Relationships Articles

Scared Wife Is Detaching from Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Well to start off my wife and I have been married for 4 years, and have 2 beautiful children together. The problem started about 2 months ago, I recently got a job that requires me to travel ...

How Do I Deal with an Unsatisfied Wife?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, November 20th, 2014
From Egypt: How do I deal with a cheated unsatisfied wife?: I've been married to my wife for almost 9 years. Since 3 years ago, she has requested from me to divorce her because I don't care about her, and she told me that am ...

Ability to Handle My Daughter Who Is 23 and Has Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
My 23 year old daughter is married, now separated. She is a paranoid schizophrenic if we must label it and is a methamphetamine addict. She was on her way to a one year in-treatment in lieu of 2 year prison sentence, when during sentencing us ...

Subconscious Anger

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
My boyfriend is 40, I am 38, we have been together 3 yrs, living together most that time. He is a professional artist and is very talented. I work in a call center, but play music on the side and also dabble in painting myself. ...

I Hate My 4-Year-Old Stepson

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
From the U.S.: First a quick background about the kid, he's currently 4, lives with my fiancé because his mom does not care to have him, although no legal custody was settled. Lady smokes weed, drank alcohol while pregnant. My fiancé has always worked 2 jobs to ...

Engaged But Think I Love Someone Else

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, November 17th, 2014
I've been with my fiancé for 6 years now, only 1 year engaged and I've been so happy for the past 5 years, until I met this guy. He is my friend since 3 years & just this last year he became my work partner. ...

My Boyfriend Is Talking to Other Girls!

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 16th, 2014
From Canada: I'm 18 and I've been with my boyfriend for a year and a half, we started having issues in march when I found he'd been texting and flirting with a girl from work, I was heartbroken and nearly broke up with him, he ...

Jealousy and Trust Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Hello, my partner and me have been together for about a year now and everything is going well however, my partner does not seem to trust me. I have not cheated on him or anything like that but he has it in his head that ...

Do I Really Need Psychotherapy?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, November 14th, 2014
Dear therapist, I went through bad break up, after that I talked with my friends only about it and did not give them any space. So now they stopped really talking with me or even wanting to talk. They told me that I ...

Dealing with Rejection or Jealousy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, November 13th, 2014
When I was little, my sister, who was my best friend, would do things like start a club with her imaginary friend and exclude me from it. When we were older, at our church, there were plenty of people her age to hang out with. ...

We Cheated on Each Other, Now Our Daughter Is in the Middle

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, November 13th, 2014
My husband and I have been together 3 years we have a 2 year old daughter together, I began noticing him getting distant, I invaded his privacy by checking his phone, I saw messages from other women one being my own cousin who wanted to ...

Girlfriend Wants to Stop Sex, Start Doing Other Things Together

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
From the U.S.: My girlfriend wants to halt our extremely strong sexual relationship while working to strengthen other areas. We have decided we need to work on me becoming more of an active participant in our our relationship as I spend too much time playing ...