Q: I’ve been married for 3 years now. Sometimes it’s been okay, but most times terrible. He always blamed me for everything. In our second year, he did that less, but started to hurt me more verbally, e.g. he would say he wasn’t blaming me so much because he didn’t care. When we are okay [...]
Dr Misty Hook, PhD’s Replies at Ask the Psychologist: Online Clinical Psychologist, Page 4
Dr Misty Hook, PhD has answered the following questions at Ask the Psychologist: Online Clinical Psychologist.
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Q: My friend from college lashes out at me whenever she is upset or in a bad mood (even if it has nothing to do with me). She’ll put down my appearance and say things like, “Well, you have a big nose” or “Your teeth are crooked”. I’m usually shocked because it comes out of [...]
Q: I’m 27 years old and I would love your help with one of my deepest secrets. I dream of necrophilia. I have a journal under lock and key in my bedroom, where I write down all my necrophilia-related stories. I’ve been living with my mother since I was discharged from the Army due to [...]
Q: I have social anxiety and I want to use exposure therapy, but I am confused. Is my goal to get used to the pain in social situations, or to associate social situations with pleasure? If it is the former, I take it I could give myself as big a challenge as I can muster [...]
Q: I’m a 28-year-old female, and have experienced a few long-term dysfunctional relationships in my time. My most recent was about 8 years long (on and off). About 8 months ago I started seeing a therapist to help me move on and get over my ex, and that has been one of the best decisions [...]
Q: My question is how to fix the following, that I’ve become aware of: I have a tremendously hard time focusing on anything. My mind works as if I have ADD, in that my thoughts wander repeatedly to a subject I can’t even focus on enough to know what it is that my mind is [...]
Q: I have been in a relationship for 12 years with a woman I think might not be right for me. I never felt really happy in the relationship and, although I loved her as a person, I was never really crazy in love with her. The main reason was that she always had weight [...]