Author Archive for Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

My Husband Has a Crush on a Woman Young Enough to be His Granddaughter

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, November 1st, 2014
From the U.S.: I love my husband of 6 years but I am having difficulty trusting him. 6 years ago he went to a funeral of the sister of an ex-girlfriend and made out with the girlfriend at the funeral. I did not go. We ...

My Boyfriend and His Mother Seem Too Close

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, October 31st, 2014
My boyfriend an I have been together almost a year, and I noticed some odd things about the relationship with his mother. He has an older brother and an older sister. They both have jobs, pay rent, help out, his sister is married and moved ...

Child Visitation

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, October 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: My husband and I are separated and he just bought a new home and is looking to start taking our 2.5 year old overnight 1 or 2x during the week. I am TOTALLY against during the week because of school, and I ...

My Boyfriend Is Secretive about His Finances

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm having reservations about marrying my boyfriend because of his secrecy of his financial situation. After 2 years in our relationship, my boyfriend asked if I wanted to get married. I have thought about it but we seem so far away on ...

I Feel Caged in My Own Body

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 27th, 2014
From a 19-year-old woman in S. Africa: Recently I got out of a 4-year drug influenced relationship but the feelings I had for him faded away after about a year but he kept me caged in because of the drugs, I was his money bank. ...

I Have Brief Depressive Episodes

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, October 26th, 2014
From the UK: I'm 16. For the past 2-3 months I've been experiencing these episodes of sever depression they generally only last for an hour or two, however the frequency ranges from once or twice a day to once every few days, at first it ...

I Am Trying to Save My Marriage

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, October 24th, 2014
From the U.S. I'm 33 and I have a few issues. The worst one I have is lack of control over my anger. I have said some things to my wife that I am ashamed of. My family has told me that it was out ...

My Husband Has a Crush on My Sister

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
From the U.S.: I've been married for 16 years since high school and have two kids. Due to my families situation my mom and sisters lived with us for a year or two here and there. In the past, I had no problem with my ...

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 ...
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