Self-esteem Articles

I’m Having Trouble Making Friends

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
From the U.S: So, i started high school freshman year 3 days ago, and I have made 0 friends. Before this, I went to an extremely small private school and this year I am in a giant public high school. Anyway, my mom told me ...

After 10 Months Boyfriend Won’t Spend Time with My Kids

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, September 29th, 2014
I met my boyfriend about a year ago. He was coming out of a bad 6 month relationship. To start I need to say, from what he has told me, he has been scared from almost every relationship. Even his parents. When I met him ...

Fear of Relationships

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, September 25th, 2014
From Lithuania. Hello, I am a 21 year old student. I've been suffering from anxiety disorder, social phobia and have been taking antidepressants (escitalopram) for several years now (I had a small break,about a half year, but at the beginning of the first study year ...

My Boyfriend Uses Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
I woke up today to my boyfriend forcing himself inside of me, it's not the first time. When it happens I don't say or do anything, if I did he would only make it hurt more. He seems to get off on my physical pain, ...

What Is the Matter with Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, September 21st, 2014
I don't really know what is wrong with me. I don't consider myself depressed, but I feel so careless at times and life is just passing me by. I still laugh and try to engage in conversation, but it feels different. I feel different. I ...

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 ...