Relationships Articles

How Do I Deal with Rejection?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, November 6th, 2014
From the U.S.: 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 ...

I Want to Talk to People But I Don’t Want to Be Friends

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
I have always very self-conscious but after I got a boyfriend it became worse. I was terrified he would leave if I remained "fat" so I then limited myself to 320 calories a day until I plummeted from 120 lbs to 80 in about 3 ...

Emotional Intensity Disorder

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
My wife and I have been together for about 14yrs. I am deeply in love with her. Lately however; we have been fighting hard. It is taking a toll on me. I have in the past talked ...

My Relationship Issue: Boyfriend Drinks

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 3rd, 2014
I have been in a relationship with a lovely man for 2.5 years. We are engaged and have booked our wedding. Last week, we went to a party and he got way too drunk. I had asked him to stop drinking sprits in May as ...

My Ex-Boyfriend Is Very Unstable Mentally, Please Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
My boyfriend of 2 years is very unstable. He hears voices, he accuses me of being a witch and stealing his energy and giving him negative energy, he thinks everyone is out to get him, he chokes on his breath and can't breath, he starts ...

My Husband Has a Crush on a Woman Young Enough to be His Granddaughter

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, November 1st, 2014
From the U.S.: I love my husband of 6 years but I am having difficulty trusting him. 6 years ago he went to a funeral of the sister of an ex-girlfriend and made out with the girlfriend at the funeral. I did not go. We ...

Cutting and Pressured by Friend/Life

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, November 1st, 2014
My friend has been trying to tell my family that I cut. She cuts too and sees a therapist. She will not stop telling me to do something about it when I don't want to tell anyone. I'm not the type of person to share ...

My Boyfriend and His Mother Seem Too Close

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, October 31st, 2014
My boyfriend an I have been together almost a year, and I noticed some odd things about the relationship with his mother. He has an older brother and an older sister. They both have jobs, pay rent, help out, his sister is married and moved ...

Dating A Married Man

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, October 30th, 2014
I am dating a married man and I want to end it but don't know how I have been seeing a married man for a month. I am falling for everything he says and does and know that in the end I will be the one ...

Partner Cheating

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
My partner cheated on me last March 2014, when I found out last May 2014 they stopped. But since then, I don’t trust my partner. We're still living together & we fight a lot. I have a feeling that they still have communication although all ...

My Boyfriend Is Secretive about His Finances

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm having reservations about marrying my boyfriend because of his secrecy of his financial situation. After 2 years in our relationship, my boyfriend asked if I wanted to get married. I have thought about it but we seem so far away on ...

My Wife Can’t Leave Her Lover

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, October 26th, 2014
We are married for 10 years, three kids (8, 5 and 2 years old). My wife did not work 4 years ago. When she got her first job, she felt in love with her boss (she is 30, he is 55 yo). After about 6 ...