Archives for August, 2014

Boyfriend’s Controlling Mother

I have been in a relationship for four years now and I am at my breaking point. him and his mother have this relationship that isn’t normal every time I’m around she always makes sure to tell him that she loves him more then anyone else she controls everything he does we can’t do half the crap we want to b/c she wont let him. If were at a family function she wont even...
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My Boyfriend Won’t Hold Me or Cuddle Me

From the i have been with my boyfriend for almost a year now and i know he has a problem being intimate, but it is getting ridiculous. he says its because he was raised differently and he is stuck in 50’s mentality. he is not affectionate aside from the good bye kiss when he goes to work and the holding hands (sometimes) when we go to the store. we don’t really have sex...
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Relationship Issue

I have been dating Jack for about two years. Recently, we have been discussing marriage, but there is an issue and I don’t know how to resolve it. I have been in two other long term relationships before Jack: one was for a year in high school and the other was for two and a half years in college. I had sex in both. Jack dated, but was never in a committed relationship nor...
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My Therapist Didn’t Show Up

From the : I don’t know how to handle my therapist not showing up to my first appointment with her. I’ve been crying all day, and had to have a beer and shot of tequila because I felt everything I already think about women and the ways I’ve been treated by them are NOW completely validated. She called to apologize, but I am so disappointed and don’t know if I really want to go...
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Need to Know Where People Live: Is This OCD?

I have this issue where I need to know where people live. If I am with someone new, I feel like I cannot trust them, but if I know where they live, then I am calm and able to start the process of trust. (If they are trustworthy). Not knowing where someone lives causes anxiety and I think about it over and over. Is there something very wrong with me? A. Your insistence on...
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Boyfriend Needs Help

I think my boyfriend might have a mental illness. How can I talk to him about it? How can I get him help? I’m afraid that when I talk to him about it he will become angry and push me away or leave the relationship. He has sever mood swings, goes days without sleep, depression, hyperactive, sleeps a lot. He has had 3 marriages and bankruptcy, he has went from one teaching and coaching...
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Is This Considered Sexual Abuse?

From the : My brother and I grew up with a narcissistic mother. I have read online that this causes a lack of nurturance. As a result when I was 6, 7, 8 my brother and I had sexual relations. I don’t remember much, but it started out with my brother making me give him oral sex until eventually I demanded it in return and he would most of the time. On one occasion,...
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Will My Paranoia Lead to Schizophrenia?

Yesterday I was diagnosed with paranoia, and I started on Saphris. I’m worried that my paranoia will eventually lead to having schizophrenia. I am 16 now, and will be 17 in 2 weeks. I have an older sister who is schizophrenic, which means I could easily get it. My main issues before being diagnosed with paranoia were anxiety related. I always thought people were staring at me, laughing at me, or judging me in...
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Depressed Boyfriend Shutting Me Out

I’ve been dating a guy for about 6 months. We had such a connection we jumped right into a relationship. Things were amazing, we communicated well, had fun together and were attracted to one another. We had similar interests and goals. But he is going through a very stressful time right now and fell into a depressive state. He’s struggled with depression before. He keeps trying to end the relationship because he can’t feel...
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Wasn’t Allowed to Speak

My parents adopted me when I was six months old and kept me from talking as a child, but I was okay with it because they were usually working and had their business partners at the house, so I was always quiet and didn’t interrupt. But it wasn’t just when they had business; I had to be silent all the time. They were also strict but I know they love me because they were...
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Anxiety But Don’t Know How to Ask My Mom (a Psychiatrist) for Treatment

I’ve had anxiety attacks since middle school. I have no idea why. I could be having the most amazing time and I could break down. I’ve also had some suicidal thoughts. It happened in the end of eighth grade then stopped then now they come and go. I want to tell my mom I want help with it but she’ll say she can help cause she’s a psychiatrist but I want someone else but...
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