Archives for November, 2011 - Page 4

Is There Something More Wrong with Me?

I have been diagnosed with OCD, depression and anxiety about 2 months ago and on medication for them. I feel the medicine has helped calm down the OCD habits but I still am feeling paranoid that random strangers and even family and coworkers are out to get me: poison, transmit disease, anything to harm me. I am not suicidal but lately I think about different ways I could die without me physically doing it....
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Moving on After a Bad Childhood

My mother once told me I never cried as a baby, so she forgot to feed me or change my diapers sometimes. My theropiet my I was a teen said that she thinks I didn’t cry because I knew no one would come anyway. I have learned that for a month during my infancy she left me and my older sister alone with our father and didn’t plan on coming back. She always treated...
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Mom Called My Brother a Disappointment

My mom has been telling people that my brother is a disappointment to her, and he has found out about it. He is obviously upset, and posted an obscene facebook message regarding this situation. They already have a very strained relationship (my mother was abusive while my siblings and I were growing up) How do I help my brother with the hurt that this has obviously caused him? Should I mention to my mother...
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Identity Loss From Past Family Dysfunction

My family became dysfunctional when I was 13. It took 5 years of my life away from me. Coping during those times was difficult, especially with school. I never told anyone how I was treated at home or what went on, because I was embarrassed. This made me feel lonely. I also had no positive relationship with my family, which only added to my feelings of isolation. The dysfunction altered my personality in noticeable...
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Why Am I Losing My Friend?

I’m 15. Recently, I feel like my life has been out of my control. My academics are so stressful and I don’t feel rewarded for working twice as hard as some people. Also, I have never been the most popular, which is fine with me, but one of my friends has stopped sitting with me at lunch, and including me in events with her ‘new friends’. She acts normal and nice when we talk...
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Major Depression Seems To Be My Ball And Chain

I’ve been on antidepressants since 1985. I’ve had a bunch of therapy over the years mostly in the mid to late 80’s. I believe I understand and have dealt with my childhood issues. Every few years or so I have to switch meds because they stop working. As you probably know this can be a hellish experience. I’ve been off of Cymbalta for 20 days and was hoping that the worst was over… but...
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Boyfriend Losing Interest?

My boyfriend and I have been together for two years and we never fight. But over time it just seems like he has become less and less interested. We didn’t do anything for our two years even though he claimed he had plans for us. When he texts people or even picks up his phone he tilts it away (not that I’m even trying to look, which is what makes it suspicious).On his facebook...
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Depression, Substance Abuse & Tired of Living

I am so fed up with the fact that I was born the way I was born. I am ugly, fat and have no motivation. It is so hard to watch TV because all I see are pretty people with lots of money. It is hard for me to go to the store or anywhere for that matter because everyone around me is prettier, skinnier, an richer than me. It is heart breaking that...
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Might I Have Aspergers?

I am 39 about to turn 40 and I think I may have asperger’s. I live alone, have only one friend, never dated, can’t hold a conversation with anyone, very intelligent but am completely isolated from people. I hate changes, very anxious and paranoid when things change, can’t understand what people mean when they talk to me (if joke, serious, etc). When I am in a car with someone I rarely if ever speak…I...
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Stay in Loveless, Sexless Marriage for Security?

I have been married to an abusive man for many years. I stayed because I loved him and believed he would change. He didn’t. I continued to stay, telling myself when my children grew up and were out of the house I would leave him. I finally told him I did not love him anymore, it was over, it was done. He then started to change. Began to be the husband I always wanted....
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Are Children in My Future?

My boyfriend and I have been dating for over six months. I am 27 and have no children. He is 43 and was married for several years. He has three children from his previous marriage. I get along really well with his kids. He and his ex-wife have equal joint custody. I have never dated someone with kids, and feel like I have been very open and understanding in regards to supporting him in...
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Family Never Getting Along

I have been having a problem with my family for about the past few years. I am only 22 and maintain the house and vehicles more than anyone else in the home. I currently attend school so I can one day take over this house financially, I have put so much energy into this house. I mostly do everything besides pay all the bills, just some bills. The problem is that I am always...
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