38 and still living with mom: Normal or Nuts?
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
- Duration 3:32
- Date May 16, 2012
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
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Never ask yourself the question in my normal RMI knots every day -- -- some people accuse us fat.
It's a question we -- ask ourselves once in awhile and it's a question we asked Doctor -- at blow every.
She's -- that -- the email to questions in and give us a verdict on our mental condition.
Contributor and psychologist doctor Keith well welcome back to -- to keep.
-- will thanks for having me back some people stop their treatment and you guys haven't.
-- -- second it's not about us personally instead we taking -- like yes well this is one from woman she's entitled my boyfriend that something is weird.
He's 38 and refuses to move out of is not.
It's a means Brian Dixon gets a kick out of it auditors about it I wonder if there's a realistic future with someone so in nature and microphone.
She says that there's something weird about it and well it's more -- that it's something well not me about it if it's it's -- and and what this woman.
No it's not only think about her boyfriend.
But think about why would she be trying to coax someone.
Into a long term relationship when he's not a long term relationship with his mother who owns them.
So why enable that really either he moves out and starts his life.
Or he doesn't and it's over.
Next all right here -- a guy.
I checked my cell phone at least forty times today says this email -- -- yes I'm sick without it I never turn it off and sleep with a near me.
I recently heard.
Now -- all phobia as in no mobile phone phobia does it affect me is this a problem what do you think.
I'm not gonna be like the American Psychiatric Association inventing new terms Fred -- disorders every minute right.
So we won't label this but what I will say is that this is an addiction.
If you need to have something you don't feel well without it and if you were to stop it -- withdraw that's called an addiction not not unlike alcohol people leave and drive with these and they get in accidents like well alcohol.
So what I'm gonna do here this is rare but I know invent a new category -- this isn't normal knots because.
Millions of -- and normal.
Nothing -- -- normal in this case you and that will be the case for some number of conditions that we talk about the future you know my diagnosis of your diagnosis is.
This is this is what you deal.
You're checking -- time today and it's by your night table that night and you don't wanna -- that's -- that's I think why.
That's right that's why invented the new category nor.
-- knew it.
Halfway there for me and you look at -- I -- I enjoy working out I've been doing it ever since I was fifteen but now I feel like I have to do it.
At a time is up really depressed by miss a day.
Is this normal our dedication which one is it that you keep.
Well listen I think it's normal to work out it's a good habit it's normal actually to feel badly would -- good.
Gonna call this normal.
What I would recommend here by way of advice is incorporate a little forgiveness got yourself into your routine because that'll fuel your results it won't attract from it -- get right back on that stationary bicycle.
The next day so let's wrap this up like you'd only do by saying goodbye back to keep -- thanks so much -- -- mr.
not sitting here.
Yes we are coming -- ahead right.