Author Archive for Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

I Don’t Need Much to Become Angry

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, February 13th, 2015
From the U.K: I have 2 small children, married for 5 years. I am a student as well. I find myself getting angry very easy about little things, and I feel I can not cope anymore with all the running of the household, husband and ...

I’m Not Sure What’s Wrong with Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, February 12th, 2015
From Australia: For the last month or so, I have been feeling so down. I've been through something like this before I think. Nothing bad has happened to me, I don't understand why I feel like this. I had a stressful few months at work before this ...

My Friend Keeps Going Back to Unhealthy Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
From Columbia: My friend dated this guy for about 3 months (never meet him as I was overseas), he took her virginity and a while later they broke up. They kept talking and the new girlfriend of the guy called her to say to stay ...

I’m Afraid of Developing Schizophrenia

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
From the U.S.: Can a person with GAD develop a serious mental disorder such as schizophrenia or bipolar? Sometimes I'm afraid that I might end up developing something else. I've been to my therapist on three different occasions and it's all been the same diagnosis mild ...

My Husband’s Parents Plan Our Vacations

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, February 9th, 2015
From the U.S.: I love my husband of 17 years very much. Each year his family plans multiple camping trips, and while it's not always my first choice. We go on almost all of them. This year, they want to us to go to Disneyland. ...

My Husband Is Attracted to Teen Girls

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, February 8th, 2015
I'm an American and I recently got married to an Irish man, he's almost 26. I recently found out that a week after our wedding I found out he'd been looking at sexy fb pics of a 16 yr. old girl that was at our ...

My Fiance Is Outdated in His Thinking

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 7th, 2015
From India: Hello, I am 23 yrs old. I have been in a relationship for the past 2 yrs. My family supports it too and are happy about it. But my fiance is very possessive and moreover very outdated in thinking. I am a more ...

I Can’t Stop Smoking Weed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, February 5th, 2015
From the U.S.: I can't do this on my own, have no idea where to even go or what to do anymore. I've been smoking weed and cigs since 2009, I have been actively trying to quit for a year. I can't go a day ...

My Son Has Totally Changed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
From the U.S.: Our son had always been warm and close in our family growing up. He is very smart and had a great childhood. He went away to get his PhD and marriage. About 3 years ago there was a huge change in his ...

I Suspect My Friend Is a Bit Sociopathic

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
From Croatia: In my first year of university I was a very shy insecure boy who had just started to live and study in a big city. I had just started to make friends, and as I didn't have any male friends there was one ...

How Do I Deal with My Abuser?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, February 2nd, 2015
From the U.S.: When we were little, my sister, 4 1/2 years older, sexually abused me for about 3 years. I've thought about it from time to time over the years, but I more or less have moved past it. I live with my parents ...

He’s Dead But the Abuse Continues

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 31st, 2015
From the U.S.: Hi. My mom is 79. Her husband, my father, died this past September (25th). He was 82. They were married for 57 years, and my father was extremely abusive to her -- cheated on her for years and was physically and very ...
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