Author Archive for Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

Issues with My Long-Term Girlfriend and Mother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 20th, 2014
From the U.S.: I recently moved to Philadelphia to be with my girlfriend after we have had a long distance relationship for 5 years. I have always had an issue saying no to my mother being somewhat of emotional support system for her since my ...

Developmental Problems with Daughter

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, October 18th, 2014
From the U.S.: Not (fearful of) separation she will go to school and can be left with people without incident. In public though (she) is very clingy. Was non verbal in preschool which was 2.5 hours a day 4 days a week all year. Since ...

Boyfriend’s Daughter Says I’m Evil

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, October 16th, 2014
From the U.S.: My boyfriend was recently separated when we met 1.5 years ago. They are still in process of the divorce and he has full custody of two kids, a girl now 14 and boy now 12. We waited about 7 months before the ...

I Am Too Needy and Dependent

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
From the U.S.: I am a typical college student. In April of 2014, my boyfriend of 2 years broke up with me. I was devastated. I moved on, however, but I have been having some relationship issues now. I am unable to start a new ...

I Think I May Have a Personality Disorder

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, October 12th, 2014
From the U.S.: When I was in the military, I was discharged due to a personality disorder. Not long afterwards I went to a psychiatrist to get retested for many things and he said under no circumstances did I have one, instead he diagnosed me ...

I Think I’m a Narcissist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, October 10th, 2014
Hello, I'm from Italy, and I'm 14. I'm sorry if I make some English mistakes but I just don't know who to ask anymore. I feel lost, because I don't know if I have a personality disorder. I have done a lot of tests on internet, ...

I Think I Suffer from PTSD

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
From Canada: I'm sick & tired of being sick & tired. I just want to feel normal, yet I feel furthest thing from it. I'm always in so much pain, every muscle in my body feels sore like I've been exercising, but of course there's ...

I Don’t Know Who I Am

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 6th, 2014
From the U.S.: Two years and seven months ago I started really looking at who I was and now I don't know who I am anymore. I have gone through thinking I was heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual. Now I have no sexual interests in any ...

I Fear Losing a Really Close Friend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, October 4th, 2014
From Malyasia: I have a friend whom I have grown really fond of and he is more like a brother to me than a friend. My problem is that, I have this fear of losing him because I don't have a brother of my own ...

I Am Living in a Sexless Marriage

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
From the U.S.: I am about 6.5 months pregnant, and since I have gotten pregnant my husband has refused sex all but one time early on. I am very frustrated. He says it is because it is weird to think about with the baby, but ...

I’m Having Trouble Making Friends

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
From the U.S: So, i started high school freshman year 3 days ago, and I have made 0 friends. Before this, I went to an extremely small private school and this year I am in a giant public high school. Anyway, my mom told me ...

I Keep Dreaming about My Therapist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 28th, 2014
From U.K.: I don't seem to be able to stop dreaming about my therapist. I am having a bit of a tough time at the moment and she is away but every night for the last 4 nights I am having dreams with her in ...