Grief & Loss Articles

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 ...

Mother Hates Me But Worships My Sister

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, May 5th, 2014
My mother has resented and (i believe) hated me since birth. She never hugged me or even touched me unless hitting me with a belt. She never said " I love you" even once when growing up. 17 years later gave birth to my sister. ...

Unable to Forget First Love

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, May 4th, 2014
I had a friend more than three decades ago who proposed to me but I could not get married to him because of my parental restraint for weird reason. I was then just 21 years. He got married and so did I and both of ...

A Hard Break Up

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, May 1st, 2014
I had been dating this one guy for 4 years, everything was great until a couple months ago. He always told me he wasn't happy with his life but it also had nothing to do with me, he was happy with me. Or so he ...

How Do I Move On?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
From the U.S.: 7 years ago I fell head over heels for my kids father. before the kids and I came along he was with his girlfriend for 18+years that he cheated on with me. We had two little girls. After being told that I ...

I Can’t Trust Mental Health Professionals

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, April 28th, 2014
There was an incident about a year ago, short after New Year's Eve. It's strange to talk about it, I feel guilty actually. A friend was over who had mental health issues, he had lost his job and didn't pay his bills anymore and startend ...

I Cannot Remember Things Before the Age of 14

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, April 20th, 2014
I realize I am relatively young and that I shouldn't have a lot of memory problems but I have been unable to remember my past years of life its like at the age of 14 the slate was wiped clean I can not remember anything ...