...

Will My Paranoia Lead to Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Yesterday I was diagnosed with paranoia, and I started on Saphris. I'm worried that my paranoia will eventually lead to having schizophrenia. I am 16 now, and will be 17 in 2 weeks. I have an older sister who is schizophrenic, which means I could ...

Depressed Boyfriend Shutting Me Out

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
I've been dating a guy for about 6 months. We had such a connection we jumped right into a relationship. Things were amazing, we communicated well, had fun together and were attracted to one another. We had similar interests and goals. But he is going through ...

I Don’t Know What’s Wrong. Mum Drinks and I’m Scared.

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
I will sum everything up quickly, over the past four or more years my mum has been drinking heavily and my dad works away so he has no power to help, my mum is abusive and very scary when she is drunk. She ...

Wasn’t Allowed to Speak

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
My parents adopted me when I was six months old and kept me from talking as a child, but I was okay with it because they were usually working and had their business partners at the house, so I was always quiet and didn't interrupt. ...

Anxiety But Don’t Know How to Ask My Mom (a Psychiatrist) for Treatment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
I've had anxiety attacks since middle school. I have no idea why. I could be having the most amazing time and I could break down. I've also had some suicidal thoughts. It happened in the end of eighth grade then stopped then now they come ...