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Dealing with My Partner’s Depression

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, May 17th, 2013
My current boyfriend and I have been dating for about 3 1/2 years and living together for about 3 years. We are in a band together and rely on this for most of our income. Since I've known him, he has dealt with minor depression. ...

Fear of Former Colleagues

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, May 13th, 2013
I recently attended a conference and ran into a former colleague who was very cruel to me. I was a victim of mobbing at a previous job. I am petrified that this woman talked to my current colleague and she has sabotaged my job. I ...

Am I Wasting My Time Again?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, April 28th, 2013
My boyfriend is a year and a half younger than me so i knew going into it that i might have issues with him being a bit immature in certain areas of our relationship, but when we first started dating he was my perfect guy. ...

Problems with My Family

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Hi, I am one of four sisters and have four brothers. We are a total of eight siblings. My father past away almost six years ago and so did my grandmother from my mother’s side. My mother was left to care for us all. She ...

Boyfriend Thinks I Take Him for Granted

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
My boyfriend believes im taking him for granted. We both moved from our place in AZ to chicago(him) and boston(me), due to economical issues. Our priorities are different, his is money mine is school. Im currently unemployed looking for a job and im in school ...

Boyfriend’s Job Affects Our Relationship

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, April 11th, 2013
I've been dating my boyfriend for almost a year known him 10 yrs. He lives in Cleveland, I live in Columbus. He is a workaholic. He travels for his job, I rarely get to see him because all he does is work. His job is ...

Do I Have a Personality Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 8th, 2013
I've taken the sites PD tests and got 38 on borderline, 23 on narcissist and 15 on psychopath. I'm having trouble building up courage to see a professional. But I was hoping for advice. I'm embarrassed if it is BPD as that's a female disorder ...

How Do I Adjust to Chronic Pain?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
I was injured in a back country horse back riding incident in October of 2009. I fractured my pelvis on both sides. I went from being very active to living in pain until recently. I found out that a have Sacroiliac ...

Son with Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Son being content with no outside life ;no work no friends does not go anywhere/ He was diagnosed at 18 with schizophrenia.. he could not hold a job down.. he self medicated got caught went to prison and since prison no meds he is quite ...

Pregnant and Feeling Useless

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
I lost my job last September and haven't had one since. I was enjoying the time off for a while, but then found out I was pregnant a few months later. I didn't resume looking for work because my pregnancy has ...

Parents Barely Speaking

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 15th, 2013
My parents had a big fight last month. They didn't talk to each other until around two weeks ago. However, it looks like they didn't really reconcile. They barely talk to each other at home but in public they act like they're okay. Last week, ...

Just Learned Boyfriend Cheated Years Ago

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
My boyfriend of 8 years cheated 6 years ago and i just found out. I found out from one of his old friends. When I approached him about it he denied it. Finally he admitted it but said it only happened one time and he ...
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