Dr. Greg Handel

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I have a narcissistic spouse

Unfortunately, i often find myself empathizing with those who submit questions like these, wish I could know more details and unpack these issues with the individual over a series of sessions. Reading...

March 4, 2020 5
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My son was diagnosed with Schizoaffective

Being a caregiver of someone with a mental illness can be very draining and often generates confusion. On one hand, we want the person we are caring for to experience dignity and have as much autonomy...

March 4, 2020 5
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Dealing with drama with my boyfriend’s family

When we take a relationship to "the next level" it often means sharing all aspects of our life with our partner and visa versa. This means sharing families. When I married my wife, her family became my...

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I find the noise of clothes drying machine is annoying, intolerable and can make me insane

We can often be conditioned to react with depression, fear and/or anxiety to stimuli that are neutral to most other people. That is because these stimuli may have been associated with a traumatic experience...

March 4, 2020 5
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why do I want wear daipers again

Unfortunately, the answer to this question, while it may need to be addressed, requires more investigation and analysis than a can be given in a short, written response. I highly recommend you find a trained...

December 27, 2019 5
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Staying in a relationship where there is no intimacy.

You are wise to get help about this issue. And, though the issue of intimacy is always difficult to address, it is much better dealing with it before marriage than after your lives become interwoven that...

December 27, 2019 5
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Feeling Lost/Overwhelmed

There may be a connection between your husband watching pornography and your recent increase in anxiety. The fact that this connection may exists says that your feelings should be addressed and not ignored....

December 27, 2019 5
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Is this cheating?

You have a good reason to be upset by this incident. However, what you do in response has a lot to do with what the nature of your relationship had been before this incident. And, since you have a child...

September 2, 2019 5
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Can i help my son fix himself

As a parent of adult children, one of the lessons that was very tough for me to learn is the lack of control I now have on their lives. This was very tough because I can still clearly remember when they...

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Is this normal?

From your description of you mother-in-law's behavior, it does seem that the birth of your son has triggered the manifestation of some emotional unrest that she has been experiencing. Unfortunately, other...

August 8, 2019 5
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Need advice re helping my 14 month old niece

Have you looked on the Thriveworks website to see if there is a location near you? I know Thriveworks does not use a waiting list and can most often schedule someone within the same week.

June 17, 2019 5
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Need advice re helping my 14 month old niece

This situation with your brother is complicated and very stressful. It seems to have put you in a position to care for two families, his and yours. It may seem a bit heartless but I believe it is important...

June 17, 2019 5
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Insurance he has is ambetter do y’all take it?

Your son's symptoms seem severe which will most likely continue to escalate without treatment. What is often difficult is that the person suffering these symptoms also suffer from poor judgement and is...

June 13, 2019 5
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how can i help a friend who reaches out but then tends to shut down ?

I agree with Abraham. Your friend trusts you enough to reach out to you. However, people who are hurting emotionally are not always consistent with their self expression and will often lash out to those...

May 9, 2019 5
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The reasons that you gave for hating yourself are all physical attributes. They also seem to indicate that you believe you will not be able to sustain a relationship because of these attributes. It is...

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