Relationships Articles

Best Friend or Best Foe

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, January 24th, 2015
I had a best male friend and we were really close. He was there when I had a lot of family issues happen and when his long term relationship ended I was there for him as well. My spouse and I were separated and I ...

14 and Can’t Trust Anyone with His Heart

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 24th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm a 14 year old boy, and I'm going through so much. Well, after a series of failed relationships, I'm losing my trust and am giving up. They all played me like a violin, and just cut my strings. I'm lost and ...

I Think My Relationship Is Destroying My Personality

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
It's been three years since I have been in a on-and-off relationship. He was a gentleman (which I think was my made up concept) during the start of the relationship. He later on turned to be a monster for me. He cheated on me (as ...

Helicopter Parents Ruining My Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
My parents can be described at helicopter parents. They have always been very involved in my life and even moved with me when I went away to college. In college, I developed a serious relationship with a guy who I've been seeing for over 3 ...

I’m Having Problems with My 3-Year-Old Stepson

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
From the U.S.:My fiancé and I have been dating for 3 ½ years. We have a two year old son together and he has a son that is 3. My stepson's mother left and hasn't returned since he was 6 months old. I have been ...

My Husband Has the Desire to Kill

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Hey. I'm just really looking for some serious advice. I really believe my husband is a sociopath. When we first started dating he would mention that it's hard for him to have feelings. He also said when he was a kid he would torture cats ...

Problems Recalling Events Accurately

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
A person I know has this recurring problem. At first I didn't think anything of it, after all, we all have memory lapses from time to time for a variety of reasons. However, my friend continually recalls events and facts incorrectly. In and of itself this ...

Overwhelming Fear of Rape

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
"Fear" isn't exactly the right word: it's more like a terror. It started a few years ago, I think, I'm not quite sure. I just started having horrible nightmares about being abused in the most unimaginable situations. It's gotten worse until I can't sleep a ...

Roommate Situation – Is Something Wrong with Me?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, January 19th, 2015
I've been having some emotional issues with my current roommates and I'm starting to think it's myself and not them that's the cause of it. When it comes to them, I don't really consider their feelings or I just blow off the fact that they ...

I Have No Trust in My Baby’s Father

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 17th, 2015
From the U.S.: Basically I got pregnant in a long distance relationship and after 8 months he finally moved to be with me. But I've read txts where he tells his mom he's going to abandon the child and come back home to them after ...

External Mental Pressure and Loneliness

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, January 16th, 2015
with problem is very external but I am under lots of stress from inside. I have visa issues in US. I am not from here and I have single entry visa and my visa depends on my job which puts lots of pressure on me. ...

My Boyfriend Cheated Early in Our Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Hello. I'm 18 and my boyfriend and I have been together for about 2 and a half years. I recently found out that early on in our relationship, he cheated on me. I have no idea what to think or feel. I am hurt deeply. ...