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Not Sure What Is Wrong. Life Is a Lie for Me.

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, January 26th, 2015
I've gotten to good at lying I even believe myself. When I was in 5th grade my step father told me it's what daughters do for their dads. I was a child I didn't know any better. It went on like that until I got ...

Never Been Diagnosed, But I May Have a Problem with My Personality and/or Psychosis

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Hello, I am concerned about my health. I feel like I have a superiority complex and that I am above people which can seem odd or laughable in conversations. I have not been diagnosed, however I feel I may have a personality disorder and some ...

Boyfriend’s Family Is Distant from Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year. He is my old boyfriend from years ago. We have been talking about marriage and our future plans, but haven't formally announced it mainly because of his mother's resentment towards me. She does not ...

My Boyfriend Can’t Get Over My Past

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
From the U.S.: I have a boyfriend of about a year and he makes me super happy and we talk comfortably and laugh so easily together. We agree on everything and I can completely be myself around him. I've never felt this with anyone in ...

Best Friend or Best Foe

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, January 24th, 2015
I had a best male friend and we were really close. He was there when I had a lot of family issues happen and when his long term relationship ended I was there for him as well. My spouse and I were separated and I ...

Not Sure What Is Going On

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, January 24th, 2015
So I have already been diagnosed with Bipolar type 2. I take Lamictal 200mg and Trileptal 900 mg. Starting Friday I have been having an issues with my inner voice I guess. Not really sure what to call it. But it's been feeding me random ...

14 and Can’t Trust Anyone with His Heart

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 24th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm a 14 year old boy, and I'm going through so much. Well, after a series of failed relationships, I'm losing my trust and am giving up. They all played me like a violin, and just cut my strings. I'm lost and ...

Transference in Psychoanalysis

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
What are some practical ways of dealing with transference in psychoanalysis? I've read whatever I could find on the internet about transference and counter-transference, about how the concept evolved from Freud's days to contemporary psychology, and I'm still wondering: I understand it; it is a fantasy, it ...

I Think My Relationship Is Destroying My Personality

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
It's been three years since I have been in a on-and-off relationship. He was a gentleman (which I think was my made up concept) during the start of the relationship. He later on turned to be a monster for me. He cheated on me (as ...

Helicopter Parents Ruining My Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
My parents can be described at helicopter parents. They have always been very involved in my life and even moved with me when I went away to college. In college, I developed a serious relationship with a guy who I've been seeing for over 3 ...

I Have a Urge in My Mind that Says I Must Kill People or End My Life

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
I am having a issue where I just want to either end my own life or kill others. My mind just wants to make people suffer, it enjoys it. I have noticed that my emotions are starting to ignore everything. I am failing miserably at ...

I’m Having Problems with My 3-Year-Old Stepson

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
From the U.S.:My fiancé and I have been dating for 3 ½ years. We have a two year old son together and he has a son that is 3. My stepson's mother left and hasn't returned since he was 6 months old. I have been ...