Abuse Articles

I’m Really Mean to Boyfriend

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, September 29th, 2014
My boyfriend and I have been together for 5 years. For the past 2-3 years I have been really mean to him and I constantly hit him. He's been telling me that I need to control that and stop. But I cant seem ...

Wanting to Rape

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, September 27th, 2014
I am a 32-year-old man and I am suffering from severe depression, dissociative disorder, PTSD from physical and sexual abuse and anxiety disorder. I have noticed that I have been drinking a lot since I began dissociating and losing time. Once I drink I dissociate ...

My Boyfriend Uses Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
I woke up today to my boyfriend forcing himself inside of me, it's not the first time. When it happens I don't say or do anything, if I did he would only make it hurt more. He seems to get off on my physical pain, ...

Disturbing Dreams

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Let me start by saying I would never hurt my son in any way. I have a son who is almost two and I have had a few disturbing dreams about him. In these dreams I'm beginning to perform sex acts on complete strangers then ...

Very Strange Behavior from Roommate’s 23-Year-Old Son: Am I in Danger?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, September 18th, 2014
His name is James he is 23, smoke cigarettes like crazy around 4 packs per day, has sudden violent outbursts when he thinks no one is looking. When he is cooking, he will turn his head all the way in the pan watching the food ...

I Lied to My Fiance about My Past

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
From the U.S.: My fiance and I have been together for 4 years. When we first got together he told me everything about his past (I didn't ask him) and asked me to do the same. From early on he would always tell me "girls ...

Problems Because of Parents but I Can’t Tell Them

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Half of my problems are because of my parents but I cant tell them because I know they have done so much for us. I have had issues with my mum since I was 9 or 10 years old, being called stupid...

Boyfriend Is an Alcoholic

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, September 13th, 2014
This man's entire house is 2500 sq.ft. with a bed and boxspring only in his room with a motley assortment of desks and dressers, ALL the furniture except the couch are castoffs from his parents, he keeps his childhood things in the basement, uses utensils ...

Boyfriend/Relationship Issue

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, September 12th, 2014
Hello, I just want to give you background of where the issues began. My boyfriend and I have only been officially together for about 6 months but started dating/sleeping together a year and half ago. Last September we were going to start taking it to ...

I Keep Losing Time

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 12th, 2014
From Canada: Ok, I really don't know what to do. I've been losing time. It started two years ago, but it would only be for a few minutes. It's gotten worse lately. It could be anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. I'm ...

Boyfriend Troubles

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, September 7th, 2014
I have been with my boyfriend for a little over a year now. At the beginning of the relationship he was very attached. We would spend every day together and had no problem with it. After a few weeks of dating he became very controlling ...

My Boyfriend Accuses Me of Cheating Every Day

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, September 1st, 2014
My boyfriend has accused me of cheating everyday and I haven't. He says that it's the way I look at men. He gets very upset and very angry at me to the point I cry and have seizures. We have been dating for almost a ...