Ask the Therapist: Better to be alone or feel alone together?

My partner & I have been living together for 14 years.  I ignored earlier instincts (red flags) and continued anyway.  Suggested we go for counseling to deal with anger, family of origin issues), & to learn/practice better communication. Counseling refused several… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: My boyfriend is spending less time with me

My boyfriend and I have been together since we were 17 and now we are 28, off and on at first but steady and living with each other for the past 6 years. We’ve had a great relationship and are very close… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: My boyfriend is playing house with his ex and son

I have been dating my boyfriend for just over a year and a half.  He is a wonderful man and father to a nine-year old son. I am crazy about them both. I am a single mother to a two-year… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: I broke up, wanted him back – and now I’ve been replaced!

I loved a man intensely, later in life (I am heading into my 40’s). To be honest, he was my first boyfriend.  We loved each other a lot, but broke up for various reasons. I initiated it, but 2 months later… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: My boyfriend is having an improper relationship with his therapist

My boyfriend has seen a therapist over the past year for help dealing with some problems that he has has relating to his children.  Recently he has disclosed to me that his therapist called him at his home and requested that he… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: My boyfriend feels he’s not getting enough space

I had a question about relationships and spending time together.  I moved to Los Angeles in January to When he does get home from work it is usually around like 7-8 and I usually cook dinner then we just watch… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: Relationship with a Man with Kids I want Nothing to Do With

I’ve been in a relationship for 2 years with someone I am completely compatible with.  My problem is that he has 2 kids, and I have never wanted kids.  I don’t like being around kids, I have a short patience… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: My Wife is Depressed, Angry and Drinking

I hope you can help me with this. I think my wife is depressed but she refuses to admit it or see anyone about it. She’s always in a terrible mood, has been sleeping way too much, is sharp with… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: Trouble Letting Her Go

The girl that I had been dating ended our relationship saying that she was in panic mode. We had a very good thing going for several months. She said that she realized that she loved me but could not commit… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: Should I Pick My Man or My Career Opportunity?

I’ve been with my man for 2 years now but for the second year I been out of town at a trade school. I have the opportunity to further my education for free but I would have to go out… Read more »