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My Grandparents are Hoarders

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
I'm 17 and I have depression and anxiety disorder which is very difficult to cope with. But aside from that, my grandparents have custody of me. They are good people and give me my basic needs, but they are verbally abusive and they're hoarders. Even ...

My Husband Has the Desire to Kill

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Hey. I'm just really looking for some serious advice. I really believe my husband is a sociopath. When we first started dating he would mention that it's hard for him to have feelings. He also said when he was a kid he would torture cats ...

Eating Disorder

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Every innocent diet always turns in to me not wanting to eat at all little by little then, I start to binge and purge large amounts and gain weight back. When I'm binging I feel as if I'm in a trance and all my problems ...

My Mom Is Depressed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm 15. I've been noticing a difference in my mom. She cries a lot more and doesn't really talk or get out of the house. every time I ask her what's wrong she just says "its one of those days" but it's ...

Problems Recalling Events Accurately

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
A person I know has this recurring problem. At first I didn't think anything of it, after all, we all have memory lapses from time to time for a variety of reasons. However, my friend continually recalls events and facts incorrectly. In and of itself this ...

Daughter Believes Father Molested Her

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 19th, 2015
From the U.S. My husband was good father but verbally abusive at times and hard on the youngest of our 2 daughters. However, deep down I do not believe that he molested her. She has no memory of actual sexual abuse but says he rubbed ...

Roommate Situation – Is Something Wrong with Me?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, January 19th, 2015
I've been having some emotional issues with my current roommates and I'm starting to think it's myself and not them that's the cause of it. When it comes to them, I don't really consider their feelings or I just blow off the fact that they ...

Daughter Hates Step-father

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, January 18th, 2015
My first husband and I had a daughter together. He passed away when she was 5. I remarried when she was almost 11. We had a son and twin girls together. She is now married for 2 months. We got together to exchange gifts for ...

Something Is Wrong with Me Emotionally

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 18th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm 21 and for as long as I can remember I've been insecure with low self-esteem. I remember putting myself on a diet at 9 years old. Growing up I've always felt aloof and just different from everyone else. Its hard to ...

I Have No Trust in My Baby’s Father

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 17th, 2015
From the U.S.: Basically I got pregnant in a long distance relationship and after 8 months he finally moved to be with me. But I've read txts where he tells his mom he's going to abandon the child and come back home to them after ...

Sister’s Identity Crisis

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, January 17th, 2015
My sister, 33 yo healthy, college educated, professional female, has described a phenomenon that has repeatedly (3-5 times in the past 2 years) happened to her. She will be doing something in one room and someone (her husband or mother) will speak to her in ...

How Do I Cope with Bullying?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 16th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm a sophomore in high school, and I feel low on confidence. Mainly because in my odd day 4th period class there is always this kid who makes fun of me, and he always tries to point out my flaws. I tried ...