Relationships Articles

My Boyfriend and His Mother Seem Too Close

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, October 31st, 2014
My boyfriend an I have been together almost a year, and I noticed some odd things about the relationship with his mother. He has an older brother and an older sister. They both have jobs, pay rent, help out, his sister is married and moved ...

Dating A Married Man

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, October 30th, 2014
I am dating a married man and I want to end it but don't know how I have been seeing a married man for a month. I am falling for everything he says and does and know that in the end I will be the one ...

Partner Cheating

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
My partner cheated on me last March 2014, when I found out last May 2014 they stopped. But since then, I don’t trust my partner. We're still living together & we fight a lot. I have a feeling that they still have communication although all ...

My Boyfriend Is Secretive about His Finances

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm having reservations about marrying my boyfriend because of his secrecy of his financial situation. After 2 years in our relationship, my boyfriend asked if I wanted to get married. I have thought about it but we seem so far away on ...

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 ...

Boyfriend Too Attached to Cousin

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, October 25th, 2014
My boyfriend and his cousin are too attached. How can I make him see that? We can't plan a single date because he wants to bring his cousin along. I tell him I wanna spend time with him ane he claims we are ...

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 ...