General Articles

I’m Married and in Love with a Married Woman

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, September 4th, 2014
From S. Africa: My cheating habits started a few years back. I feel that I was pushed into the hands of another woman. My wife hadn't been working for some years at that time and we just had our second child a few months back. ...

What Do I Do about Boyfriend’s Lies?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
From the U.S.: Well I have to start from the beginning. When we first got together he had told me he got cheated on by his ex in the 8th grade and he suffered from trust issues. For our first year he made me feel ...

How to Support My Wife Who Has a Fear of Being Controlled

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
It has become evident to me that my wife has a fear of being controlled. She experienced mild sexual abuse as a child and didn't have very emotionally supportive parents. Her dad left when she was in ...

Does My Stepbrother Have an Anxiety Disorder?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
From the U.S: Hi. I'm 14. I have a step brother that lives in my dad's house. His mom (my step mom) lives in the house as well. I recently moved in with my dad. My step mom is very protective over her son who ...

Behavior Issues?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, September 1st, 2014
My son will be 3 next month and for the longest time he has been a terrible toddler to say the least. He will not listen to anything I say. I try redirecting him, I try spanking him, the corner. Doesn't seem to phase him. ...

My Boyfriend Accuses Me of Cheating Every Day

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, September 1st, 2014
My boyfriend has accused me of cheating everyday and I haven't. He says that it's the way I look at men. He gets very upset and very angry at me to the point I cry and have seizures. We have been dating for almost a ...

My Boyfriend Won’t Hold Me or Cuddle Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, August 31st, 2014
From the U.S. i have been with my boyfriend for almost a year now and i know he has a problem being intimate, but it is getting ridiculous. he says its because he was raised differently and he is stuck in 50's mentality. he is not ...

Relationship Issue

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, August 30th, 2014
I have been dating Jack for about two years. Recently, we have been discussing marriage, but there is an issue and I don’t know how to resolve it. I have been in two other long term relationships before Jack: one was for a ...

My Therapist Didn’t Show Up

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: I don't know how to handle my therapist not showing up to my first appointment with her. I've been crying all day, and had to have a beer and shot of tequila because I felt everything I already think about women and ...

Is This Considered Sexual Abuse?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, August 28th, 2014
From the U.S.: My brother and I grew up with a narcissistic mother. I have read online that this causes a lack of nurturance. As a result when I was 6, 7, 8 my brother and I had sexual relations. I don't remember much, but ...

Depressed Boyfriend Shutting Me Out

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
I've been dating a guy for about 6 months. We had such a connection we jumped right into a relationship. Things were amazing, we communicated well, had fun together and were attracted to one another. We had similar interests and goals. But he is going through ...

I Don’t Know What’s Wrong. Mum Drinks and I’m Scared.

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
I will sum everything up quickly, over the past four or more years my mum has been drinking heavily and my dad works away so he has no power to help, my mum is abusive and very scary when she is drunk. She ...