Archives for January, 2013 - Page 4

[Video] Grieving Death Of Pets

I had 2 pet ferrets. One died in January and the other died in June, both of cancer at the age of 5. I was overly attached to them and I was completely devastated when they died, particularly because they both got sick to the point where I had to euthanize them to prevent suffering. This really screwed me up for a while. They were my babies and I think I grieved as if...
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Depressed, Anxious and Crave Attention

I want to know if anything is wrong with me. I crave attention, positive or negative and have done for many years. Over the past year i’ve started to have depressive episodes in which i contemplate hurting myself, and have done, but only minor things to get attention or to avoid having to do something (feel stressed due to being anxious about situations) ive even contemplated killing myself once, though i was under the...
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Erotic Countertransference?

I do not know if I should keep seeing my therapist. I’m a lesbian as is my therapist. I’m in a very happy long-term committed relationship, but I have problems having relationships with other women because romantic feelings often arise, and I don’t know how to handle them. This is one of the reasons I’m seeing this therapist–to work this out. The issue is that she returns my affection. I have been seeing her...
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[Video] Why Do I Feel The Need To Be Disciplined?

I have this weird need to be disciplined when I do something wrong in any aspect of my life. I also often feel like my life would go on track if someone would just throw me over their knee and teach me to get my act together. But, in a loving way. Like a parent would. I feel like this is wrong. And I’m having trouble talking about it with my significant other. Is...
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Bipolar or Just Lonely?

I graduated from college last year but I moved to a new country and haven’t got a job yet. Hence I spend most of my time at home alone. I have bipolar 2 disorder diagnosed 2 years ago. I am on daily medication(Valproate 750 mg). My illness is well controlled on the whole. I haven’t had hypomanic episodes after i started medication. However, I have been feeling low and don’t feel like doing anything...
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My Psychiatrist Has Alzheimer’s

I’ve been treated by one psychiatrist for major depressive disorder since 1981. He is the finest person I’ve ever known, the kindest and most caring. To say he has saved my life is an understatement. I don’t see him every week (the first ten years I did) but mainly check in because of the meds I’m taking (Wellbutrin, Effexor, Trazadone). Six weeks ago he told me he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. We...
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Always Angry, Irritable

I am so desperate to figure out why I’m always irritable, angry, annoyed, and short tempered. I have 2 small children 3 and work outside the home in marketing and really like what I love my get angry at my live in partner(children’s dad), I get angry at my kids for almost everything they do. Him and I fight a lot and I sometimes blame the fights for my mood swings...
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Best Friend is Suicidal & Depressed

My best friend is a 17 year old girl. For a while she has been depressed and suicidal, she recently developed an eating disorder (bulimia). She will not see a doctor or a therapist because of the fact she feels uncomfortable telling people things. She has had traumatic problems from her child hood that she has never gone into detail about to me. I feel like she needs anti-depressants and she does agree but...
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Broken Friendship

Okay so I have this guy friend and we have known each other for 2 years now and everyone even my parents think we are dating. I have feelings for him, which he doesn’t know and we are both 15. He has dated 3 girls now and I always get heartbroken when he dates them but I don’t want him to know I like him, and his relationships with this girls only last like...
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Wife Would Rather Talk on Phone than to Me

my wife love talking to the phone. from the time she steps in to the house till she goes out she is on the phone talking to different kind of people. how do i make her stop talking to the phone all the time. when i mention it she gets defensive. “are you telling me i should talk to anyone, am sociable what can i do exc…” she doesn’t get that she stays for...
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Anxiety & Depression When Alone

I am a 25 year old gay male. I do suffer from depression but I manage to bounce back very well. One thing I do have a big problem with is what feels like “separation anxiety” of sorts. When I meet someone new or hang out with friends, I am very happy, but when I leave people or a party or anything where I am around people to being by myself I become overwhelmed...
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I Think Pictures Can See Me

I believe that people (such as celebrities or family members) can see me through photos. They can only “see” me if their eyes are looking at the camera though. I set the people as the background of my phone so they can see all that I do. I want to hopefully make them proud and if I’m doing something bad I will automatically lock my phone screen. What is wrong with me, I know...
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