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I Love My Girlfriend But I’m Losing Attraction

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
From the US: I love my girlfriend greatly and she treats me better than I feel any other girl could possibly do. I could see myself being with this girl for quite some time because of the way she treats me. We have been together ...

I Feel Lost and Have No Sense of Direction

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
From the UK: I am young (17) and lost. This past year has been relatively depressing with the loss of a family member, moving out of one parent's to live with the other and the step family, failing to get a career/job amongst other problems. ...

Stopped Meds a Year Ago and Struggling to Work

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Several years ago I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and after several hospital admissions this was changed to Type 2 Bipolar. About a year ago I gave birth to a son and I managed with mild depression to manage but due to interference of ...

I Am Losing Everything I Worked For

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 24th, 2014
I have suffered from severe depression for most of my life. I also am a binge eater. I am super morbidly obese. I have been on disability for almost 8 years. I have times when I do very well, while disability, I signed up for ...

How Do I Leave My Much Older Boyfriend?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: During these past two years I've been struggling to breakup with my boyfriend of 6 years, who is 24 years older than me. (I'm 28; he's 52) I want to leave him, not only because of the age gap, but also because ...

What Does My Dream Mean?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 14th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm 27 and had a dream that I was back in school and my teacher was my boss from work. We don't get a long well at work though we're professionals and just do our jobs. I am afraid of him as ...

Extreme Emotional Detachment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
I'm an extremely introverted person, and I have been for a very long time. It was different when I was younger, and I don't know when or why that changed. I was as loud and obnoxious as any other child. I spoke my mind and ...

Is This Clinical Depression?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 17th, 2014
I have always believed that every person is un-harmfully eccentric in their own way but I think lately, I have been more than that. Feels unhealthy. I am very lonely and still pushing people away & myself into a cocoon. I am unable to concentrate ...

Love or Familiarity?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, December 26th, 2013
I apologize if this query seems a little childish, or unimportant, but it's something that is getting me down beyond belief and I felt it was worth asking to see if I can get a little advice. I started a new job two months ago ...

Feeling Empty

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, December 20th, 2013
I am a mother of 2 kids. i now live with my parents and my hubby is also with me. I had left my job for the sake of my kids. I am feeling like nobody is there for me in this world. I am ...

Struggling with Dad’s Death

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
my dad passed away two months ago after being diagnosed with COPD 5 years ago. we were not very close but i still stayed with him every weekend until last year when i wasn't able to go down as much due to work. when it ...

Depressed but Haven’t Sought Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Okay so for as long as I can remember I've had times we're I would be really depressed sometimes. It started to become noticeable with my parents that I would ditch my friends and stay home and sleep. But I am not always that depressed, ...