Abuse Articles

Not Sure What Is Wrong. Life Is a Lie for Me.

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, January 26th, 2015
I've gotten to good at lying I even believe myself. When I was in 5th grade my step father told me it's what daughters do for their dads. I was a child I didn't know any better. It went on like that until I got ...

My Boyfriend Can’t Get Over My Past

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
From the U.S.: I have a boyfriend of about a year and he makes me super happy and we talk comfortably and laugh so easily together. We agree on everything and I can completely be myself around him. I've never felt this with anyone in ...

I Think My Relationship Is Destroying My Personality

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
It's been three years since I have been in a on-and-off relationship. He was a gentleman (which I think was my made up concept) during the start of the relationship. He later on turned to be a monster for me. He cheated on me (as ...

My Grandparents are Hoarders

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
I'm 17 and I have depression and anxiety disorder which is very difficult to cope with. But aside from that, my grandparents have custody of me. They are good people and give me my basic needs, but they are verbally abusive and they're hoarders. Even ...

Daughter Believes Father Molested Her

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 19th, 2015
From the U.S. My husband was good father but verbally abusive at times and hard on the youngest of our 2 daughters. However, deep down I do not believe that he molested her. She has no memory of actual sexual abuse but says he rubbed ...

I Have No Trust in My Baby’s Father

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 17th, 2015
From the U.S.: Basically I got pregnant in a long distance relationship and after 8 months he finally moved to be with me. But I've read txts where he tells his mom he's going to abandon the child and come back home to them after ...

How Do I Cope with Bullying?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 16th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm a sophomore in high school, and I feel low on confidence. Mainly because in my odd day 4th period class there is always this kid who makes fun of me, and he always tries to point out my flaws. I tried ...

Angry Father, I Want to Drug Him

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
My father is a very angry person. Mainly he is so worried about being successful in his job that he finds this an excuse to turn the whole house into a tension area. He isn't alcoholic, physically abusive or anything, but his father ...

I Have Met the Person I Love Unconditionally

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
I have met the person I love unconditionally but am unable to face it and be honest with it. I met a man years ago who has proved to be more than I had ever imagined could exist. We have become friends, we enjoy ...

Sociopathy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, January 12th, 2015
I've been diagnosed with bpd a few months ago by my psychologist that I see weekly, and was recently told that I also show some signs of sociopathic traits as well. How does one function when there is commodity between aspd and bpd? I've been ...

How Do I Fix Myself?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
From the U.S.: Non physical cheating. My wife and I have been together for 5 years and over this time when not with her I find myself chatting online with other women. Afterwards I'm mad at myself for what I've done and it's beginning to ...

Is There Something Wrong with Me?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, January 4th, 2015
Hi everyone, I'm happy that there is such an outlet for everyone and wish everyone well. Hope my question helps others! I'm 23 this year and I have completed my university education and find myself stuck in life and unable to make choices ...