September 24, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I am a 24-year-old woman and currently live with my boyfriend. We have a child. Before we started living together, we discussed having an open relationship. We realized how messy it can be, so we agreed on having a "free pass" with one person, one time. I have met that person; it is a woman. At first, my boyfriend was OK with it. But now that I'm ready to do it, he's acting jealous. I told him I would stand by his side if he changed his mind about me doing this, but I'm excited to experience this alone and not have him involved.
September 22, 2015 |
Loyalty is an admirable trait, but blind loyalty is not. Unfortunately, Mayor Nutter's criticism of City Controller Alan Butkovitz's call for the dismissal of Department of Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams appears to be an example of the latter. Rather than address the concerns Butkovitz raised in a report concluding that the department is too slow to demolish dangerous buildings, Nutter got personal, suggesting Butkovitz suffers from a "narcissistic personality disorder that seems to compel the need for constant public attention.
September 18, 2015 |
MAYOR NUTTER yesterday unleashed a Donald Trump-style verbal beating on City Controller Alan Butkovitz, labeling his report on L&I "outrageous," "misguided" and "irresponsible. " "The controller seems to desperately seek public attention and relevance in any number of ways," Nutter said. "We're not going to get distracted by that kind of nonsense or ego or narcissistic personality disorder that seems to compel the need for constant public attention," Nutter continued. Butkovitz's special investigation report, issued yesterday, on the troubled city department calls on Mayor Nutter to fire Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams, citing excessive overtime, dangerous illegal demolitions and nonpermitted construction projects.
August 7, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I have been married to "Ken" for 10 years. He is a successful business owner. It has been a struggle to stay married to him because he has control issues, and when he doesn't get his way he begins a verbal assault on his victim - usually me. He has no friends because he runs them off, claiming they did him wrong (not true), and his employees don't like him and talk badly about him behind his back. They stay because he pays well. He uses his money to control people.
May 14, 2013 |
You knew it. But now it's official. So now you really, really know. Barbara Walters , 83, since 1961 one of TV's most accomplished reporters, and since 1997 host of ABC's wildly populous The View , which she created, will leave TV journalism in summer 2014. (That leaves doors open for specials, etc.) ABC announced it late Sunday; Babs confirmed it on The View Monday. She stays exec producer. When rumors flew in March, Babs said she'd say when, and she said it. Joy Behar leaves The View in August, and rumors teem that token rightist Elisabeth Hasselbeck may be booted; all hands deny it, as per industry standard.
December 17, 2012 |
N EWTOWN, CONN. - The young man responsible Friday morning for what ended up as the second-deadliest school-shooting rampage in U.S. history was believed to suffer from a personality disorder and lived with his mother in a well-to-do section of this New England town, a law-enforcement official who was briefed on the investigation said. Authorities shed no light on the motive for the massacre unleashed by Adam Lanza, 20. Lanza, police said, first killed his mother, Nancy, then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where his mother taught and where he opened fire inside two classrooms, killing 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in corners and closets and trembled helplessly to the sound of shots reverberating through the building.
July 31, 2012 |
Over her life, June Sams has been told she has schizophrenia and four mental health disorders: bipolar, post-traumatic stress, major depressive, and personality. The 60-year-old Chester woman's current diagnoses - she thinks these fit - are major depressive and generalized anxiety disorders plus PTSD due to childhood trauma. A doctor told Elisa-Beth Gardner, 51, of Swarthmore, that she had borderline personality disorder (BPD) in 1996. Three months later, she was told she had bipolar disorder.
June 20, 2012 |
A psychologist testifying for Jerry Sandusky's defense is expected to present a novel defense soon on behalf of the former football coach: He has a "histrionic personality disorder," characterized by an excessive need for attention, and that condition explains his e-mails and "grooming"-type behavior toward his alleged victims. Sandusky is facing multiple charges involving sexual crimes against children, and as soon as Tuesday, the defense could call a psychologist, arguing that Sandusky suffers from a disorder whose symptoms include exaggerated expressions of emotion.
May 7, 2012 |
It was a challenge to get the label rip started Saturday. So many "psychiatric survivors" were milling around outside the Convention Center that it was hard to get them to pick one of the big cards printed with names of mental illnesses. "Who wants a psychotic one?" yelled Faith Rhyne, a North Carolina woman who belongs to MindFreedom International, an Oregon-based group that helped organize the protest outside the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. "Who wants obsessive-compulsive?"
January 13, 2012 |
Christian Hernandez's legal problems began with an argument over religion. They ended Friday in prayer, with his mother on her knees in court, imploring God and a Philadelphia judge to spare her son from life in prison. "Dios mio, Dios mio!" cried Rosaria Fontanez, dropping to her knees at the bar of the court and raising her palms toward the ceiling. "Mi hijo, mi hijo!" But, as Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart explained, there was nothing he could do for her son. In Pennsylvania, a first-degree murder conviction mandates life in prison with no chance of parole.