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Son Pushing Everyone Away

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, April 10th, 2014
My son is 19 and has been pushing his family away. He and his father were never close. Him and I were once very close. In the past few years I could see a change in him. If you look at his school pictures you ...

How Do I Stop Being Irrationally Terrified of Sexual Interaction?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, April 10th, 2014
I just started dating this guy who I've known for nearly a year and he's liked me for just about all that time. I think he's amazing and I'm really happy to be in a relationship with him. I like cuddling into him, hugging him ...

I Don’t Know What I Want from a Certain Girl

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
So I'm 15 years old and after 1 week ill be 16. From a couple of months something has been stressing me and taking all of my time considering it. That is the question: * Do I want something more with her or just a ...

Intrusive Thoughts Getting Out of Control

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
My situation is about my intrusive thoughts. I have had them for as long as I can remember and everytime they appear in my head I end up screaming: no!, let me go!, leave me alone! or shut up!. For most of my life I ...

Stopped Meds a Year Ago and Struggling to Work

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Several years ago I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and after several hospital admissions this was changed to Type 2 Bipolar. About a year ago I gave birth to a son and I managed with mild depression to manage but due to interference of ...

Date Doubled Over

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
I just started dating a 56-year old woman. Last night, we were at an Oscar party and I went to the men's room. When I returned, she was doubled over, almost in a fetal position, shaking and rocking back and forth in place. She says she doesn't ...

My Imaginary Friend Is Becoming Too Real

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, March 31st, 2014
I've had an imaginary friend for years. Lately, when I see myself in the mirror, I hear her telling me how worthless I am. She seems to take over and I can't do anything to stop her. I've been carving words, of her choice, into ...

I Don’t Know How I Feel or What’s Wrong with Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, March 31st, 2014
Hi. I'm not really sure his to describe it. I feel so sad and alone but I'm surrounded by family and friends. I feel like the inside of me is different to the out and it confuses me. I feel and look happy on the ...

Sister-In-Law Sent a Truly Hate-Filled Email

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Background information. I have two brothers that married later in life and each has one child. One brother(at 50 years of age)along with his wife grasp the responsibility of being a parent. The other brother (at 55 years of age) and his wife (50 years old) haven't the ...

Sex Question

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Hi, I was wondering if you could answer a sex question. My fiance has had trouble getting it up lately, and getting excited for sex, even emotionally. I suggested he talk to a therapist, since he will not talk to me. He wants me to ...

My Boyfriend Wants a Threesome with His Ex-Fling

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, March 27th, 2014
My boyfriend/baby’s father has always asked for a threesome. I declined at first only because it was to soon for my comfort. I’ve agreed to have a threesome with him now simply because the idea of it sparks my interest. But the girl he suggested ...

Boyfriend Still Keeps In Touch with Exes

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
My boyfriend (61yrs. old-like me) keeps in touch with some of his ex-girlfriends (he never married) on Facebook and even though I'm on too, his girlfriends don't know he has a girlfriend--they (some are married) make references about old times, how handsome he sill is, ...