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Husband Smokes Pot and I Am Not OK with It

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, October 11th, 2014
My husband and I have been together for almost 20 years. We have had a considerable amount of problems in our marriage due to emotional baggage from dysfunctional family issues and previous relationships. My husband knows that smoking pot is not acceptable to me and I ...

My Mom Is Threatening to Throw Out My Pet

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Today my mother threatened to throw my five-month-old kitten out. This may seem silly, but I take these things very seriously. I value animals higher than anything; they are really the only things I seriously care for (cats especially). My kitten is practically the reason ...

I Think I’m a Narcissist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, October 10th, 2014
Hello, I'm from Italy, and I'm 14. I'm sorry if I make some English mistakes but I just don't know who to ask anymore. I feel lost, because I don't know if I have a personality disorder. I have done a lot of tests on internet, ...

Former Abuser Re-entering My Life

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, October 9th, 2014
My brother who is now 19 almost 20, used to hit me (along with violently push me, slap me, tackle me, put me down, humiliate me, make fun of me infront of my friends, include himself if i have a friend over etc.) ...

Laughing Turns into Hysterical Sobbing

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Recently whenever I'm laughing hard I'll start sobbing hysterically after a few minutes. I'll be watching a funny video or on a site and if I've been laughing for a while I'll suddenly just start sobbing. I don't really cry a lot but when this ...

I Don’t Know Who I Am

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 6th, 2014
From the U.S.: Two years and seven months ago I started really looking at who I was and now I don't know who I am anymore. I have gone through thinking I was heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual. Now I have no sexual interests in any ...

Facial Scars from Car Accident

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Back in the summer of 2005 I was in a very bad car accident, I wasn't wearing my seatbelt so I went flying out the back windshield. It left multiple scars on the side of my face and neck along with my inner ...

Wanting to Get Back with My Ex…

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, October 5th, 2014
18 from England: Me and my ex broke up about two months ago, it was mutual. It wasn't working. But he text me yesterday asking how I was, etc! The conversation went on for ages! I found out from a friend that he is seeing this ...

I Fear Losing a Really Close Friend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, October 4th, 2014
From Malyasia: I have a friend whom I have grown really fond of and he is more like a brother to me than a friend. My problem is that, I have this fear of losing him because I don't have a brother of my own ...

Might I Have Bipolar Disorder?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, October 3rd, 2014
I wonder if I might have ultradian cycling bipolar disorder. I am 23 now. When I was a sophomore in high school I had a depressive episode. When I am was a sophomore in college I had a Zoloft induced manic episode where ...

Side Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, October 3rd, 2014
From Pakistan: One year ago my sister's behaviour was shockingly changed. We tried our best to manage but failed. We admitted her in hospital and they diagnosed schizophrenia. After one week we bring her home, she was mostly recovered and better. But one week later her ...

I Am Living in a Sexless Marriage

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
From the U.S.: I am about 6.5 months pregnant, and since I have gotten pregnant my husband has refused sex all but one time early on. I am very frustrated. He says it is because it is weird to think about with the baby, but ...