Archives for January, 2012 - Page 4

Why Am I More Awkward Socially Now?

This isn’t really a question about me, its kind of people in general (or well maybe it is just me, I dont know)…. So, ever since I started high school I have felt more awkward and stressed out about people than ever.  I think that’s normal though, right? Anyway, its weird because before high school, I actually had less friends than I do now.  Why do I feel more awkward when now I have...
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My Parents Tell Me “Deal with it”

I’ve been severely depressed for almost 2 years and now it seems to be worse than ever. I’m 20 years old and I dropped out of college to be an actor. I have asked my parents if I could see a therapist but they just shrugged me off and told me to just “deal with it”. I had one good friend that I could talk to but a few months ago he did something...
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Brother Denying Health Issue

My brother is not taking care of his physical health. He has lost all his teeth and will not discuss any of is health issues with his siblings. His wife divorced him about 5 years ago. His only child 16 years old, no longer spends time or lives with him. My brother lives alone,works from home, and has very little interaction with other people. At Christmas he did not talk much, couldn’t eat dinner,...
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Will This Relationship Work?

Tonight my boyfriend of five years told me that he cheated on me (protected) last week while drunk at a party with a girl he dosn’t know. About two years ago he slept with another female during a brief break up and contracted and eventually gave me a STD, I broke up with him then. At the time he was about 18 and I about 16. About a year and a half ago I...
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Depressed and Self-Help Is not Enough

I think I’ve been depressed a long time, and providing self-therapy without knowing it, and it’s not enough. I’ve been told that depression runs in my family, though my mother’s never specifically told me who has it (and my extended family isn’t close enough for me to figure that out myself) and I’m afraid I may be too. It started early in high school. Hanging out with other people wasn’t appealing, I didn’t want...
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Want To Help Best Friend But How?

I’ve already tried to contact my local crisis center for my best friend, but it isn’t working out. My best friend hasn’t been diagnosed with depression, but I think she is severely depressed. I contacted the crisis center, and they had a meeting with her in school, but she lied with a lot of her answers. She’s suicidal, and needs help, and I don’t know what else I can do. My other two friends...
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Jealous of Boyfriend’s Ex, Child

My boyfriend and I have been dating for 2 years now, I truely do love him and he loves me. The only problem that we have is that he has a 4 year old daughter. I knew that he had a daughter when we first got together but I assumed that it would not bother me. He dated his ex for a very brief period of time (4 months) and she got pregnant and...
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Hating Myself and Humanity

Well, I should begin by saying I grew up in a few broken homes and the stereotypical dysfunctional upbringing. Moving from school to school and really only having stability the first six years of my life. I use to be an outgoing kid, but in high school I started to get really nervous and quiet around people. I missed a lot of school to play video games or smoke dope(only because a girl I...
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Difficult Transition from Active Duty

After leaving the military all i wanted was to have a quiet and peaceful life. For a few years now i have been having a hard time separating real life from made up life. But with in the last 6 months it has been very hard on me because my brain wants the (war, chaos, destruction, fighting, mayhem) life at the same time wanting the quiet and peaceful life. The constant fighting within my...
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Can’t Stop Thinking about Breakup

My boyfriend of two years broke up with me. It has been almost three months and I can’t stop thinking about him. He is 29, I am 24. Some days are better than others, but I still feel extremely sad and crappy about the whole thing. He told me when we broke up that when he thinks about his future, he doesn’t see me in it anymore, and as much as he wanted us...
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Teachers Think I’m Lazy, not Ill

I had an amazing 1st year in college, but recently I have started having very intense headaches in my left occipital-lobe area. My GPA has dropped a from a to a as I am physically incapable of critical thinking or concentrating(my head actually hurts). Teachers do not tend to understand and think that I am trying to get out of doing my work. I don’t get excited or worried at all about...
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Mother Disrespects My Husband

My mother has never been able to be nice to my husband. She often says mean and hurtful things to him, or when she says them to me and he defends me she accuses him of “attacking” her. The relationship has not been good, and since we have gotten married it has gotten worse. As expected, now that we are about to have a child in less than two months, it has become even...
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