Archives for October, 2013

Yet to Get Help for Depression

I’ve been depressed for most of my life, but within the last couple of years, I’ve been clinically depressed. During this period, I’ve not had many days where I feel content. For the past couple of months, I have been wondering why I’m even alive. My problem is I don’t feel I belong here. I don’t fit in anywhere. I’ve got issues from my past that I cannot let go of, and I don’t...
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Boyfriend’s OCD Hurts Relationship

Hi, thanks for reading! i’ve been dating my boyfriend for over a year now and we’re having some major problems regarding his anxiety/ocd (we’re in a long distance relationship, which makes everything worse). He has been unsuccessful at finding a job since he recently graduated and there are many other things causing him anxiety. For example, my past causes him a great deal of anxiety, especially the fact that I made out with a...
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Strategy-Based Relationship Counseling

I’ve been trying to find a relationships counselor who will teach strategies. I feel I’m not getting a fair go in my relationship and my partner calls all the shots due to my partner being angry, moody and controlling. I’ve done communication courses and attempt to communicate and negotiate using the formula that includes stating the facts, advising of my feelings, of my wants and needs, what I sense what my partner’s view is,...
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Mom Won’t Let Me Grow Up

Hi , I’m in love with a boy i have known since i was 15 years of age. I am now 18 and i have never dated because i was always not allowed to .I live with my mother and two siblings and help out often. My mom is aware of the facts i like him and that me and him speak everyday. She thinks we have a nice relationship and understands i would...
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Imaginary Friends

I am in therapy for depression,ocd,anxiety,&ptsd. was abused by my mother as a child. I have been too embarrassed to ask my therapist about this. I have had imaginary friends my whole life, as a kid they were characters from tv shows like Fonzie, etc. As an adult they are real people like Tom Hanks etc. I know they aren’t really there, but I talk to them, “take them with me” places. what the...
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17 and Pregnant for the Third Time

I’m 17 with 2 kids already and I found out today that I’m again pregnant and I have been suisidal the past 3 months i dont know what to do I don’t believe in abortions n i dont want to get rid of my kid i dont know what to do I need advice A: You are overwhelmed because your situation is overwhelming. I understand. Really I do. But suicide isn’t the answer —...
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Persistent Destructive Behaviors

To whom it may concern, I find my life increasingly consumed by a number of destructive behaviors. For example, binge drinking, binge eating, self harm and continually lying and stealing from close family for no apparent reason. I don’t mean to do these things, it’s just like something takes over me and these happen. As a result my relationships have suffered and I have an increasingly poor image of myself. A. Though not apparent...
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IQ Testing

My son is 19 years old and intellectually disabled. We applied for SSI for him and they are requiring him to take another IQ test. He took one at age 10 (Full IQ = 56, subsets ranging 55-72) and another at age 13 (Full IQ = 50, subsets ranging 55-62). Both were WISC-III. Now he will be taking the WAIS-IV and my question is, how closely will the WISC numbers correspond to the WAIS?...
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What is a Sociopath?

I was talking with my boyfriend a few weeks ago and he told me that he was excited to see his friend that day. After all these years together I finally just told him that he didn’t have to pretend to feel things when he was around me, I told him that he didn’t have to pretend to care about these people because I wouldn’t judge him. He then told me that he didn’t...
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Boyfriend Got Another Woman Pregnant

I;m 19 and I’ve been in a relationship with my fiancĂ© for 1yr 1/2. I love him because he’s very open with me which makes it easier for me to be comfortable but lately I been feeling like he’s been holding back from me. I can tell he has a lot on his mind & i feel like he’s struggling to cope with his past and build a future . We both are dealing...
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Cloudy Mind and Depressed

Over the last 4 years there have been periods, usually spanning a few months during the summer and early fall, when I feel depressed. I am normally a very confident person, but for the last 2 months I have noticed my mind becoming cloudy, which has disabled my ability to think as I used to. As such, I have become nervous around people (even good friends). In conversations, the right words that used to...
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Weighing Happiness

I was widowed about 11 years ago and about started a relationship with a woman about a year after losing my wife. We have had a 10 year relationship, and she has talked a lot about marrying , but we have never progressed to that. I know she would like to marry, but I have never moved forward with this. She is a good woman and we don’t really fight and most of the...
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