Teen Issues Articles

My Boyfriend Can’t Get Over My Past

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
From the U.S.: I have a boyfriend of about a year and he makes me super happy and we talk comfortably and laugh so easily together. We agree on everything and I can completely be myself around him. I've never felt this with anyone in ...

14 and Can’t Trust Anyone with His Heart

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 24th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm a 14 year old boy, and I'm going through so much. Well, after a series of failed relationships, I'm losing my trust and am giving up. They all played me like a violin, and just cut my strings. I'm lost and ...

I Think My Relationship Is Destroying My Personality

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
It's been three years since I have been in a on-and-off relationship. He was a gentleman (which I think was my made up concept) during the start of the relationship. He later on turned to be a monster for me. He cheated on me (as ...

Helicopter Parents Ruining My Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
My parents can be described at helicopter parents. They have always been very involved in my life and even moved with me when I went away to college. In college, I developed a serious relationship with a guy who I've been seeing for over 3 ...

I Have a Urge in My Mind that Says I Must Kill People or End My Life

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
I am having a issue where I just want to either end my own life or kill others. My mind just wants to make people suffer, it enjoys it. I have noticed that my emotions are starting to ignore everything. I am failing miserably at ...

My Grandparents are Hoarders

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
I'm 17 and I have depression and anxiety disorder which is very difficult to cope with. But aside from that, my grandparents have custody of me. They are good people and give me my basic needs, but they are verbally abusive and they're hoarders. Even ...

Roommate Situation – Is Something Wrong with Me?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, January 19th, 2015
I've been having some emotional issues with my current roommates and I'm starting to think it's myself and not them that's the cause of it. When it comes to them, I don't really consider their feelings or I just blow off the fact that they ...

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 ...

Should I Get Checked for Schizoid Personality?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, January 15th, 2015
I have always been considered strange by my peers, even in kindergarten. It never bothered what people thought of me, until now. My parents consider me "unsympathetic" "selfish and self centered" and tell me that my actions are hurtful and disrespectful, but I don't always ...

My Boyfriend Cheated Early in Our Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Hello. I'm 18 and my boyfriend and I have been together for about 2 and a half years. I recently found out that early on in our relationship, he cheated on me. I have no idea what to think or feel. I am hurt deeply. ...

Can He Be a Father to a Fatherless Girl?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
From the U.S.: A friend of me and my wife has a 12-year-old daughter. She recently became close to me and my wife. I'm a little nervous about it because she tells me she likes me like a father. She used to tell me and ...