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My Father Tries To Control Our Lives

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, March 9th, 2014
My dad has always been at the center of my nightmares since forever. He is an abusive person and believes what people say about us and torture our lives without asking us about the truth. He hates that my mom finally got a job and ...

I Don’t Know Why I Get So Angry

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Hi, I’m 18 years old and I believe I have anger built up inside me. I get mad at a lot of silly things. My family and my boyfriend tell me my attitude is awful, which I know is true. I yell once I get ...

Mom Asked Me for Sex

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
When I was 15 years old (I'm 22 now), my dad left overseas leaving me with my Mom. She is very hyperactive, impulsive, narcissistic and not very bright. She is also an alcoholic. She was like this before dad left obviously. She is also very ...

Obsessing Over Guys

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Hi. I'm a senior in high school and going into this year I was highly motivated determined to be the best that I could be. I had a terrible year last school year with sickness, social drama (boys included and lost my best friends), and ...

Uncomfortable Around People

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Ever since I can remember I’ve always bin uncomfortable around people. It was pretty bad in elementary school, I had 1 friend and she would talk for me and defend me. I always felt like everyone is judging me, like I wasn’t good enough. I ...

Is There Something Wrong with Me?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 28th, 2014
For the past two years I've been feeling isolated, unmotivated and as if I will never amount to anything. I have developed the bad habit of thinking of creative ways to commit suicide or how to make other people feel guilty as a result of ...

Struggling with Grief

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Lately life has just been really unfair towards me. My best friend killed themselves on 09/09/13 and my uncle is dying in the hospital and my parents are always fighting wig me and making me feel worthless. I just wish I could do something That ...

Boyfriend Thinks I Love Him for His Money

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Hi...I am 16 and my boyfriend is 17..we re in a long distance relationship...we are together for 4 months ..I love him so much...Today he sent me a picture with him. I said something about his house looking like a hotel and he told me ...

Helping Friend Cope

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Hi, sadly last week my friends dad died suddenly of bleeding in the brain. When she told me she started crying but wanted to quickly move on to another subject. I saw her today and she didn't bring it up what so ever she just ...

Is This Trichotillomania?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
When I was 8 years old I developed a bad habit of pulling out my eyelashes and ripping out my bangs...it is now 11 years later and I still suffer from pulling out my eyelashes...I cannot stop. I've tried everything. It feels so satisfying and ...

My Mom Won’t Give Me Independence

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
I'm 18 and I’m trying my hardest to grow up and be independent. I pay some of my own bills (car insurance, phone) but they're all linked to her accounts. She still grounds me and won't let me make many of my own decisions. She ...

Too Much Solitude?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 15th, 2014
I am 18 years old and I always want to be alone. My mother gets angry at the fact that I hardly leave my room. I have a few friends but I try to avoid hanging out with them. I make up excuses at times. ...
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