Relationships Articles

I Am Trying to Save My Marriage

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, October 24th, 2014
From the U.S. I'm 33 and I have a few issues. The worst one I have is lack of control over my anger. I have said some things to my wife that I am ashamed of. My family has told me that it was out ...

My Husband Has a Crush on My Sister

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
From the U.S.: I've been married for 16 years since high school and have two kids. Due to my families situation my mom and sisters lived with us for a year or two here and there. In the past, I had no problem with my ...

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, ...

Issues with My Long-Term Girlfriend and Mother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 20th, 2014
From the U.S.: I recently moved to Philadelphia to be with my girlfriend after we have had a long distance relationship for 5 years. I have always had an issue saying no to my mother being somewhat of emotional support system for her since my ...

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 ...

Dealing with Sister’s Cyclical Relationship

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, October 17th, 2014
I'm no longer sure how to deal with sister who is in a cyclical relationship. My sister has been in an on-and-off relationship for the past 2-3 years. The boyfriend seems to be using her for monetary ...

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 Am Too Needy and Dependent

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
From the U.S.: I am a typical college student. In April of 2014, my boyfriend of 2 years broke up with me. I was devastated. I moved on, however, but I have been having some relationship issues now. I am unable to start a new ...

Relationship Anxiety

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, October 13th, 2014
Just a quick background, im 29 never met my father and lost my mother to cancer when i was 16. Ive always had a hard time with relationships it seems, recently i have started seeing a girl i have had a past relationship ...

Could My Boyfriend Be Schizophrenic?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, October 12th, 2014
My boyfriend has begun acting very strange, starting about 6 months ago. He started watching these videos on spirit science and developed an obsession with theories and conspiracies. He started talking about it to anyone who would listen. He broke up with me so I ...

Husband Smokes Pot and I Am Not OK with It

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, October 11th, 2014
My husband and I have been together for almost 20 years. We have had a considerable amount of problems in our marriage due to emotional baggage from dysfunctional family issues and previous relationships. My husband knows that smoking pot is not acceptable to me and I ...