Mental Health

Have mental health questions? Ask a psychiatrist online

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My wife was gone for two days visiting the grandkids. The…

Customer Question
My wife was gone...

My wife was gone for two days visiting the grandkids. The minute she is back she starts complaining. She pointed to a tiny spat of blood that was on our bedspread from my neck I guess. She shows my daughter our empty guest room where a boarder lived and slept for 2 years and how it smells of smoke something she has mentioned 5 times already. She is always finding stuff to gripe about. I pointed out how peaceful it was for the two days she was gone and she says well then maybe we should separate

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?

No

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Psychologist should know?

Is it OCD?

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Mental Health
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Answered in 9 minutes by:
5/27/2018
Mental Health Professional: LeahMSWuofm, Clinical Social Worker replied 2 months ago
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm, Clinical Social Worker
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 1,158
Experience: 10 years post-MSW experience
Verified

Hi, thank you for writing. My name is***** to hear about this frustrating time. This does not sound like OCD which is characterized by obsessions that then are followed by a series of compulsions in response to the obsession. People have thrown around the term OCD to describe people who tend to be focused on being overly tidy or organized, but OCD is a time-consuming and exhausting disorder involving ritualized patterns of behavior that a person is mostly unable to control.

However, it does sound like your wife may be overly critical. Irritability can be tied to things like anxiety and depression, although sometimes, being a critical, nit-picking type of person is just a personality trait where a person has overly high-standards and unrealistic expectations for people as well as their environment. I wonder if this has always been an issue and how you felt when she mentioned separation?

-Leah

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Mental Health Professional: LeahMSWuofm, Clinical Social Worker replied 2 months ago

Hi, just checking back. Still looking for help?

-Leah

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a mental health professionalLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask LeahMSWuofm Your Own Question
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm, Clinical Social Worker
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 1,158
1,158 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 10 years post-MSW experience

LeahMSWuofm is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Keane

Dr. Keane

Therapist

1,379 satisfied customers

Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.

TherapistMaryAnn

TherapistMaryAnn

Therapist

4,111 satisfied customers

Over 20 years experience specializing in anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol, and relationship issues.

Dr. Olsen

Dr. Olsen

Psychologist

2,336 satisfied customers

PsyD Psychologist

Norman M.

Norman M.

Principal psychotherapist in private practice. Newspaper contributor, over 2000 satisfied clients on JA

2,246 satisfied customers

ADHP(NC), DEHP(NC), ECP, UKCP Registered.

Dr. Michael

Dr. Michael

Psychologist

2,177 satisfied customers

Licensed Ph.D. Clinical Health Psychology with 30 years of experience in private practive and as a clinical psychology university professor.

Steven Olsen

Steven Olsen

Therapist

1,728 satisfied customers

More than twenty years of expertise in counseling, psychological diagnosis and education

Anna

Anna

Mental Health Professional

1,656 satisfied customers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 29 years in addictions and mental health.

