Family Articles

‘Menopausal’ Mother

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 29th, 2014
I'm 15 years old and I live in a well-off lifestyle with my parents and three other sisters. This summer me and my family moved from Connecticut -- after 10 years -- to Utah. Since the move there have been major issues that escalate in ...

It’s Been so Long since I Slept Peacefully.

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 28th, 2014
From 17-year-old in Malaysia: First of all, my family. I did not grow up with my family since I was 2 months old. I only go back home on weekends. On weekdays, it's just my grandma and I. I think my mum dislikes me. She ...

My Parents Won’t Accept My Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 26th, 2014
I have read many different types of answers to this concern, but I believe my case is different. I am away for college and almost 3 years ago, I met the love of my life and have been with him for almost 2 years. He ...

Mother with Hoarding Disorder Is Tearing Up the Family

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
From Croatia: I'm 21-years-old, and my mother is 51. My whole life I've been witnessing her being just crazy about collecting everything, from cans to old, warn-out clothes. As I grew, I always was the strongest one to confront her and not let her ruin ...

Worried about My Brother

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
My brother is 29 years old and has never had a job or driver's license, and rarely leaves the house. Hi, I am concerned about my brother. He is 29 years old, still lives at home with my mother, has never had a job or ...

Boarding School Issues

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
I chose to leave home and study abroad at boarding school when I was eight. I have been living away from family for the past 16 years. I regret this decision and blamed myself. Over the past 16 years, I have not been very happy ...

My Dad’s Unkind Words

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, December 21st, 2014
My dad is so unkind to me. He always calls me mean names like retard and bitch and fat. He tries to be a good father but nothing ever works and I can't take being near him anymore. My mom tries to get him to ...

How Do I Fix My Life?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 19th, 2014
I'm 17 and I can't talk to girls, I don't like talking to people except a select few that are my friends and I guess it's because of me being fat and disliked by pretty much everyone in my middle school (never bullied, was too ...

My Husband Is Cheating Again

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, December 19th, 2014
From the U.S.: My husband and I moved to Texas 1 year ago and so he could be near his family. But as of recently he started seeing someone else again. I've have no family or friends around I'm a stay-at-home mom-of-3. I'm trying to ...

I Go into Utter Panic When I Go to My Part-Time Job

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 19th, 2014
Hello, I need help that my family won't provide or allow. My family are very conservative and don't approve of the medical world and are heavily reliant on religion to cure mental issues. I have tried and it simply does not work -- I have ...

I’m Hearing Voices in My Head & Constantly Scared of People Watching Me and Plotting Against Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 18th, 2014
I don't know whether this is a good site to be on or not. For about a year now I have been hearing a man's voice in my head. It started when I dropped some food on the floor and the voice said pick it ...

Emotional Abuse from Her Therapist?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Several weeks ago my wife of two years asked me for a divorce. I was shocked -- I'd thought things had been going well. Not two weeks before she had gushed to me about how excited she was to have a future with children and ...
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