Ask the Therapist About Abuse - Page 2

My Parents Only Communicate Through Me

From a teen in the : My parents have been divorced since I was 2 years old. I moved away from home this past fall for college. Since then my parents have been communicating through me. They constantly call me and rant about the other as well as tell me to relay messages. I want to focus on school, but it is becoming difficult. My mother is very manipulative and my dad is very...
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Something Horribly Wrong with Me

I was in a relationship with someone who abused me to the point I didn’t want to live anymore. He cheated on me, as well. He also allowed for his girlfriend to harass me. They even had sex and filmed it in my bed. After another physical attack, I called police. He’s still in jail months later. Recently, I was approached by a ‘mutual friend’. I was concerned, at first, but then talked it...
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6-Year-Old Child Imitating Sexual Acts But Not Sure Why

Recently my nanny told me that while I am at work she found my 6 yr old daughter take off her clothes and do sexual acts including touching her abdomen. She even tried having her 18 month old brother to touch her however the nanny saw and immediately stopped them. I need to understand how I should act as I’m extremely disturbed by this behavior. I have removed Ipad completely from her and ensure...
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Was I Sexually Abused?

From the : When I was about 4-5 yrs old, a boy about 7 would take me into the closet and under the bed and take my pants down and touch me and put objects in my undies and say I had to leave it there for awhile. My memory of the rest is pretty hazy. But we were both just kids so it must be my fault just as much as his? Was...
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I Don’t Know if I Was Sexually Abused

Hi, I’m a 17 year old girl, and the past couple of years I have many times caught myself wondering if I could have possibly been sexually abused around the age of 5-7, but I have no actual memory of such a thing ever happening to me. The reasons I have though of this are many. First of all, I am very scared of initmacy, and even though I experience attraction (though only towards...
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How Do I Handle Mother Who Left Us 35 Years Ago?

I am 53 and one of 5 kids. Mother left Dad (us) in the ’80s for a woman in another State. She (they) eventually moved back but lived several hours away. We are only now realizing that many of our trials in life have been a result of her abandonment, lies, narcissism, and reluctance to acknowledge her hypochondria (which nearly frightened us to death as kids)or seek therapy for her own survivor’s guilt from...
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Self-Harm, Violent Thoughts, Sadism

From the United Kingdom: Ok, I’m having an issue with my mental health (I am seeing a counselor but that’s in three months and I’m a little desperate). I’m having violent thoughts and I’m enjoying it, I hurt myself because it feels good and I want to hurt others as weird as this sounds I want to show them the good feeling. The only reason I don’t is because of the Law, I’m incredibly...
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Everyone Hates Me

I’m a 17 year old guy and a high school student and my problem is everyone is hostile toward me. I have no actual friends and even school idiots ridicule me. I’m doing really good in education, but that does not affect my social status. No one permits me to join their conversation and whenever they let me to join, they probably want to ridicule me in between. I just can’t do anything right,...
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Help! I’ve Been Extremely Depressed, Anxious and Paranoid for Months Now

I think I should start off by saying I didn’t have a very good childhood. My parents divorced when I was 5, my dad was a meth addict, and my mom was always busy working to provide for us that I spent most of my time at my grandparents. I was overweight and very shy, and hardly even tried to make friends because of my lack of self confidence that caused me to always...
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I Need Help for My Homicidal Thoughts

From the : I am 14 and I am in my first year of high school, so school is not very stressful for me at this time. I despise my parents very much and do not agree with them on anything morally. I don’t have any friends because I have been told that my personality is very hard to like. I have fake through and made some fake acquaintences in classes like science or...
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