Archives for August, 2012 - Page 2

No one Wants to Help

Hi. I’m 15 and feel like I must have OCD. I have too many symptoms and I’m way too different than other teenagers. I have gone to websites and school counselors for help and they never get back to me. Its like they just don’t want to help me. My mom just thinks I’m a perfectionist. But she doesn’t understand the thoughts that go through my head. No one does. These are the symptoms...
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Feeling Trapped

My baby is 7 weeks old and I love spending time with her. The only thing is I can’t leave the house with her without my partner because if she cries people just stare at me and it makes me feel uncomfortable. I can’t even go around my friend or families homes without my partner in case she cries and I’m afraid people will judge me. I have been feeling like this for a...
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My Wife Wants Forced Sex from Me

My wife experienced a sexual assault from a husband of a girlfriend when she was 19. She is 28 now. Alcohol was involved. She never reported it or told anyone until myself after marriage. She seems to be have moved on with her life but has told me that she thinks or feels that she wants me to force/rape her at some point to feel better or “erase” the nightmare of it. She may...
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We Live Next Door To A Ticking Bomb: What Are Our Options?

We live next door to a formally-diagnosed paranoid Schizophrenic who refuses to take his medication. He is in his early 40’s and lives with his mother. He has been unwilling/unable to get a job and spends his time manicuring the yard (7 days a week). Year by year, we’ve watched his paranoia slowly overtake him with “episodes” (involving the police) increasing in frequency. With each passing year, he has withdrawn into his parent’s house...
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I Feel Like My Parents Don’t Love Me

I’ve had depression since I was very young but was officially diagnosed when I was 16. For as long as I can remember my parents have always fought with one another about every subject imaginable. For example, what to eat for dinner; my grades; my weight; money; or even the cleanliness of the carpet. Their fighting makes me want to crawl in a hole and never come out. I have a closer relationship with...
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I Get Angry Easily and Cry a lot

I dont know if I have a problem or not but I want to make sure. I get angry easily and snap at my sister or mom a lot. And I always end up feeling guilty. I can’t control myself sometimes. Several times I’ve punched walls and messed up my hand or put a whole in the wall. I usually do this when I’m alone. I never seem to be in control with my...
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Mother Has Schizophrenia

Hello, I am 19 years old, and my mother has been suffering from schizophrenia since I was 2 years old. She was initially diagnosed as schizo-effective, and for most of my life it has stayed that way, up until about 4-5 years ago she was fully diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia. It breaks my heart to see my mother slipping away from reality. She never leaves the house, is terrified of the “conspiracies” in her...
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Should I Move Out?

My husband and I have been married for about 3 years now. Our communications skills are less than that to be desired and our fights can be explosive. Most of we fight about is drinking. He has been alcoholic for a very long time. Recently, he had stopped drinking and was sober for about 4 months. I was not able to trust or forgive him for the things he put me through. I would...
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What Was Wrong with Me?

Hi! Please note that I am perfectly sane, I got a normal amount of friends, I’m social, and I am quite happy. What is bothering me is something I did 4 years ago, and I am wondering why I acted in such a disgusting way. I used to live with my mother back then, and she wasn’t very well so I belive that may be the cause but that doesn’t change the fact what...
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Typical or Troubled Teen?

Hi. I am a mother of 4 teenagers ranging from 14-18. My 16 has always had a strong will power, but lately she has been getting worst. She has gained a lot of weight has poor self esteem, doesn’t feel like doing anything (very lazy) Has periods where she is very excited about the future (wants to be an OB), but then doesn’t want to do anything. Example last yr she started out good...
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How to Help Suicidal Sister

Today my sister tried to commit suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. Before she did, she sent me a message telling me how bad her life was, and that her three kids means everything to her and she tried the best she could. She has liver disease, IBS, and heart problems which are unknown at this time. She has been going through a lot. But we all tried to help her. She lived with...
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[Video] I Get Serious Anxiety Before Therapy

I do therapy over the phone, and my stomach gets really hard and tight before I call my therapist. I get a ton of other physical symptoms, including muscle tension, diarrhea, tightness in my chest, shallow breathing, nausea, etc. I’ve talked it over with him, as I think it might be a transference thing, but it’s getting to the point of not being okay. I’ve had nervousness with other men, particularly doctors and people...
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