Self-esteem Articles

I’m Really Depressed — Maybe Bipolar

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, October 24th, 2014
I'm eighteen years old, and I hate myself so much. I feel like I can't do anything right, that whatever I do, it won't be good enough. I'm taking a gap year in order to save for college, but these "I'm not good enough" thoughts ...

I Feel I am Going Out of Control

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
I've been feeling so bad lately, and I'm getting worried that I am losing control of myself. For the last months I've been more distressed than usual, and most recently very sad/angry/hopeless. It seems that I am a bitter, always angry person (well, ...

Issues with My Long-Term Girlfriend and Mother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 20th, 2014
From the U.S.: I recently moved to Philadelphia to be with my girlfriend after we have had a long distance relationship for 5 years. I have always had an issue saying no to my mother being somewhat of emotional support system for her since my ...

Do I Have a Serious Mental Illness & How Can I Seek Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, October 18th, 2014
I've been depressed for years, I was bullied through school mentally (I was violent as revenge sometimes) and never really had friends and I am an only child with a working mom and step dad so I spend a lot of time alone and I ...

Why Am I Never Content?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, October 17th, 2014
I started dating my husband when I was 15, I am 27 now. We have been married and living together for 2 years now, and I should be happy... Right? I mean, I have all the things a woman my age should want... but I ...

Boyfriend’s Daughter Says I’m Evil

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, October 16th, 2014
From the U.S.: My boyfriend was recently separated when we met 1.5 years ago. They are still in process of the divorce and he has full custody of two kids, a girl now 14 and boy now 12. We waited about 7 months before the ...

I Am Too Needy and Dependent

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
From the U.S.: I am a typical college student. In April of 2014, my boyfriend of 2 years broke up with me. I was devastated. I moved on, however, but I have been having some relationship issues now. I am unable to start a new ...

No Feelings

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, October 13th, 2014
I as far as I can remember have been living life that is ideal according to my surroundings, my parents take me as ideal son, my teacher took me as ideal student, at my college my juniors and batch mates looked upon me for inspiration. ...

Facial Scars from Car Accident

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Back in the summer of 2005 I was in a very bad car accident, I wasn't wearing my seatbelt so I went flying out the back windshield. It left multiple scars on the side of my face and neck along with my inner ...

I Am Living in a Sexless Marriage

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
From the U.S.: I am about 6.5 months pregnant, and since I have gotten pregnant my husband has refused sex all but one time early on. I am very frustrated. He says it is because it is weird to think about with the baby, but ...

Very Numb Feeling

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
I'm not sure how I feel it's not even sad it's way passed that now. I'm tired all the time. I am disgusted with myself. I have no sex drive. I can not focus on anything for very long. I'm very easily irritated. ...

My Boyfriend Won’t Have Sex with Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
I've been seeing my boyfriend about a year and a half now and I love him very much but he never wants to have sex with me. When we first met, we couldn't keep our hands off each other but over time it not only ...