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Date Doubled Over

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I just started dating a 56-year old woman. Last night, we were at an Oscar party and I went to the men’s room.

When I returned, she was doubled over, almost in a fetal position, shaking and rocking back and forth in place.

She says she doesn’t remember ANY of this, but it looks serious to me. Is there anything I should be aware of here?

Thanks for your help.

Date Doubled Over

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There was too little information here to know for sure, but we do know it was disturbing for you to see. The loss of memory about this is perhaps the most disturbing. Unless there was heavy drinking involved, I would be hard-pressed to explain both her behavior and her inability to remember it. Offer to go with her to the doctor for a general physical. This is a good place to start.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Date Doubled Over

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Date Doubled Over. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 24, 2019, from
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