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I Can’t Deal with Them Anymore

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, March 1st, 2014
Whenever I bring up something that genuinely upsets me, my father and brothers actively ignore it, and let my emotionally abusive mother talk me down. No matter what topic I introduce, it always ends with her segueing into how ungrateful and unforgiving and irresponsible I ...

Traumatic Childhood Events & Self-Confidence

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, March 1st, 2014
Okay. This all started from when I was eight years old. My mom and step dad both worked a lot so they would have my cousin Amber babysit me. One day she kept me inside the house and pulled all of the blinds shut. ...

Severely Depressed

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, February 28th, 2014
I've been depressed for a really long time and its at the point where I can barely leave my room or even the house. I've asked my family for help, friends but they either ignore or brush me off to the side. I can clearly ...

Struggling with Grief

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Lately life has just been really unfair towards me. My best friend killed themselves on 09/09/13 and my uncle is dying in the hospital and my parents are always fighting wig me and making me feel worthless. I just wish I could do something That ...

Sister is Delusional

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
My sister, age 57, is a BSRN, but not working. She has difficulty with working relationships. She has been married five times. Fired from her last job. For over a year she has been convinced "the government" is really the enemy. She thinks they are ...

I Don’t Feel Like Myself

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 24th, 2014
I am 17 diagnosed with Manic Depression, and Cluster B Trait. I am currently on Prozac and Resperadone (pardon my spelling). Lately I have been discussing the strangest conversations in my head. Let me explain. I think I'm different and that I ...

What Are Parents’ Rights In Doctor/Patient Confidentiality?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, February 21st, 2014
I am not here for myself. I am here on behalf of my mom, who has been a victim of her other daughter's mental illness for the past 30+ years. I will call my sister R. R claims to have suffered from depression ever since ...

My Mom Won’t Give Me Independence

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
I'm 18 and I’m trying my hardest to grow up and be independent. I pay some of my own bills (car insurance, phone) but they're all linked to her accounts. She still grounds me and won't let me make many of my own decisions. She ...

Husband Hates Parents, Parents Hate Husband

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, February 17th, 2014
I was recently married and we have a four month old baby. My husband has said/done some mean things to my parents that he has apologized for, but he is very vocal and feels that noone deserves respect unless they earn it. We were house ...

Mom Doesn’t Like My New Man

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 16th, 2014
I'm 26 years old been married last 7 years to a lair and cheater... Well one time we separated I dated my high school sweet heart an well recently we re connected an when we dated before i got pregnant an had his son...well my ...

Overly Sensitive

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, February 14th, 2014
My english may not be up to the standard but here i go, I have two types of problem and i have been facing them since i was born. I am 18 now. First i am very sensitive to things , i tend to feel everything ...

Emotionally Abused by Dad

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 13th, 2014
I'm recently 15 and my dad has been abusing me since i moved in with him on grade 7.he would call me stupid and not believe in me. I have no one else to turn to because my father is disowned by his family and ...
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