Family Articles

Am I Making Too Much of What Happened to Me?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 4th, 2014
From India: There are a no. Of issues: 1. When I was a little girl, I was pretty cute and many guys took advantage of me, even my cousin used to slide his hands under my top. In a public place once a man slid ...

My Mother Abuses My Younger Siblings

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 31st, 2014
From the U.S.: How do I handle my mother's frequent age-inappropriate behavior and questionable parenting techniques? As you read, it is important to keep in mind that my mother’s public persona of "caring and attentive parent" is carefully constructed and presented in the presence of ...

Suppression of Emotions Concerning My In-Laws

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 31st, 2014
I think my emotions are suppressed and its taking a toll on me and my relationship with my spouse. I can never say what I intend to say as the people around me do not accommodate that as I live with my in-laws. My privacy ...

Does My Mother Show Signs of ADHD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: My mother, age 85 and widowed, is physically healthy. But when I speak to her on the phone, she always bangs around pots and pans and all sorts of items, and answers me with little "hmm"s that tell me she isn't really ...

12-Year Old Viewing Odd Materials

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Please help me as I am not sure where to go with this. A 12 old boy found inappropriate videos online. I check his electronics at random, and found a video of a girl being ganged up on and they put a baseball bat in ...

Do I Have a Personality Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
I have a need for people to like me and a constant need for attention. I have lied to gain attention. Someone asked if I got off from being helpless and I'm wondering if he is right. I don't pay attention to other people's feelings ...

I am Hurt and Ashamed, and So Are My Parents and Sibling

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, July 28th, 2014
My parents have always been ashamed of me because I married the man that they did not want me to marry. And after almost 20 years of my marriage, I ended up in a divorce. My parents' reaction was mixed -- they were ...

Should I Leave My Baby Temporarily?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
I have a 5 month old baby,and plan to leave for military basic training when she is 8 months old. I planned to leave her with her Grandmother and her father, both in which she has seen everyday since the day she was born. Her ...

Confusion of Childhood

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
First, I will start with some info about me, I am 21 with 2 kids and engaged with the father. I previously was having thoughts that I had sexual intercourse when I was 4 with someone who was only a few years older, I remember bits ...

Why Does My Family Quarrel?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
From India: Hello doctor, I am the eldest daughter in the family.my father is a business man,mother is a house wife.i have two younger sisters.totally we are 5 in the house.there are disputes in the family every time since my childhood between father and mother.as the ...

Help Determining if My Cousin Is Schizophrenic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
My cousin is a 56 year old who has been divorced twice. Had a few long and serious relationships, maybe lasting at the most 2/3 years. Is currently living alone. She has most recently become unemployed, a large source of stress for her, as her ...

I Need Help in Getting to a Therapist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, July 21st, 2014
From the U.S. I'm 16 and I want to ask my mom to take me to see a professional therapist about a few mental disorders that I feel like I may have, but I just don't know how to go about it and some part ...
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