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Take Things Very Negatively & Hurt Friends, but Never on Purpose

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
For the past 7 months or so, I have been feeling very irritable and upset. I notice I tend to takes things negatively almost immediately and realize I probably shouldn't. Work is stressing me out when it never used to and I have trouble staying ...

Can’t Approach My Wife for Sex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 15th, 2014
I have been living with my beloved woman for over 7 years now. We got married over a year ago. But for the past 6 years we hardly have any sex. It has been irregular and very infrequent. My wife says she needs me to be ...

Passion or Comfort … What Is Important?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 15th, 2014
From India: I am currently going through a lot of confusion. I became close friends with a girl (Let's call her G) with whom I shared a deep emotional and intellectual connection even though there was no physical attraction initially. However our emotional intimacy led ...

Suicidal Ideations and Fear of Involuntary Commitment

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, December 14th, 2014
Although I have a good boyfriend, family, and close friends, I feel completely alone. None of them know the "real" me, and lately I've thought about talking to a professional. I have a psychiatrist who gives me meds that helps me project this image of ...

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 ...

I Cannot Be in a Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 13th, 2014
From the UK: I found that I cannot be in any relationship even though I would love to have one. I have never been in any relationship because I always end up any form of relationship after 2 weeks. I often feel lonely and when ...

I Think I Have ADD

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 12th, 2014
I'm really forgetful and absent minded and as a writer I can never bring myself to finish my own projects because I get bored and try to start a new one. At school I'm terrible at math because the teacher will explain the formulas to ...

I Need Approval from Authority Figures

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, December 11th, 2014
From a 19 year old young woman in India: I am experiencing something which can be referred as an extreme sort of temporary fickleness. I am driven by a constant urge to patronize/flatter the person in the authority just because I need them to provide ...

I Am in Love With My Best Friend Who Is also a Woman

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
From the U.S.: I have told a friend before that I had feels for them and our friendship ended. I don't know what to do. I can't keep going on like this, but I am terrified of telling her how I feel. I have no ...

Mother Is Depressed

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
My mother has had a terrible childhood. Her father was always drunk and she witnessed him beat her brothers because he was jealous that his wife (my mom's mother) was paying too much attention to them. My mother also grew in intense poverty (she fixed ...

The Physical Aspect of a Relationship Is Missing

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 8th, 2014
From Singapore: I have been in a long distance relationship for 2 years now, with another 1 more year of to go, of living apart, before we tie the knot. We Skype regularly, have managed to meet each other every 4 months or so for ...

I Think I Have a Problem with Eating

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, December 8th, 2014
So in the last year I have lost +50 pounds. I did it the healthy way. Now in the last few months I have become obsessed, I am constantly thinking about food finding out what I will eat planning the calories for the day. I ...
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