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I Can’t Deal with Them Anymore

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, March 1st, 2014
Whenever I bring up something that genuinely upsets me, my father and brothers actively ignore it, and let my emotionally abusive mother talk me down. No matter what topic I introduce, it always ends with her segueing into how ungrateful and unforgiving and irresponsible I ...

Struggling with Grief

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Lately life has just been really unfair towards me. My best friend killed themselves on 09/09/13 and my uncle is dying in the hospital and my parents are always fighting wig me and making me feel worthless. I just wish I could do something That ...

My Mom Won’t Give Me Independence

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
I'm 18 and I’m trying my hardest to grow up and be independent. I pay some of my own bills (car insurance, phone) but they're all linked to her accounts. She still grounds me and won't let me make many of my own decisions. She ...

Mom Doesn’t Like My New Man

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 16th, 2014
I'm 26 years old been married last 7 years to a lair and cheater... Well one time we separated I dated my high school sweet heart an well recently we re connected an when we dated before i got pregnant an had his son...well my ...

5-Year-Old Daughter Scared of Men

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
My daughter has showed a fear of men since she was 2 years old. it has over time seem to get worse. I have never left her around men other then her dad and my dad so I know that she has never been abused. ...

3-Year-Old Has Identity Confusion

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
My 3 year old daughter is called two different names depending on who in the family is talking to her. Some people call her by her real name and some by her self appointed nickname. She also refers to herself by both at ...

My Mom Needs Me, but Hates Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 9th, 2014
All my life my mom has never been proud of me or happy with anything I've done. All I've ever tried to do is make her happy. I know I never will make her happy, but I still keep trying. My parents split up when ...

I Need to See a Psychiatrist

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, February 8th, 2014
I think I need to see a psychiatrist but I can't bring it up to my mom. In the past she said I needed to see one but didn't do anything about it. I wanna bring it up but I don't want it to be ...

Confused Emotions

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 7th, 2014
I am 16 and have been thinking how to word this for days. Firstly, I am terrified by all social situations and people terrify me. To cope with this I like to analyse situations in my head before I do them. Sometimes I see small ...

Daughter’s Boyfriend Constantly Lies

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, February 7th, 2014
My daughter's 18 year old boyfriend seems great, supportive and is wonderful when he is with her, and us (her parents and siblings) but he constantly lies about issues that don't seem to make any sense and fabricates all sorts of stories. He has ...

Dad Issues Affecting Relationships?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
My family issues started when I was 9 years old. I was in the McDonald's drive through with my father when he told me, "Your mother is cheating on me." Being 9 years old, I did't know how to react to that situation and I ...

Parents Never Listen

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, January 27th, 2014
My parents never listen to me and they don’t understand the things I go through. And they are always judging who I hangout with. I’m a dating a real amazing guy who I deeply love. My parents are judging him before they even meet him really ...
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