Self-esteem Articles

My Boyfriend Enjoys Toying with My Feelings

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
My boyfriend enjoys toying with my feeling, humiliating me, keeping things from me. I started dating him, because of the way he courted me at first, such a gentleman. I opened up to him and told him everything about my life, however, he has kept ...

Obsessed with a Celebrity

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Hello. I have a problem that I am seeking therapy for, but I would like another opinion. A bit of background info. About me: I have major depression & I suffer from anxiety attacks from time to time. I have been on a leave from ...

I Go Through Occasional Depression and Feel a Lot of Stress

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
I go through occasional depression and feel a lot of stress. I'm a 15-year-old girl. I think I go through occasional depression and feel a lot of stress on me. I think the main reason is due to me being the oldest out of my ...

I May Have BPD Or Another Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, January 26th, 2015
After puberty I went from being a outgoing and happy child to very moody and anti-social especially once I got closer to young adulthood. I've gotten moodier and more aggressive. I had incidents where I actually considered hurting people or lashing out over small insignificant things ...

Never Been Diagnosed, But I May Have a Problem with My Personality and/or Psychosis

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Hello, I am concerned about my health. I feel like I have a superiority complex and that I am above people which can seem odd or laughable in conversations. I have not been diagnosed, however I feel I may have a personality disorder and some ...

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 ...

Something Is Wrong with Me Emotionally

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 18th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm 21 and for as long as I can remember I've been insecure with low self-esteem. I remember putting myself on a diet at 9 years old. Growing up I've always felt aloof and just different from everyone else. Its hard to ...

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 ...

Delusional and Not Sure What to Do

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, January 17th, 2015
I think there is something wrong with me. I am smart, everyone tells me that. I am very smart, that’s what they all say. However, I am also smart enough and brave enough to admit that there is something very, very, VERY wrong with me. ...

How Do I Cope with Bullying?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 16th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm a sophomore in high school, and I feel low on confidence. Mainly because in my odd day 4th period class there is always this kid who makes fun of me, and he always tries to point out my flaws. I tried ...

My Family Has Deserted Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
My family and I had always been close until my mother passed away during my Senior year of surgical complications when I was seventeen. The event seemed to tear my family apart and put a "leper" sign on my back. I met someone online when ...

Lose Erection After Putting on Condom

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, January 10th, 2015
I am a 25 year old guy. I have no problem getting an erection while making out and foreplay, but as soon as I put the condom, I have difficulty maintaining an erection. This happened for the first time a few months back when I was ...