Archives for November, 2013 - Page 3

Grief and Loss

In June 2012 my partner was suddenly taken when his son murdered him by shooting while asleep. His family turned me out of the home very quickly , the only thing that I have been given was the bed. I I have no family myself and have found it very difficult to grieve. I found a psychologist who has been helping, unfortunately as time has gone along I have felt progressively worse and got...
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Intrusive Thoughts, OCD & Paranoia

I need help. I am plagued by near-constant intrusive thoughts of all three main types – violent, religious and sexual. It first started when I was about 17, of course it was smaller and easier to manage back then, so I just carried on with my life. I have never had it diagnosed, I am too ashamed and fearful of being ‘branded’. But I just don’t see what else it could be. I believe...
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Why Am I So Uncompassionate?

Increasingly my non-compassion for others has really started to alarm and confuse me. I’ve been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, and general anxiety, and all my life I’ve been somewhat apathetic. But others have started pointing out to me that I don’t really react “normally” to other peoples distressing situations, even close friends/family, ex: my grandmothers sister just died and she’s extremely depressed about it, yet I feel absolutely nothing, no sympathy or...
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Boyfriend Has Trust Issues

Hi my boyfriend and i have been together for almost 8 months now. He has no trust for me and i’ve never done anything for him not to trust me. Hes always asking me questions about who im talking to or what im doing all the time he thinks im cheating on him w my best friends i cant even stay late at work but he thinks im cheating on him. He never believes...
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Missing My Cousin

I am 20 year old male and i have a 12 year old cousin and we used to be really close, more like friends but things changed. I had some serious medical illness and our families have some problem with each other (so we are not talking). Me and my cousin were like best buddies, he used to hang around me, take me to places, just two of us all time when i went...
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Feeling Out of Sorts

I’ve been having weird, sexual dreams about my teachers that make me feel uncomfortable. I have been having all kinds of bad or sexual dreams that have made sleeping hard. I have also been feeling depressed more than I usually do. I cry more easily than I have ever done before. A: I’m sorry the dreams are so disturbing but there are many reasons why they may be bubbling up at this time. One...
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Depressed and Lacking Friends

Hi, I used to be a member of a cult (which I will not name). After leaving the cult, I quickly became lonely, as all my friends were members of it. I feel extremely lonely and depressed because I have no friends, and at the age of 29, never had a girlfriend or even went out on a date. I am currently on medication for depression and am seeing a therapist weekly, but it...
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Uncomfortable with Family’s Reliance on Cursing

I’ve known since I was little and on up that I have not liked cursing. I find curse words offensive and see no use in them. I can’t say I have not cursed before because I’ve been around my family today and so many people curse. My parents use to tell us (me and my two brother) to not use that language. Today though both of my brothers curse quite a bit and my...
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Student Therapist vs. Professional

I recently started seeing a counselor at my university for relationship problems. I did an intake interview with a professional therapist and was then given to a graduate student for counseling. I am mainly working on relationship and trust problems, as I completely sabotage relationships when a person starts to get close to me. I also self harm, I burn myself. I was asked about this during the intake interview and I said that...
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Boyfriend Needs Help for PTSD

My boyfriend served in the Army for 8 years and was deployed several times. He now is a police officer and still sees a lot of action as it were. He is very much a manly still acts like a soldier, men don’t cry, has to be strong for everyone else, etc. Lately he has been having more and more nightmares, where either he is killed, or he watches myself or his friends...
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Sister Says I’m a Sociopath

I am trying to figure out how to handle a situation. I have a sister who in my opinion has no boundaries. She claims that I am a sociopath and stalks me and contacts people that I associate with and tells them personal things that are not true or some are half true. But personal!! She doesn’t know these people and I have even moved 5 states away from her and she continues to...
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