Author Archive for Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

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 ...

My Step Kids Hate Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 26th, 2014
From the U.S: I am married and living with 6 step kids ranging in age from 5-18. I have done all I can to be a good step parent. Their mother makes it very hard because she does not discipline the kids nor does she teach ...

My Boyfriend Uses Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
I woke up today to my boyfriend forcing himself inside of me, it's not the first time. When it happens I don't say or do anything, if I did he would only make it hurt more. He seems to get off on my physical pain, ...

Am I Going Through a Phase or What?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, September 22nd, 2014
From the U.S.: This question is probably me just trying to get attention. Or just a 12 year old totally overreacting. And this whole thing probably won't make any sense, but I really don't know what to think anymore. So back in March I noticed that ...

My Boyfriend Has Sex with Me when I’m Asleep

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 21st, 2014
My boyfriend and I have been dating for nearly 5 years, since our junior year of high school. We have not had sex for various reasons. He is religious, and I suffer from panic attacks during intimacy. We used to fool around in high school, ...

I’m Suffering from Aversions

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 19th, 2014
From the U.S.: I've been squeamish about body fluids since I was a kid but every year it gets worse. It's to the point now where it's taken over my life. I can't eat around people, have sex, or any other normal activity. I'm having ...

I’m 13 and I Like a 20-year-old

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, September 18th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm thirteen and I like a 20 year-old. I have a tumblr, Doctor Who-based. I met a guy on tumblr who also likes Doctor Who. He posts selfies on his blog, I privately sent him some. I like him. We're friends. I ...

I Lied to My Fiance about My Past

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
From the U.S.: My fiance and I have been together for 4 years. When we first got together he told me everything about his past (I didn't ask him) and asked me to do the same. From early on he would always tell me "girls ...

I Can’t Concentrate on My Studies

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
From India: I am in 12th grade and I understand studying efficiently is very important right now, but for some reasons I am not able to. Whenever I sit down, I start thinking about other less important and frivolous things which has nothing to do ...

I Can’t Stop Thinking About My Thought

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, September 13th, 2014
From the U.S.: I am currently in a stressful time in my life. I have cystic fibrosis and am on the lung transplant list -- been listed since April. I have had ups and downs of stress my entire life dealing with the disease, but ...

I Keep Losing Time

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 12th, 2014
From Canada: Ok, I really don't know what to do. I've been losing time. It started two years ago, but it would only be for a few minutes. It's gotten worse lately. It could be anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. I'm ...