Abuse Articles

My Boyfriend Has a Suspicious Nature

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, November 28th, 2014
From the U.K.: this is regarding my boyfriend...he doesnt believe me i feel...he always suspect me of being online chatting with somebody else...he will be checking my facebook messages my chat histories...always complaint me of being online late night even though i am not...because of ...

I Have Frequent Violent & Sadistic Thoughts Toward Living Things

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, November 27th, 2014
When I look at weaker, living things, I like to imagine how it'd feel to crush it in my hands, or how pleasurable it'd feel if I wrapped my hands around their necks. I desire to see their fear and pain; their eyes widening in ...

Brothers Showed Sexual Interest in Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
From Kuwait: When I was about 12, my older brother would want to hang out and watch movies and stuff, while we were watching he would pull his penis out. He wouldn't really do anything or try to touch me, it was just there and ...

I Need Help for My Grandmother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, November 24th, 2014
From Nepal: My grandmother is at the age of 70s. She is over dominating and enjoys when she creates disputes in the house everyday. She does not feel any shame publicizing family matters openly and badly abusing family members. She has superiority complex for no ...

Scared Wife Is Detaching from Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Well to start off my wife and I have been married for 4 years, and have 2 beautiful children together. The problem started about 2 months ago, I recently got a job that requires me to travel ...

Subconscious Anger

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
My boyfriend is 40, I am 38, we have been together 3 yrs, living together most that time. He is a professional artist and is very talented. I work in a call center, but play music on the side and also dabble in painting myself. ...

Handling Severe Anger Issues

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 17th, 2014
I've always had an anger problem. Always. It's just never been as intense as it has been for the past year. I could be laughing and enjoying life one second and in the blink of an eye any little thing could set me off and ...

Erratic Uncontrollable Mood Swings and Anger

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Since I was a child I've experienced extreme changes in mood with no explainable reason behind them. Counselors have always explained it as a result from physical and emotional abuse as a child. I'm almost 30 now, ...

Am I a Psychopath?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 15th, 2014
I have always been a rather unpleasant person on the inside. It was only a few months ago I decided to embrace it. I feel as though I am superior to everyone else and that I am "different" in some way. I have always fantasized ...

Jealousy and Trust Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Hello, my partner and me have been together for about a year now and everything is going well however, my partner does not seem to trust me. I have not cheated on him or anything like that but he has it in his head that ...

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 ...

Don’t Know What to Do or How to Feel about My Husband

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 10th, 2014
When we first where together things where beautiful, our relationship was perfect. I got pregnant and shortly after I had my son and we where moving to a new state. An incident happened that left me in tears and that made him angry. He ended ...