Psychology Articles

My Wife Can’t Leave Her Lover

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, October 26th, 2014
We are married for 10 years, three kids (8, 5 and 2 years old). My wife did not work 4 years ago. When she got her first job, she felt in love with her boss (she is 30, he is 55 yo). After about 6 ...

I’m Really Depressed — Maybe Bipolar

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, October 24th, 2014
I'm eighteen years old, and I hate myself so much. I feel like I can't do anything right, that whatever I do, it won't be good enough. I'm taking a gap year in order to save for college, but these "I'm not good enough" thoughts ...

Relationship Recovery

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
From Dubai: I was engaged to someone I love for a year; I love him so much and couldn't imagine my life without him. I have struggled a lot emotionally due to the loss of my father last year and he was supportive and always there, ...

My Boyfriend May Be Lying to Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, October 19th, 2014
My boyfriend of almost a year. (My first serious relationship) I’ve had some suspicions that he has been lying too me about things. Not huge things but a lie is a lie. So one day we were talking and I told him I knew he ...

Boyfriend’s Daughter Says I’m Evil

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, October 16th, 2014
From the U.S.: My boyfriend was recently separated when we met 1.5 years ago. They are still in process of the divorce and he has full custody of two kids, a girl now 14 and boy now 12. We waited about 7 months before the ...

My Girlfriend Hates Herself and Can’t Move on from Her Ex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
From Indonesia: Hi, I have been together with my girlfriend for over than 2 years. And now we were in long distance relationship. It has never been an issue for us because we trust and love each other. I met her when she and I were ...

I Think I May Have a Personality Disorder

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, October 12th, 2014
From the U.S.: When I was in the military, I was discharged due to a personality disorder. Not long afterwards I went to a psychiatrist to get retested for many things and he said under no circumstances did I have one, instead he diagnosed me ...

Laughing Turns into Hysterical Sobbing

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Recently whenever I'm laughing hard I'll start sobbing hysterically after a few minutes. I'll be watching a funny video or on a site and if I've been laughing for a while I'll suddenly just start sobbing. I don't really cry a lot but when this ...

I Keep Dreaming about My Therapist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 28th, 2014
From U.K.: I don't seem to be able to stop dreaming about my therapist. I am having a bit of a tough time at the moment and she is away but every night for the last 4 nights I am having dreams with her in ...

Fear of Relationships

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, September 25th, 2014
From Lithuania. Hello, I am a 21 year old student. I've been suffering from anxiety disorder, social phobia and have been taking antidepressants (escitalopram) for several years now (I had a small break,about a half year, but at the beginning of the first study year ...

Disturbing Dreams

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Let me start by saying I would never hurt my son in any way. I have a son who is almost two and I have had a few disturbing dreams about him. In these dreams I'm beginning to perform sex acts on complete strangers then ...

What Is the Matter with Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, September 21st, 2014
I don't really know what is wrong with me. I don't consider myself depressed, but I feel so careless at times and life is just passing me by. I still laugh and try to engage in conversation, but it feels different. I feel different. I ...