Archives for May, 2014 - Page 2

I Really Don’t Trust My Boyfriend

From Canada: Hi, I have been dating my boyfriend for about a year now, he had a girlfriend for a pretty long time before me, and I knew when we started our relationship they were still friends. I was actually pretty sure he wasn’t over her, I had brought this up to him and he denied it, and eventually she left the city for a few months. But every time we run into her...
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Is It My Imaginary Friend or Just My Conscious?

Hello, I don’t even know what this even is but I apparently have some kind of imaginary friend or what have you but he’s not exceptionally the most friendly kind of guy. You see, I get ridiculed and mocked at school a whole lot and he usually keeps telling me the things they say over and over and over. I hate it a lot because it makes me feel bad about myself and he...
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Unable to Emotionally Connect

No matter how hard I try, I continuously feel disconnected from people and the feeling of not belonging. I am unable to develop meaningful relationships or to connect emotionally whether it is with a friend, family, or boyfriend. I feel like I don’t belong where I am at and that I should choose a completely different path in my life (changing country + career change). It got to a point that I feel disconnected...
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I’m in Grave Need of Some Help

When I was around 14 years old, I was diagnosed with GAD, which, if it wasn’t managed (with medicine), would cause severe depression. I’ve gone through the rest life feeling insecure, edgy, and sometimes suicidal. I have uncontrollable thoughts and feelings (of which sometimes make me want to run and/or scream.) I’ve been really down lately, but was really excited to be hired for a well paying job. I went to work for two...
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I Can’t Ask for Help

i am a 16 year old male. i want to get help for my mental “illnesses”. but i don’t want anyone that i know to find out. that includes my parents. i don’t want them to worry or be sad mad or embarrassed about me. i also don’t want them to look down on me. i know i should talk to them and ask them but i just cant. i cant even tell my...
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Parents Boundary

Hello. Before I begin, thank you very much for such valuable service. It’s sincerely appreciated! I’m a 28 year old male living with my parents. These days I’m working on becoming independent, financially and emotionally. Having said that, I wonder if it’s appropriate to feel sympathy towards one’s parents. Today I refused to visit my grandmother (paternal) so my parents went there without me. My dad’s family is cold and not really social, they...
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Considering Leaving Bipolar Husband

My husband was diagnosed with PTSD (not military-related) and bipolar disorder approx. 5 years ago. In retrospect, many of his problems pre-date our 20-year relationship; some used to seem like quirks or immaturity, or he would find ways to justify them. These days, I barely recognize him. He only socializes with select people and keeps them meticulously separate. He spends his evenings in our basement tinkering, avoids me and becomes obsessed with “projects.” Conversations...
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How Do I Deal with Compulsive Thoughts?

From Canada: I have been struggling with mental illness since I was 15 years old. I had been diagnosis with and depression at first, but when I turned 19 I started to have severe panic attacks whenever I was in public. This resulted in me dropping out of college and spending all my time at home. I’ve been Agoraphobic for over one year now, rarely leaving my house. My mainly results in...
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Depression, Anxiety & Drug Abuse

I’m 18 and for about half my life I have been fighting to feel good. The fight began as smoking weed and drinking then i went for help started with a few therapist they didn’t understand and recommended i see a psychiatrist as well. We tried multiple anti depressants and high dosage of kolonopin because I also suffer with extreme anxiety(scared to talk in public,skip school from fear of crowd of peers, profuse sweating...
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My Partner Has Lost Her Libido

My girlfriend and I are about a month away from out one year anniversary. A little bit of back story. I was married to a man when we met. My issue at the time was a lack of an intimate fulfilling sexual relationship. I felt unloved and unwanted. I had had a couple lesbian relationships with my husbands approval. When I met my now partner I just knew she was the one. We had...
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Abusive Relationship with Someone Suffering from Mental Health Issues

I began dating my ex two years ago. I got pregnant three months into the relationship. My ex put me through hell. Talking to his ex girlfriends behind my back, doing drugs, alcohol, disappearing for nights, not answering my calls, never worked, used my dark issues I trusted with him against me and would throw them in my face, and eventually ran off with our roommate but claimed not to have had sex with...
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