Self-esteem Articles

I Think I Have PTSD

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
From a 16 year old in the U.S.: I got sexually abused by my step father for 14 years. When I was 13, I got raped twice. Now, I constantly have these flashbacks. I get shaky and nervous...as if it's happening to me right then. ...

My Ex Might Be Paranoid … What To Do?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
I met this guy online in January. Things started out great. But slowly, I began to notice things that were not normal with him. Here are a few examples: 1. One day I was out with my co-workers and while were were out he texted me. ...

I Am Not Ready to Change, But Have Problems

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
I have recently had increased anxiety and panic attacks due to being sexually abused. This has triggered me to have disordered eating in order to try to control my situation. I have been experiencing some anorexia and bulimia tendencies. I am now considered ...

My Teacher Started Asking Me About My Body

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: I have been in my teachers class for about a year now. Just three days ago, he gave me his number in case I was having any problems and needed to talk. I texted him two days ago and asked him for ...

Dissociation, Avoidant or Antisocial Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 19th, 2014
I am emotionally detached; I am not capable of feeling love (or at least I cannot recognise the feeling), and my other emotions are muted (the only emotion that I can feel strongly is annoyance). I cannot really feel guilt, and have little empathy (I ...

Too Young for Divorce?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
I think I was too young to get married. I met my husband when I was 19, we broke up when I was 21 due to lack of communication and lack of affection. We got back together after he told me things would change. They ...

My Mother Abuses Me Every Day

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
From the UK: I am 24 yrs old but i am highly qualified but because of visa restrictions i cannot work as i am studying. She moved to the UK and forced me to move here so i left my career in my home country ...

How Socially Anxious Am I?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, June 16th, 2014
hi i am a teenager and confused whether or not i am socially anxious. so here are a few things i did that i feel like i am not socially anxious: in school even though i had no idea about water polo and barey knew ...

I Feel Insecure About My Boyfriend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 16th, 2014
From Turkey: My boyfriend has problems about anger management. Last time he had anger, he haled at his family and wrote me "i don't want to talk with anybody, i am leaving you." This was not first time he did it. I feel insecure. When ...

My Boyfriend Has OCD

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, June 15th, 2014
From India: my bf has ocd , he himself told me. its going to be an year since we committed. he has turned my life upside down. he slowly started interfering in my life n my he controls me. if u would ask me why dont ...

Does My Mother Hate Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, June 14th, 2014
My father was never there at all, my mom left him before I was born. I think my mother has resented me my entire life. I fully understand that a parent can A) Have their children's best intentions in all of their actions because they ...

I’m Isolated and Lonely

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Egypt:  First excuse me for my broken english , I just wanna ask u doctors cuz Im in the maximum limits of boring, isolated, and lonely. My issue didnt start now its have been stocked with me since when I was in school , i dont have ...