Family Articles

Burn Victim and Not Happy with My Life

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, November 24th, 2014
I'm 15 years old. When I was 13 I was in a bad accident where 30% of my body was burned with 3rd degree burns. Every since that day, I have thought about the accident. My mother is in debt because of me ...

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 ...

Do I Follow My Dreams or Give Up?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
From Pakistan: I am born of a middle class family. I wanted to get admitted in a famous arts college in my city. I spent a whole year preparing for the test. I got to the interview after passing drawing and aptitude test, but couldn’t ...

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 ...

Ability to Handle My Daughter Who Is 23 and Has Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
My 23 year old daughter is married, now separated. She is a paranoid schizophrenic if we must label it and is a methamphetamine addict. She was on her way to a one year in-treatment in lieu of 2 year prison sentence, when during sentencing us ...

I Hate My 4-Year-Old Stepson

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
From the U.S.: First a quick background about the kid, he's currently 4, lives with my fiancé because his mom does not care to have him, although no legal custody was settled. Lady smokes weed, drank alcohol while pregnant. My fiancé has always worked 2 jobs to ...

Dealing with Rejection or Jealousy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, November 13th, 2014
When I was little, my sister, who was my best friend, would do things like start a club with her imaginary friend and exclude me from it. When we were older, at our church, there were plenty of people her age to hang out with. ...

We Cheated on Each Other, Now Our Daughter Is in the Middle

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, November 13th, 2014
My husband and I have been together 3 years we have a 2 year old daughter together, I began noticing him getting distant, I invaded his privacy by checking his phone, I saw messages from other women one being my own cousin who wanted to ...

Mom Is Cheating…What Do I Do?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 9th, 2014
From Canada: Hi, I know that my mother is cheating on my dad. A few months ago, my sister heard on the phone with another man. The way she spoke to him was an immediate red flag. My sister told me and I believed her. ...

Mom Thinks My Boyfriend Is Abusive

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, November 9th, 2014
My boyfriend and I are both 16 years old. We have been dating for about a year I broke up with him once because I just got out of a 3 year relationship and wasn't ready to date again. But we got back together and ...

Why Does Little Sister Act the Way She Does?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, November 8th, 2014
I'm about 18, and I just entered college, and I'm feeling real good about myself, after battling low self-esteem issues throughout my school years. Everything is always going great, until I ask my sister for a favor. ...

I Hate Everyone and I Want to Kill Everyone Who Pisses Me Off

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 7th, 2014
I've never liked people because they are stupid in general and I was always treated like shit. I used to get shit, now I give it out. I was in a dull marriage. I left for another woman. She turned out to be a sociopath. Attacking ...