Relationships Articles

Forbidden Cousin Romance

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 22nd, 2014
I’m in such a bad situation please help me. About 9 months ago my cousin and I found out that were in love, we’ve been in a relationship for about 7 months. Recently we decide that unfortunately, what were doing is wrong and we need ...

My Girlfriend Got Really Physical with Me During Sex

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 22nd, 2014
My girlfriend and I were having sex the other night, out of nowhere she slapped, then punched, dug her nails into my arm then pressed into my chest as hard as she could. I was shocked... She jumped off me before finishing, although I think ...

If I Can’t Be Satisfied with Her, Can I Ever Be Satisfied with Anyone?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 20th, 2014
I've been with my girlfriend for 3 years. Our first year, we were both in grad school and our relationship was incredible. Once we graduated, we moved in together and have been very happy. She and I are incredibly compatible, we have the same interests, ...

My Husband Is Cheating Again

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, December 19th, 2014
From the U.S.: My husband and I moved to Texas 1 year ago and so he could be near his family. But as of recently he started seeing someone else again. I've have no family or friends around I'm a stay-at-home mom-of-3. I'm trying to ...

Depressed Friend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Here's the thing. A very good friend of mine (20) has started acting very unusual, she's skipping classes at college, doesn't smile anymore and doesn't have the will to talk to anyone about her problem. Anytime we (my friends and I) ask her about what's ...

Searching for Happiness in My Life

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
For the past year, I've been struggling to be positive, happy, or feel good about myself, my life, or my relationship. I feel sad and depressed most of the time, crying almost daily. About a year ago, I moved to a new state with my ...

Could I Have Schizotypal?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Hello. I'm 18 years old and been wondering about this for some time, even though my sex is female I don't really associate myself with a gender, I feel like I'm genderless instead. I was never a social person, even when I was ...

Take Things Very Negatively & Hurt Friends, but Never on Purpose

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
For the past 7 months or so, I have been feeling very irritable and upset. I notice I tend to takes things negatively almost immediately and realize I probably shouldn't. Work is stressing me out when it never used to and I have trouble staying ...

Can’t Approach My Wife for Sex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 15th, 2014
I have been living with my beloved woman for over 7 years now. We got married over a year ago. But for the past 6 years we hardly have any sex. It has been irregular and very infrequent. My wife says she needs me to be ...

Passion or Comfort … What Is Important?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 15th, 2014
From India: I am currently going through a lot of confusion. I became close friends with a girl (Let's call her G) with whom I shared a deep emotional and intellectual connection even though there was no physical attraction initially. However our emotional intimacy led ...

Emotional Abuse from Her Therapist?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Several weeks ago my wife of two years asked me for a divorce. I was shocked -- I'd thought things had been going well. Not two weeks before she had gushed to me about how excited she was to have a future with children and ...

I Am in Love With My Best Friend Who Is also a Woman

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
From the U.S.: I have told a friend before that I had feels for them and our friendship ended. I don't know what to do. I can't keep going on like this, but I am terrified of telling her how I feel. I have no ...
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