Relationships Articles

I Hate My 4-Year-Old Stepson

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
From the U.S.: First a quick background about the kid, he's currently 4, lives with my fiancé because his mom does not care to have him, although no legal custody was settled. Lady smokes weed, drank alcohol while pregnant. My fiancé has always worked 2 jobs to ...

Engaged But Think I Love Someone Else

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, November 17th, 2014
I've been with my fiancé for 6 years now, only 1 year engaged and I've been so happy for the past 5 years, until I met this guy. He is my friend since 3 years & just this last year he became my work partner. ...

My Boyfriend Is Talking to Other Girls!

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 16th, 2014
From Canada: I'm 18 and I've been with my boyfriend for a year and a half, we started having issues in march when I found he'd been texting and flirting with a girl from work, I was heartbroken and nearly broke up with him, he ...

Jealousy and Trust Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Hello, my partner and me have been together for about a year now and everything is going well however, my partner does not seem to trust me. I have not cheated on him or anything like that but he has it in his head that ...

Do I Really Need Psychotherapy?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, November 14th, 2014
Dear therapist, I went through bad break up, after that I talked with my friends only about it and did not give them any space. So now they stopped really talking with me or even wanting to talk. They told me that I ...

Dealing with Rejection or Jealousy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, November 13th, 2014
When I was little, my sister, who was my best friend, would do things like start a club with her imaginary friend and exclude me from it. When we were older, at our church, there were plenty of people her age to hang out with. ...

We Cheated on Each Other, Now Our Daughter Is in the Middle

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, November 13th, 2014
My husband and I have been together 3 years we have a 2 year old daughter together, I began noticing him getting distant, I invaded his privacy by checking his phone, I saw messages from other women one being my own cousin who wanted to ...

Girlfriend Wants to Stop Sex, Start Doing Other Things Together

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
From the U.S.: My girlfriend wants to halt our extremely strong sexual relationship while working to strengthen other areas. We have decided we need to work on me becoming more of an active participant in our our relationship as I spend too much time playing ...

Pathological Envy of Power

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Ok so this is probably a weird problem I have but please just hear me out. I really need to talk to someone to help understand what's wrong with me because there is no listed disorder that accurately matches what I feel like and nobody ...

Don’t Know What to Do or How to Feel about My Husband

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 10th, 2014
When we first where together things where beautiful, our relationship was perfect. I got pregnant and shortly after I had my son and we where moving to a new state. An incident happened that left me in tears and that made him angry. He ended ...

Mom Is Cheating…What Do I Do?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 9th, 2014
From Canada: Hi, I know that my mother is cheating on my dad. A few months ago, my sister heard on the phone with another man. The way she spoke to him was an immediate red flag. My sister told me and I believed her. ...

Paranoid that She’s Cheating Due to Lack of Sex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, November 7th, 2014
First, I’m so glad I stumbled upon this site and hope wholeheartedly that this outcry (my only option at this point) will not go unheard or unanswered. I warn you now that this is a long one. Right to the thick of the matter: I’m a ...