Relationships Articles

I Don’t Need Much to Become Angry

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, February 13th, 2015
From the U.K: I have 2 small children, married for 5 years. I am a student as well. I find myself getting angry very easy about little things, and I feel I can not cope anymore with all the running of the household, husband and ...

Is this Normal Depression?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, February 13th, 2015
I am 22 and have been going through depression and anxiety since I was 17. It feels different sometimes though. I feel like I'm experiencing the mood swings of PMS except all the time. I mean I mostly feel tired and worthless and like I ...

My Friend Keeps Going Back to Unhealthy Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
From Columbia: My friend dated this guy for about 3 months (never meet him as I was overseas), he took her virginity and a while later they broke up. They kept talking and the new girlfriend of the guy called her to say to stay ...

Losing on Life

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
My dad left us when I was 10. I was brought up by mom single-handedly. She worked most of the time and I used to be alone at home. I was harassed and bullied by my uncle and his family with whom mom and myself ...

My Husband Is Attracted to Teen Girls

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, February 8th, 2015
I'm an American and I recently got married to an Irish man, he's almost 26. I recently found out that a week after our wedding I found out he'd been looking at sexy fb pics of a 16 yr. old girl that was at our ...

Confused about Daughter’s Teacher’s Behavior — Possible Histrionic Personality?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 7th, 2015
My daughter's 3rd grade teacher behaves inconsistently and unusually, which makes it difficult to interact with her. Within weeks of meeting her, she asked me to be her friend (though clarifying that we couldn't "hang out" until after my daughter graduates her class), shared overly ...

Afraid of Everything

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, February 7th, 2015
My husband announced he is leaving us. He says that I have been taking advantage of him for being under his Health Insurance, not saving money, not being a good housewife, etc. I have always worked full time. I started having GAD and depression. I ...

My Fiance Is Outdated in His Thinking

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 7th, 2015
From India: Hello, I am 23 yrs old. I have been in a relationship for the past 2 yrs. My family supports it too and are happy about it. But my fiance is very possessive and moreover very outdated in thinking. I am a more ...

Husband Asked for Space After 17 Years

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, February 6th, 2015
My husband asked for space after 17 years. He says I belittled him, didn't respect him and demeaned him. The past 2-3 years in my eyes weren't that great. I did notice at times I did do that. Other times I thought I was joking ...

Trouble Dealing with My Own Past

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
I had a great childhood but my transition to adolescence was terrible to say the least. I isolated myself and had none of the normal adolescent behaviors, had very few friends and spent most of my time studying. This situation worsened when I went to ...

I Suspect My Friend Is a Bit Sociopathic

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
From Croatia: In my first year of university I was a very shy insecure boy who had just started to live and study in a big city. I had just started to make friends, and as I didn't have any male friends there was one ...

My Past Eats Me Alive

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 2nd, 2015
I have a problem. More than two years I was doing a bad habit that not only hurt me, but also hurt others. At the time I wasnt aware that the thing I was doing was wrong. but now I am a little older, and ...