< Previous | Next >

Related Mental Health Questions
My step daughter of 10 years ( met her when she was 11, now
My step daughter of 10 years ( met her when she was 11, now 21) is a very self orientated. Every conversations seems to discuss her, she gets upset if we don't remember something about her and always … read more
JohnMichaels,MS,LPC
JohnMichaels,MS,LPC
Counselor
Master\u0027s Degree
181 satisfied customers
I have been married 16 years. This might sound trivial but
I have been married 16 years . This might sound trivial but my wife likes to watch TV in bed and reads which is not a bad thing. But when I come to bed at 11 pm she will not accommodate me by turning … read more
KansasTherapist
KansasTherapist
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
121 satisfied customers
My daughter is 20 years old. She has had problems since
My daughter is 20 years old. She has had problems since early childhood. We have sought help for her in the past. dhe had been on a medication of cymbalta and other similar medications. The psychiatri… read more
KansasTherapist
KansasTherapist
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
121 satisfied customers
My wife says she doesnt love me. That she doesnt even feel
My wife says she doesnt love me. That she doesnt even feel comfortable to be intimate with me anymore. No fighting or buildup complete shocker. What can I do?… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Doctoral Degree
129 satisfied customers
My wife and I are not doing well we have been embattled for
My wife and I are not doing well we have been embattled for almost two years. it started when I gained custody of my two daughters. She does not want them in the house. We have a 5 bedroom house with … read more
psychlady
psychlady
Clinical Director
Master\u0027s Degree
3,517 satisfied customers
My wife has accused me of being intimately inappropriate and
My wife has accused me of being intimately inappropriate and confining her to the home. She has moved out on the 2nd and there has been no communication since the 3rd. My wife has walked away from cou… read more
Brad The Therapist
Brad The Therapist
Doctoral Degree
550 satisfied customers
My wife is a compulsive hoader. Six of the eight rooms are
My wife is a compulsive hoader. Six of the eight rooms are full of her 'collection' and one of the other two are partly full. She has a self-storage rental that is completely full. She becomes frantic… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Doctoral Degree
129 satisfied customers
My ex-wife and I were divorced about 7 months ago. We have a
Hello, my name is ***** ***** my ex-wife and I were divorced about 7 months ago. We have a two year old daughter together, and she has a 6 year old daughter from another marriage as well. My ex-wife i… read more
Elliott, LPCC, NCC
Elliott, LPCC, NCC
Adjunct Professor
Master's Degree
1,014 satisfied customers
My wife was sectioned under the mental health act and spent
My wife was sectioned under the mental health act and spent at least 6 months in Priory clinic many years ago, where she recieved treatment. We have two small children and since the birth of our secon… read more
Norman M.
Norman M.
Principal psychotherapist in private practice. Newspaper contributor, over 2000 satisfied clients on JA
Adv Dip Psychotherapy (with Distinc
2,246 satisfied customers
I have an issue with the way my husband interacts with his
I have an issue with the way my husband interacts with his teenage daughter (almost 15 and my stepdaughter). The children have slept in our bedroom with us (separate beds though) on every holiday we h… read more
Dr. Olsen
Dr. Olsen
Psychologist
Doctoral Degree
2,336 satisfied customers
Our daughter at 17 met a 19 year old whose family convinced
Our daughter at 17 met a 19 year old whose family convinced her to run away They hid her fromt us and the police and she was found after a week with her him. That was in 2003. Her relationship with us… read more
Dr Rossi
Dr Rossi
Doctoral Degree
1,564 satisfied customers
Since our first born we have had very little sex (maybe once
since our first born we have had very little sex (maybe once or twice a year), Up to conception, it was all the time. Now I sleep in another room because my first born sleeps with my wife (she is now … read more
Ms. Pam
Ms. Pam
Psychotherapist
Master's Degree
8 satisfied customers
I am married the past 8 years to my wife. We have seen a
I am married the past 8 years to my wife. We have seen a psychologist the past six years. According to the psychologist, my wife is bipolar with symtoms of OCD. She displays the following behaviour: -… read more
Dr. Olsen
Dr. Olsen
Psychologist
Doctoral Degree
2,336 satisfied customers
My husband and I have 2 grandchildren by our son and his
Hi, My husband and I have 2 grandchildren by our son and his wife. 4 and 1n1/2yrs. old. They live 20 mins away. Her parents are divorced and live a good 1 hour away. They do all the babysitting. The 4… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Doctoral Degree
129 satisfied customers
My wife and i have been married for 20 years, we have both
my wife and i have been married for 20 years, we have both had affairs hers first 9 years ago mine is fairly recent we have 2 children our daughter is 9 our son is 13. i am concerned at the progressio… read more
Dr Rossi
Dr Rossi
Doctoral Degree
1,564 satisfied customers
I'm 43 years old, my wife is 44 years old and I haven't had
I'm 43 years old, my wife is 44 years old and I haven't had sexual intercourse with my wife for 5 years. The desire is not there because we constantly argue or my wife is complaining about someone or … read more
Carol Kryder LMFT
Carol Kryder LMFT
Private Practice
Master\u0027s Degree
802 satisfied customers
My wife and I are getting a divorce and i am looking for
My wife and I are getting a divorce and i am looking for advice on how to break it to our daughter?… read more
Kym Tolson, LCSW, CSAC, NBCCH
Kym Tolson, LCSW, CSAC, NBCCH
Substance Abuse Therapist
Master\u0027s Degree
251 satisfied customers
My wife went crazy tonight, called 911 and ripped out my
My wife went crazy tonight, called 911 and ripped out my son's television. We were on vacation for four days and my 18-year-old was home alone -- he slept in the guest room, which is my wife's "privat… read more
Nancy
Nancy
Psychotherapist
MS, PhD can.
492 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x