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Constantly Thinking About Death

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 1st, 2014
For the past six months or so, I have thought about death multiple times a day. I think about the fact that I will no longer exist and I will never be alive again. When I think about it, I feel cold, nauseous, panicked, and ...

My Mother Abuses My Younger Siblings

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 31st, 2014
From the U.S.: How do I handle my mother's frequent age-inappropriate behavior and questionable parenting techniques? As you read, it is important to keep in mind that my mother’s public persona of "caring and attentive parent" is carefully constructed and presented in the presence of ...

Suppression of Emotions Concerning My In-Laws

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 31st, 2014
I think my emotions are suppressed and its taking a toll on me and my relationship with my spouse. I can never say what I intend to say as the people around me do not accommodate that as I live with my in-laws. My privacy ...

Does My Mother Show Signs of ADHD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: My mother, age 85 and widowed, is physically healthy. But when I speak to her on the phone, she always bangs around pots and pans and all sorts of items, and answers me with little "hmm"s that tell me she isn't really ...

My Wife is Being Paranoid

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Hello. I am having hard time with my wife, she has some serious diagnosed paranoia and chronic anxiety. She has started to be paranoid about anything I say, like nothing is ever true that I am telling ...

Do I Have a Personality Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
I have a need for people to like me and a constant need for attention. I have lied to gain attention. Someone asked if I got off from being helpless and I'm wondering if he is right. I don't pay attention to other people's feelings ...

I Need Advice on How to Deal with Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, July 28th, 2014
I think I've been suffering from major depression for several years now, at times coming moments away from killing myself, is there any help I can get without having to go to a mental health professional, or do I just need to go and get ...

Am I Meant to Be with This Guy?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
From the U.S.: A possible symptom of BPD is expecting your SOs to just know what you want, like mind reading. Mine is really good at that. Having BPD, I don't know where I should draw the line in my mind, should I be accepting ...

Suspect My Partner Has a Personality Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
I have a close friend, who became my lover about a year ago. Recently he cheated on me (had an affair with a colleague), and I was/am terribly hurt, as I was his absolute best friend. In addition, in the past few months he has ...

I’ve Been in a Crazy Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, July 26th, 2014
From the U.S.: I live in SF for two years where I met my ex who is from Turkey more than a year ago. We felt in love crazily everything seemed ok beside a couple things which my naivity was explaining as cultural difference and ...

Can’t Stop Thinking about Men Hurting Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, July 26th, 2014
I constantly make up scenarios in my head about a school teacher I had 8 years ago, each one contains an accident where he hits me or a misunderstanding whereby I think he's going to hurt me. In these scenarios the school teacher has to ...

Why Do I Want to Be with Someone Else?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, July 25th, 2014
From Italy: I want to start by emphasizing that this is not a serious issue in my life. It's just something that I am not able to cope with, and would like some...general insight. I do not have any self esteem problems and consider myself to ...
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