Grief & Loss Articles

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 ...

Close Friend Angry with Me for 2 Years

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Firstly, before I elaborate on my issue, I would like to say that I really appreciate all the kindness and good work done by the therapists on this site in helping people. My issue started when I became close friends with a guy while on an ...

Anxiety, Unhappiness and Stress

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, May 19th, 2014
I’m not sure where to start. Three years ago I lost my mother and shortly after I went into a deep anxiety disorder feeling detached and unreal. I could not eat and stopped doing the things I loved. I ...

Dad Hid His New Marriage

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, May 17th, 2014
My father cheated on my mother in a very awful way. I remember very clearly watching her cry in the room. I knew their marriage wasn't completely healed when she passed away after a bus accident; everyone rushed to her side and may be for ...

I’m Having Trouble Moving On and Letting Go of an Enjoyable Experience

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
I went to shadow people at their workplace, and I had a really good time. I really enjoyed who they were, and I enjoyed the whole experience of following them around and observing, but it was only for a week. I got to know the people ...
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