Archives for July, 2013 - Page 2

Ways to Cope with Depression

To be perfectly honest, I always saw myself as some sort sort of a superhero whenever it came to dealing with stress: I always knew how to shake it off by switching my attention to different activities, or (being my usual outgoing self) always had somebody to share my concerns with, in the toughest times I’d learn to schedule things smartly to earn myself some time for an extra workout to let my thoughts...
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Fear of Taking Medicine

I have PTSD and I’m going through perimenopause, and my anxiety level has hit the roof. I’ve developed some phobias, over the last few years, and decided to go back on a low dose of amitriptyline (25mg) which I got from my doctor, as well as clonazepam (.5 mg up to 2x daily) for panic. I’ve taken these before and know that they work, and do not have the side-effects that other medications do...
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Is This Sexual Abuse?

First, I would like to know if the following would be considered sexual abuse. A boy’s uncle likes to wrestle with him, and often grabs the boy’s testicles and squeezes them very hard. He walks around the house naked and makes the boy look at his penis, sometimes putting his penis close to the boys face (but never touching). Other times, he makes the boy walk around naked while he laughs at him and...
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Brother is Inappropriately Sexual

I have a 15 year old brother who looks up to me. He claims to be scared of the dark. Usually after watching a scary movie he would ask me to sleep in his room. Last year in the middle of the night, I felt something near my private part and it was my younger brother trying to touch me but i noticed that was “sleeping” so I assumed that he was having a...
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Mother Makes Me Depressed

My mom seems like a very miserable person and I believe that she takes all her rage out on me not physically, but emotionally she says hurtful comments like calling me heavy and I have too much acne so I should cover my face with a bag and never see anyone until it\’s healed. Our fights always end up with me crying and her telling me to do something about it. About what? About...
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Partner Doesn’t Trust Me

Me and my partner have been together 4 years now and been engaged for two, I love him so much and I know he loves me too but for some reason he constantly quizzes me and doesn’t have any trust in me. He says he does trust me but, for example, he will make sly comments about what i’m doing or who i’m with. I have moved 300 miles away from my home town...
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Severe Long-Term Loneliness

My name is Jessica, a 24-year old San Diego Native and Transgender Woman. I am here today to purge my thoughts that have been building up from sheer utter loneliness. I never had a family. At the age of 2, my mother and father waged a 10-year war for custody over me. My biological mother had physically abused me, as well as my father, plus being “different” didn’t help my case anyway, but still,...
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Abusive Family Causing Trouble

This eventually got to me and I became suicidal at age 8. I cried and prayed every night that I would die in a terrible accident. I eventually swallowed a whole bottle of pills at 11, but survived(obviously). Then I began self harming and developed an eating disorder of sorts. I still struggle with all of this, including the abusive family, to this day. I’ve gone a month and a half clean from self...
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Jealous of Friend

For some reason I start getting angry whenever my best friend talks to this other girl at school. This has been going on for about 8 weeks (that’s just a guess) but it’s not improving. Whenever she’s in the room my friend always talks to her and it gets me really frustrated. I’ve destroyed 3 pens already in the past 2 weeks and I can’t concentrate in my lessons. In all my other lessons...
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Boyfriend Struggles with Intrusive Thoughts

My boyfriend is 31 and I met him when he was 28. He was very social and relaxed but at that time we both were going out more on the weekends and hanging out with friends. At that time we had recently started living together and I noticed how reserved and quiet he was in our home environment versus being out socially. When we were home he seemed so distracted, so much so that...
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Husband Anxious Since Purchasing $100,000 RV

My husband is very anxious since we just purchased a new Recreational vehicle. He’s lost a great deal of weight. He doesn’t understand where the anxiety is coming from. He’s always enjoyed RVing. He’s ready to sell it without trying to adjust to it. We would lose a great deal of money if we sold it. Why is he so panicked about this? A: Well it is too difficult to know for sure. The...
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Feeling Unreal

As an introduction, I need to say that english is not my native language, and so there will probably be some mistakes in my message, although I will try my best to avoid them. I’m not sure if my problem IS actually a problem. Since the start of 2012 I started to have occasional feelings of reality not actually happening. I just felt like everything was a dream, or an act that I watch...
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