Relationships Articles

I’m Married and in Love with a Married Woman

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, September 4th, 2014
From S. Africa: My cheating habits started a few years back. I feel that I was pushed into the hands of another woman. My wife hadn't been working for some years at that time and we just had our second child a few months back. ...

What Do I Do about Boyfriend’s Lies?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
From the U.S.: Well I have to start from the beginning. When we first got together he had told me he got cheated on by his ex in the 8th grade and he suffered from trust issues. For our first year he made me feel ...

How to Support My Wife Who Has a Fear of Being Controlled

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
It has become evident to me that my wife has a fear of being controlled. She experienced mild sexual abuse as a child and didn't have very emotionally supportive parents. Her dad left when she was in ...

My Boyfriend Accuses Me of Cheating Every Day

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, September 1st, 2014
My boyfriend has accused me of cheating everyday and I haven't. He says that it's the way I look at men. He gets very upset and very angry at me to the point I cry and have seizures. We have been dating for almost a ...

Boyfriend’s Controlling Mother

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 31st, 2014
I have been in a relationship for four years now and I am at my breaking point. him and his mother have this relationship that isn’t normal every time I’m around she always makes sure to tell him that she loves him more then anyone ...

My Boyfriend Won’t Hold Me or Cuddle Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, August 31st, 2014
From the U.S. i have been with my boyfriend for almost a year now and i know he has a problem being intimate, but it is getting ridiculous. he says its because he was raised differently and he is stuck in 50's mentality. he is not ...

Relationship Issue

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, August 30th, 2014
I have been dating Jack for about two years. Recently, we have been discussing marriage, but there is an issue and I don’t know how to resolve it. I have been in two other long term relationships before Jack: one was for a ...

Boyfriend Needs Help

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, August 29th, 2014
I think my boyfriend might have a mental illness. How can I talk to him about it? How can I get him help? I'm afraid that when I talk to him about it he will become angry and push me away or leave the relationship. ...

Depressed Boyfriend Shutting Me Out

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
I've been dating a guy for about 6 months. We had such a connection we jumped right into a relationship. Things were amazing, we communicated well, had fun together and were attracted to one another. We had similar interests and goals. But he is going through ...

He’s Never Experienced Love

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
My best guy friend and I starting seeing each other now we both are just friends. He expressed to me that in his last relationship he only had physical feelings for his x and looking back now he didn't love her and didn't miss her ...

I’m Not Happy

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, August 25th, 2014
I really hope I get an answer because it'll go a long way to help me out in life. And in my part of the world therapy isn't too common so life's problems are blamed on several other weird stuff. I am 21 and it ...

Bothered By an Incident of My Friend Deliberately Killing a Hamster

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
A close friend of mine, a grade school teacher, called me from the car on her way home from the last day of school before summer break. She sounds upset as she says, "You're not going to believe what I just did! We had a ...