Archives for April, 2012 - Page 2

Dreamed of Miscarriage

I recently lost a baby a month and a half ago. The other night I had a dream of being in the hospital holding a perfectly healthy baby. I don’t know what it could mean. A: I’m so very sorry for your loss. I suspect that the dream is what you dreamed of — holding a perfect, healthy baby in your arms. You are grieving. It is natural to think about how things could...
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Sleep Problems

Because of my work as a nurse, I have to get up at 5:00am. It is just the anticipation of this unpleasant hour of waking that seems to keep me from having uninterrupted sleep. I tend to fall asleep easily, sleep for three hours, then go through waking/sleeping/waking cycles about an hour apart until 5:00am. During these cycles I never really have deep (REM?) type sleep. As a result I’m very tired during my...
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Dad’s Bugging Me to Date

Every time I see my dad, the first thing he asks is if any guys are chasing me. He thinks that I need a boyfriend. I’m a Sophomore in college and haven’t had one since my Junior year of high school. I’m fine with not having a boyfriend, though it would be nice to have one. But he is very concerned and is acting like he thinks there is something wrong with my personality,...
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Fiance Won’t Trust Me

I screwed up big time. My fiancĂ©e and I have been together for 5 years and have an 18-month-old daughter. For the past few months I’ve been feeling increasingly isolated (I’m an at home mom and he’s gone with work or projects). I’ve tried speaking with him and asked countless times to spend more time with him and let him know how sad I’ve felt. He’s always shrugged this off and noted that he...
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Grieving Mother’s Death: How Long?

From a 63 year old man: I just do not understand what is going on with me but I think I am losing my mind I have had a hard time with my memory. I think that there has been too much going on lately My mother passed away a short time ago and the rest of the famley wants to sell everything I just do not know what to do. A: People grieve...
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Sudden Extreme Tiredness

Dear therapist, I have type 1 Bipolar disorder and have been fairly stable lately. My mood swings have been fairly mild, but I have been bothered by this sudden extreme tiredness that overwhelms me every now and then. I was just sitting at work when, within half an hour I suddenly feel like I can’t keep my eyes open let alone function! The tiredness seems to be accompanied by a listlessness and hopelessness, but...
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Is a Divorce on the Way?

When already in the ‘possible divorce’ zone does a husband forgetting your anniversary mean he might not love you? Me and my husband have had a rocky relationship but lately it has escalated to the point of talking about separating or divorce. 7 months after the wedding I found out he was having an affair with an ex. When confronted he blamed me and treated me very harshly. We ended up staying together but...
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Boyfriend Won’t Talk to Me

This week on thursday my boyfriend was talking to his friend and then came to me and said that he needed a break but still wanted to be my boyfriend. Then i said sure ok. But then later he started talking again to his friend then told me he liked another girl and he said he wanted a break and i got confused angry and hurt. I was upset that he said he liked...
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Boyfriend Lies About Drug Use

My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years. I knowingly went into this relationship knowing he has done cocaine once to try it and his friends are all into it. I told him at the beginning of our relationship that if he ever did coke again I would break up with him in a heartbeat. Throughout the two years I have asked him if he had done it once in a...
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Boyfriend’s Mood Swings Confusing

My fiancee and I have fights ever other day, or even every day. He goes from totally happy to hating the world for sometimes no reason. Everytime I confront him of our issues, he quickly makes an excuse saying that he had some physical pain or was vomiting. I have never seen him vomit and I am always around him (he says he vomits (like every day)). He always puts words in my mouth...
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Who Can I Trust to Help?

The hallucinations are starting up again. The more stress the more I’m declining. 2 little girls are drawing and playing on my sidewalk outside my door, and I can’t stop thinking they’re evil. Every little out of place noise makes me jump and my skin crawls with terror. My thoughts are all over the place like pure chaos in a blender. And I can’t shake the feeling that something is coming for me. I’ve...
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Schizotypal and Want to Stop My Medications

I was told by a psychologist that I had a paranoid personality disorder and was scizotypal. I have always struggled to be part of society and been depressed since I was a child, together with many other issues such as body dismorphia, eating disorders, social axiety disorder etc etc etc. I told the doctors that the only medication that had done anything for me was paroxetine / seroxat and they reluctantly put me on...
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