Author Archive for Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

My Boyfriend Is Talking to Other Girls!

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 16th, 2014
From Canada: I'm 18 and I've been with my boyfriend for a year and a half, we started having issues in march when I found he'd been texting and flirting with a girl from work, I was heartbroken and nearly broke up with him, he ...

Name Change as Emotional Healing

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, November 14th, 2014
From the U.S.: My friend suffered from a lot of emotional and sexual abuse as a child. As part of his ongoing healing he wants to change his name -- as a way of leaving his past behind him. He has the support of his ...

Girlfriend Wants to Stop Sex, Start Doing Other Things Together

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
From the U.S.: My girlfriend wants to halt our extremely strong sexual relationship while working to strengthen other areas. We have decided we need to work on me becoming more of an active participant in our our relationship as I spend too much time playing ...

Mom Is Cheating…What Do I Do?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 9th, 2014
From Canada: Hi, I know that my mother is cheating on my dad. A few months ago, my sister heard on the phone with another man. The way she spoke to him was an immediate red flag. My sister told me and I believed her. ...

Could I Have a Disorder?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, November 7th, 2014
From the U.S.: It was pointed out to me that I could very well have a disorder. I do have feelings though it's just hard for me to express them and sometimes well most the time I feel like they aren't sincere. If I do ...

How Do I Deal with Rejection?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, November 6th, 2014
From the U.S.: When I was little, my sister, who was my best friend, would do things like start a club with her imaginary friend and exclude me from it. When we were older, at our church, there were plenty of people her age to ...

I Turned Off My Emotions

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
From a 17-year-old female in France: Since about 4 years now I have the impression that something is wrong with me, psychologically. I have almost lost my ability to feel anything at all. I just turned off my emotions. I hardly feel any empathy. When ...

My Mom Wants Me to Go to a Tech H.S.

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, November 3rd, 2014
From a 14 year old girl in the U.S.: My mom keeps on telling me about this high school, Aviation Technical High School. I know that going to this school means going on a path to become a successful engineer. I told her that I ...

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 ...