Grief & Loss Articles

Conflicted Feelings Towards My Husband

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
From the U.S.: To give a little background, My husband and I have been married for 13 years. We have three young children...ages 3,8,11. Until recently I have been a stay at home mom for the entire marriage. In my perspective, We have had a ...

I Feel like I’m Losing Grip

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
First of all, I didn't know which topic to put it under, since it also involves my husband, and the other, that being psychosis, but since I'm the person feeling it, I believe it should be psychosis. Allow me to explain-both me and my husband ...

I Don’t Think There’s Anything Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
I'm not trying to get attention. I don't want to be labeled with depression or some other mental disorder. I used to be sad, it's something I've dealt with since 5th grade when we moved here. Then my dad died when I was ...

Why Won’t My Friend Talk to Me?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
From the Phillippines: I have a friend who just begun not talking with me for no reason. We been through a lot but after her problems were solved she just left me. We were so connected before. Talking everyday and sharing all stories but no ...

Do I Lack Sympathy/Empathy/Compassion?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 12th, 2014
I was trying to find this answer on the internet but was bogged down with sympathy vs. empathy articles. I've read the differences countless times now. I cannot identify with either one. I absolutely am not sympathetic. As far as empathetic, I do have the ...

Is It Wrong to Want Him Out of My Life?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
From the U.S.: I have a friend who I've known since childhood, I'll call him Bill. We've never been very close, but we've had the same circle of friends almost all our lives. In fact my fiance is good friends with Bill now. Personally I've ...

Afraid My Wife May Be Paranoid Schizophrenic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, June 9th, 2014
About a month and 1/2 ago my wife started thinking someone was hacking into her Facebook account and reading her notifications. I put all the security measures in place and ensured her she was safe. It has gradually gotten worse to the point she believes ...

My Hubby Was Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Chronic State, We Have a Kid

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
I have this partner in life now who has been diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia since 2008. We have been schoolmates long way on our high school days before. After 7 years we've meet again most probably earlier of February 2011. At first, I really don't ...

Experiencing Weird Symptoms Since October

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Ever since October, 2013, I've been sort of... Out of it. It started with a panic attack; the first panic attack i've ever had, or at least from what I remember. It was an odd feeling. I felt numb and around the sides of my head ...

Why Don’t I Have Real Feelings in Relationships?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 6th, 2014
I'm 19 and have been experiencing strange emotions this past year. The deep connections I felt with friends are suddenly forced and it is almost painful to be around people. I have also had strange spells of depersonalization. My ex boyfriend died a couple years ...

How Do I Help My Grieving Friend?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: My friend was on holidays with his best friend and yesterday his best friend died hit by a car. As soon as this happened he contacts me but he doesn't tell me more than than, and just keeps talking like nothing had ...

I’m Stuck

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
I am stuck in this tornado of confusion and need to get back on track.I am currently in a relationship with my best friend. He was my best friend for seven years and we decided to start dating and it has been over 6 months ...