Q: My boyfriend blames everything on me. We have been together for a year. I love him very much, but he is so hard on me. Every time there’s an issue, he blames me or manipulates it to make it my fault. For example, he wanted to order something online and, since I owed him [...]
‘Self-esteem’ Questions at Ask the Psychologist: Online Clinical Psychologist
The following questions are related to ‘Self-esteem’ at Ask the Psychologist: Online Clinical Psychologist.
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Q: Is indecisiveness a symptom of anxiety? I have such a difficult time making a decision, that many times I end up missing the boat. What’s up with the indecision? What causes it? Sometimes it’s paralyzing. A: Yes, indecisiveness is a form of anxiety because it usually involves a lot of fear. I’ve heard indecisiveness [...]
Q: This is our background: we’ve been together since 1989; we married July 2009; our first son was born August 2009; our second son was born February 2012. Our nearly-3-year-old is struggling with self-esteem and it breaks my heart. Has this come from his witnessing our aggressive arguments? He is a bright, happy, sociable little [...]
Q: As I ask this question, I can feel myself getting angrier at the fact that I’m asking for help. Every day I find that I’m fighting with myself. I know I’m a lesbian but I can’t stand it. I dread thinking about what would happen if people found out. I’m not homophobic. My brother [...]
Q: I am a guy, and have three odd feelings: 1) I like wearing women’s clothes and shoes; 2) I feel like women should lift and carry me; 3) I feel excited when I see women riding motorcycles and are stronger than me. I get aroused by these three things. I really want to give [...]
Q: I grew up with a mom who was not very affectionate. I can remember one time when she initiated a hug, and that was because I did something for her unexpectedly. I cannot remember ever cuddling with her, sitting on her lap, or having her initiate a kiss. Is this why I crave affection? [...]
Q: I am doing my internship in medical sciences. About two years ago, I suffered from a spine problem and I became depressed. Even though my family supported me, I had a lot of fears that I could not share with my parents; I developed an inferiority complex because of my back pain. I even [...]