Abuse Articles

Child Sexual Abuse

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 27th, 2014
I was sexually abused by my brother when I was younger, I had always pushed it aside and recently I had suppressed memories come back and remember incidents that happened as young as 6. I was also molested by a older man that had followed ...

My Husband Forbids Me from Seeing a Therapist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: I've been with a verbal abusive man for over 5 years now. We've been married for a year and a half. I've gone to see the therapist and when I told him that I was going and wanted him to come with ...

My Ex Might Be Paranoid … What To Do?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
I met this guy online in January. Things started out great. But slowly, I began to notice things that were not normal with him. Here are a few examples: 1. One day I was out with my co-workers and while were were out he texted me. ...

I Am Not Ready to Change, But Have Problems

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
I have recently had increased anxiety and panic attacks due to being sexually abused. This has triggered me to have disordered eating in order to try to control my situation. I have been experiencing some anorexia and bulimia tendencies. I am now considered ...

Codependent and Scared

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
I started dating my boyfriend at a pretty young age, early teens. I'm now twenty-one and realize that he is controlling and I am co-dependent. I use his car in his name, and live with him. I know I need to leave him, ...

My Family Treats Me Like Garbage

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Dear Residential Therapists, I am the youngest member in my household and I have an issue with regards to how I am often treated by my closest family members. I guess you can say I've lived an alternative lifestyle. I pursued post secondary education later in ...

My Best Friend’s Husband Is Addicted to Pills

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, June 21st, 2014
From the U.S.: I need advice on what to say to my best friend regarding her husband' spill addiction and depression. Last night was the final straw for me as I received a phone call this morning from her telling me her husband punched a ...

I Don’t Know How to Help, or Even if I Should

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, June 19th, 2014
My boyfriend is a great person, very caring and encouraging. There are things about him that are hard for him to deal with, that bother him a lot, and some of it scares and/or confuses me but I really just want to help ...

My Mother Abuses Me Every Day

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
From the UK: I am 24 yrs old but i am highly qualified but because of visa restrictions i cannot work as i am studying. She moved to the UK and forced me to move here so i left my career in my home country ...

Husband’s Behavior

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 16th, 2014
My husband and I are of the same culture and same religion and we have known each other for a very long time but everything changed when we got married. I feel like his personality, his attitude and the way he treats me has completely ...

I Feel Insecure About My Boyfriend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 16th, 2014
From Turkey: My boyfriend has problems about anger management. Last time he had anger, he haled at his family and wrote me "i don't want to talk with anybody, i am leaving you." This was not first time he did it. I feel insecure. When ...

My Boyfriend Has OCD

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, June 15th, 2014
From India: my bf has ocd , he himself told me. its going to be an year since we committed. he has turned my life upside down. he slowly started interfering in my life n my he controls me. if u would ask me why dont ...
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