Archives for February, 2013 - Page 4

Feel Trapped in Relationship

I started dating my current boyfriend of two years right after I graduated college. He is a bit older than I. He is established with his career and has been very clear since we started dating that he has no plans or desires to ever leave the town he lives in. I understand that he doesn’t want to leave because he has his career here. I was fine with this when we started dating,...
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Mom Depends on Men Too Much

My mother has always been dependent and had someone to support her. She lived at home until she and my father married. When they divorced, she was already involved with her next partner. Recently, we moved out of his house and she had, some time ago, called off their engagement. Now we are on our own and she is struggling. I am trying to be supportive and remind her we have others supporting us...
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Mental Health Scare

Over the past year I have developed some unusual ways of thinking and behavior that I have no idea how to handle. I have become more and more socially withdrawn. I never leave my house, and rarely get out of bed. My fiance has been trying to get me to be more active socially and physically, but I somehow always end up staying home. This has gone on for over a year and has...
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Weird Behaviors

From an 18 year old young woman: I have started to notice my weird behaviors. I don’t have many friends and I prefer to be alone. I do this weird hand flapping thing when I get too excited. I am confused and sad a lot. I have read it is a symptom of autism, but I am a functioning college student, and my family would have noticed it if I did, and I am...
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Very Insecure About Myself

In fact, I am insecure about almost everything. I can’t help but compare myself to other girls and I feel really ugly and fat. I never liked the way I looked or how my body shape is like. Whenever I see these really pretty girls, I feel horrible and jealous and I start wishing I was like them. Even though I’m not the skinniest girl, I know that I’m not fat but I can’t...
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Coping with Mentally Ill Family Members

My father is narcissistic and borderline. We have seen signs that he may also be histrionic and antisocial as well. He used to be a pastor, but when he left the ministry, there was no one feeding his narcissism any longer and he started looking elsewhere for the attention he craved…bars, strip clubs,dating websites, etc. He basically threw his family away for strangers who would laugh at his jokes and make him feel attractive....
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Fiancé is a Heroin Addict

We have a 7month old. He works full time, but when he runs out of money for his addiction he asks me to lend him money from payout i got. Says he will give it back next pay next pay next pay and so on. He pays the bills and thats its the rest he injects. His forever trying to straighten up but cannot even last 2 days clean. Should i leave or stay?...
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Can BDSM Behavior Be Healthy?

Me and my boyfriend have been dating for more than 3 years, and about the get married soon, he was the one that introduced me into this world, I can’t help but feel that there is something wrong with this kind of passion to BDSM. I never had any desire to give control to someone else or to be the one in control + I don’t get any pleasure out of feeling pain from...
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Lonely and Lack Friends

I usually cry myself to sleep at night. I come from a divorced family. I get bullied quite a bit for being fat. People just don’t like me. All I do is sit and play on the computer most of the day. All I want is someone that I can talk to that isn’t my mom. This is probably a stupid question but what do I do? A. Your question is not at all...
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Unsolved Problem

I have never been to a therapist before because I always thought that it would be better if I can get better on my own or with the help of friends or family … However, I have been having a problem for three to four years now. I tried to get through but I could not … I tried to speak with the closest people to me but I felt that they did not...
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Should I Quit Therapy?

I have recently started seeing a therapist and he said I have depression and PTSD from severe childhood abuse by many people. Needless to say, I have trust issues. He is te first therapist that I have been able to open up to, as he is a very grand-fatherly type of person. I have only had 5 sessions so far, so I’ve been seeing him less than a month. I still don’t feel any...
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Friendless and Alone

I am 21 years old and I feel like I have no friends in life. After high school I lost touch with a lot of people, which I know is normal (a lot of them moved away). I did not make any good friends in college. At the moment I feel like I have one best friend, who I do everything with. But now that she is moving very far away I feel like...
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