Relationships Articles

Can’t Approach My Wife for Sex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 15th, 2014
I have been living with my beloved woman for over 7 years now. We got married over a year ago. But for the past 6 years we hardly have any sex. It has been irregular and very infrequent. My wife says she needs me to be ...

Passion or Comfort … What Is Important?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 15th, 2014
From India: I am currently going through a lot of confusion. I became close friends with a girl (Let's call her G) with whom I shared a deep emotional and intellectual connection even though there was no physical attraction initially. However our emotional intimacy led ...

Emotional Abuse from Her Therapist?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Several weeks ago my wife of two years asked me for a divorce. I was shocked -- I'd thought things had been going well. Not two weeks before she had gushed to me about how excited she was to have a future with children and ...

I Am in Love With My Best Friend Who Is also a Woman

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
From the U.S.: I have told a friend before that I had feels for them and our friendship ended. I don't know what to do. I can't keep going on like this, but I am terrified of telling her how I feel. I have no ...

The Physical Aspect of a Relationship Is Missing

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 8th, 2014
From Singapore: I have been in a long distance relationship for 2 years now, with another 1 more year of to go, of living apart, before we tie the knot. We Skype regularly, have managed to meet each other every 4 months or so for ...

My Boyfriend has Been Angry Since We Moved in Together

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 7th, 2014
From the U.S.: My boyfriend and I have been together for over 3 years, and we just moved in together this summer. Normally, we get along pretty well. We have so much fun together. He is funny, sweet, a hard worker, smart, and my best ...

Mother–In-Law has Possible Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 6th, 2014
My husband and I got married. Her behavior and the way she is forced me to stay in my closet sized room while I was living there and it triggered my first experience with depression. Her behavior and the fact that she caused me to ...

Am I Being Abused or Am I Crazy?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 6th, 2014
This is going to be very long but I really, really, really need help. I have been married for 16 yrs. My husband has been addicted to one thing or another our whole marriage. First it was gambling, then weed, followed by alcohol and cocaine ...

I Need Help/Advice

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, November 28th, 2014
From the U.S.: Married 18 years...separated 3 months due to his drug use and abusive behavior. I as well as he knew he would not be welcomed at my sisters home, which is where me and our 16 yr old daughter are now staying in ...

My Boyfriend Has a Suspicious Nature

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, November 28th, 2014
From the U.K.: this is regarding my boyfriend...he doesnt believe me i feel...he always suspect me of being online chatting with somebody else...he will be checking my facebook messages my chat histories...always complaint me of being online late night even though i am not...because of ...

Sadness About Love

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
I'm very depressed. I've been fixated and obsessed with the same woman for almost 30 years. I separated from my wife a year ago. This woman contacted me a few weeks ago. ...

I Should Be Happy for My Boyfriend But I’m Not

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
My boyfriend has a very complicated family. No one in his family has seen a happy, healthy marriage or relationship. His dad has always cheated on his mom. She claims to stay due to financial reasons and due to the children being young. They are ...