Family Articles

Mother Treats Me Differently because I Have an Older Boyfriend

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, September 25th, 2014
My parents recently found out about my boyfriend who is older than me. I am 19 and he is 32. We met three years ago and we clicked right away, but we were aware of the legal issues that would arise if we ...

I Think My Mom Is Having an Affair

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
It all started around last Christmas when my dad bought my mom a ipad, her text messages get sent to her iPad and one day her ringer went off that said she had a new message. My ...

Severe Paranoid Episode that Does Not Go Away

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
My wife is 35 and 6 months pregnant. She was admitted to a mental facility earlier this week because of a very severe episode of paranoia. The television was even talking to her and giving her clues about what was "going on." The doctor at ...

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...

I Keep Thinking About My Family Dying

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
From Bangalore India: This all started when my grandpa passed away last year. I saw my grandpa die as they bought him home from the hospital. He came home and slept immediately, and he didn't wake up again. My uncle performed CPR, and I tried ...

Negative Thinking About My Mother

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
A few years my father passed away when I was in uni And we have a family business of a independent grocery store. My dad used to run everything and my life was pretty comfortable. I have a older brother and a older sister. My sister got married ...

My Girlfriend Doesn’t Show Me Love

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, September 8th, 2014
From the U.S.: Hi, my girlfriend and I have been together for 2yrs and we have and 8 month old together. The reason I'm here is because within the last couple months my girlfriend has changed a lot. When we first got together she couldn't ...

My Teenage Brother is Object of Bullying

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, September 6th, 2014
From Azerbaijan: Hi. We are 4 children in our family. 3 girls and a boy. My brother is the last child of the family being born after 7 years of silence. He is 17 now. This year he has graduated from high school and is ...

I’m Married and in Love with a Married Woman

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, September 4th, 2014
From S. Africa: My cheating habits started a few years back. I feel that I was pushed into the hands of another woman. My wife hadn't been working for some years at that time and we just had our second child a few months back. ...

Does My Stepbrother Have an Anxiety Disorder?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
From the U.S: Hi. I'm 14. I have a step brother that lives in my dad's house. His mom (my step mom) lives in the house as well. I recently moved in with my dad. My step mom is very protective over her son who ...

Behavior Issues?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, September 1st, 2014
My son will be 3 next month and for the longest time he has been a terrible toddler to say the least. He will not listen to anything I say. I try redirecting him, I try spanking him, the corner. Doesn't seem to phase him. ...

Boyfriend’s Controlling Mother

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 31st, 2014
I have been in a relationship for four years now and I am at my breaking point. him and his mother have this relationship that isn’t normal every time I’m around she always makes sure to tell him that she loves him more then anyone ...