Self-esteem Articles

I Think People Are Watching Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Why do I think people are watching me on hidden cameras all the time? Ever since I was around 5 years old I’ve thought that people are watching me, not just people I know but celebs, doctors and random people too. I ignored it as a ...

How to Deal with Heavy Self-Harm

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 15th, 2014
I been having heavy self-harm thoughts and the problem is I am looking to return to the work field. I am afraid that when get a job and have the urges to cut that I will be in psych ward and lose my job. I ...

I Can’t Concentrate on My Studies

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
From India: I am in 12th grade and I understand studying efficiently is very important right now, but for some reasons I am not able to. Whenever I sit down, I start thinking about other less important and frivolous things which has nothing to do ...

Boyfriend Is an Alcoholic

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, September 13th, 2014
This man's entire house is 2500 sq.ft. with a bed and boxspring only in his room with a motley assortment of desks and dressers, ALL the furniture except the couch are castoffs from his parents, he keeps his childhood things in the basement, uses utensils ...

Negative Thinking About My Mother

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
A few years my father passed away when I was in uni And we have a family business of a independent grocery store. My dad used to run everything and my life was pretty comfortable. I have a older brother and a older sister. My sister got married ...

Relationship Issue

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
When I was a teenager I vowed to myself and God to remain a virgin until I was married so I could save myself for the man that I am supposed to spend forever with. Well I am in a relationship now and about 4 ...

My Girlfriend Doesn’t Show Me Love

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, September 8th, 2014
From the U.S.: Hi, my girlfriend and I have been together for 2yrs and we have and 8 month old together. The reason I'm here is because within the last couple months my girlfriend has changed a lot. When we first got together she couldn't ...

Boyfriend Troubles

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, September 7th, 2014
I have been with my boyfriend for a little over a year now. At the beginning of the relationship he was very attached. We would spend every day together and had no problem with it. After a few weeks of dating he became very controlling ...

My Teenage Brother is Object of Bullying

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, September 6th, 2014
From Azerbaijan: Hi. We are 4 children in our family. 3 girls and a boy. My brother is the last child of the family being born after 7 years of silence. He is 17 now. This year he has graduated from high school and is ...

I Feel Like I’m Losing My Grip on Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 5th, 2014
Sometimes I feel extremely energetic and think I can do anything, other times I feel like I should just kill myself to save everyone the trouble of my existence. I feel like there is a voice in the back of my head, when I feel ...

My Therapist Didn’t Show Up

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: I don't know how to handle my therapist not showing up to my first appointment with her. I've been crying all day, and had to have a beer and shot of tequila because I felt everything I already think about women and ...

Boyfriend Needs Help

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, August 29th, 2014
I think my boyfriend might have a mental illness. How can I talk to him about it? How can I get him help? I'm afraid that when I talk to him about it he will become angry and push me away or leave the relationship. ...