Relationships Articles

How Do I Fix Myself?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
From the U.S.: Non physical cheating. My wife and I have been together for 5 years and over this time when not with her I find myself chatting online with other women. Afterwards I'm mad at myself for what I've done and it's beginning to ...

My Guy Is in Love with My Sister

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 5th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm 16 and I dated a guy who was 15. I thought he was the most amazing guy and then he told me one day that he couldn't date me anymore because he thought he was in love with my sister. I ...

My Boyfriend’s Parents Don’t Approve of Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, January 5th, 2015
Him and I started dating in a mental health treatment facility, so the relationship wasn't supposed to happen since we were both working on depression. Our child youth workers called his parents and told them the relationship was unhealthy, but told us that we could ...

I Have No One that I Know in My Class

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
Ok, I am currently in year 9. I have an amazing group of friends and I really enjoyed year 8. It was just perfect! But now I got moved classes and I got separated from my friends. Some of the people in my new class ...

Help Me Adjust to My Fiance Already Having a Child

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 2nd, 2015
From the U.S.: It's very hard for me. I love my fiancé very much, and I really like his 5 year old son, we all get along. Trouble is, I am incredibly sad he has a child with another woman. I want to have a baby ...

Girlfriend Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 1st, 2015
I have been going out with my girlfriend for just over 3 years and have been living with her for almost a year. This is both our first proper long term relationship ans of course I love her to bits. As with the start of ...

Girlfriend Messing Around or Am I Paranoid?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, December 28th, 2014
I have a girlfriend who is 3 years older to me. She is not that much pretty. Her parents are no more and she lives with her brother and sister in law who do not treat her well. Our relationship is now 4 years old ...

Should I Even Bother on Giving Him a Chance?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 27th, 2014
From the U.S.: My boyfriend has multiple girls online that he communicates with. He tells them he loves them and they share naked pictures with each other. He also calls them on the phone and texts them he says it means nothing because they live ...

My Parents Won’t Accept My Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 26th, 2014
I have read many different types of answers to this concern, but I believe my case is different. I am away for college and almost 3 years ago, I met the love of my life and have been with him for almost 2 years. He ...

Am I at a High Risk for PTSD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, December 25th, 2014
From the U.S.: When I was in middle school, my acquaintances would repeatedly slap me in the butt at the lunch table and that made me feel very uncomfortable. That happened regularly. They used to say "I love you" sarcastically. One of them said I would ...

Relationships with Borderline Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. My partner is uncertain if he wishes to remain in our relationship. We live together, and I'm uncertain how to interact with him through this. Our pattern has been for me to bargain with my behavior through ...

Forbidden Cousin Romance

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 22nd, 2014
I’m in such a bad situation please help me. About 9 months ago my cousin and I found out that were in love, we’ve been in a relationship for about 7 months. Recently we decide that unfortunately, what were doing is wrong and we need ...