Relationships Articles

Lack of Socialization?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 9th, 2015
I feel like there's something wrong with me but I don't know what it is or how to possibly resolve this. I am 16 and have been homeschooled my whole life. I have never had a friend or even have spoken to someone my own ...

My Relationship Has Come to a Fork in the Road

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, March 8th, 2015
I have been with my boyfriend for nearly 5 years now, we moved to Colorado together three years ago from Texas. Our reasons for moving were for no other than, we are young and why not! When we first moved here life was magical and perfect, ...

How to Kick Out an Abusive Partner

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, March 6th, 2015
My partner of 6 years is an emotionally abusive alcoholic, who is currently on probation for his fourth DUI. He has no car, no driver's license, and only recently got a part-time job after more than 2 years of self-imposed unemployment. Even though he is ...

Why Do I Always End Up with Emotionally Unavailable Men (Married or Not)?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Since the time I was 19, I have been involved with men who end up being emotionally or otherwise remain married and unavailable who ended up lying to me and I want to know why? Lots of people tell me its low self esteem but ...

In a Controlling Relationship and Don’t Know How to Get Out

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
I have been in and out several times of a controlling relationship. Full of lies and hurt emotionally. Everytime something goes wrong, he comes running tell me sorry with open arms and he blames everything on me and makes me feel Im in the wrong ...

I Just Had a Baby and I’m Not Happy

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 28th, 2015
I just had a baby with my boyfriend, I've been really angry for no reason, when ever he gets home I'm all of a sudden angry, and he gets mad cause I complain to much about everything, I try to be happy, I don't know ...

Confused about My Relationship with My Friend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 26th, 2015
This issue I have is with my friend vie known him for about five years and in that fives he would talk about gay rights gay topics and make sexual innuendos and would insinuate that I was gay so I asked him if he was ...

Genophobia

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
From Lebanon: More than a year ago I suddenly started experiencing painful penetrations. A few days later I found out I'm pregnant. Doctor advised not to have sex during pregnancy because of pain. Now my baby is 6 months old and I still cannot have ...

Will He Ever Love Me as Much as I Love Him?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 21st, 2015
I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year now and I'm head over heels for him. He on the other hand recently told me that he knows in his head and his heart that he feels love for me, but he isn't able ...

Emotional Connection & Relationships

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 20th, 2015
I feel that I am struggling to form emotional connections in my relationships. My girlfriend ended a three year relationship seven months ago; since then I have taken steps to move on. Steps such as seeing other people, getting a new job, even moving to ...

Wife Is Hurt by My Sister and Can’t Get Over It

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, February 20th, 2015
My mother and sisters have long interfered with my life. Now that I have my own family (wife and daughter) I want to create our own experiences. They have always blamed my wife for us not seeing them as much as they want. We live ...

Emotional Infidelity

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, February 20th, 2015
From the U.S.: I have been with my husband for 8 years, and married 3 months. Recently I discovered he has been sending emotional emails to another woman -- talking about loving her and being with her. My husband maintains that no physical cheating occurred, but ...