Ask the Therapist About Abuse - Page 2

I Have an Anger Issue and My Girlfriend Is Scared

Hi. I have a history of having a relatively short temper, normally this is just shouting or nothing serious. But occasionally when I get angry I lash out physically, so I’ll hit walls or pull on my hair but I’ve never hurt anyone and it’s always been in private so no one knows this has been happening. About a month ago my girlfriend told me something that made me angry. I could feel myself...
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I Am Tired and Alone

I am from India but now in the USA for MBA. After divorcing I went back for the sake of kids. I thought that maybe divorce shall teach the importance of family to my former wife. She persisted with boyfriends (reason for divorce), more than one. The latest affair of my wife was brought to fore by my elder kid (14 years old). He understands and told me that “mom talks every night and...
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I Have Trouble Functioning

From the : I lose track of time……I cant focus on one thing at a time…I go from one topic to another then back to an earlier a few minutes…all everyday tasks seem overwhelming….then if I get one done its such a big wonder why it seemed such a big deal. Im a big procastinator because everything seems overwhelming. I feel like a zombie sometimes. I stay home only go out because...
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Boyfriend Checks Out Other Women/Girls

My boyfriend admitted to me that he checks out other girls because I asked him if he did. It makes me uncomfortable. I think it is just disrespectful to me. I’m okay if he notices if someone is ugly or good-looking, but I am not okay if he is staring or ogling at women’s breasts, legs and figure. He said that it is something he cannot control since it happens automatically, which tells me...
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I Think Something May Be Wrong with Me

I’ve always had problems with self-esteem, my weight, just me as a person in general. I grew up with only my mother and the times i spent with my father didn’t go well. He was abusive and strict and where i am from, there are no laws against beating children so there was nothing i could do to help myself. My mother had no problem with the way my father treated me because to...
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Sister Uses Me as a Therapist and It’s Making Me Need One

My sister-44 and mother-72 live together. Both are disabled. My mother is bi-polar/borderline personality. My sister has a chronic pain condition and, though not diagnosed with a specific mental illness, has NO self-esteem, is OCD and chronically depressed. She’s been married twice, is single, has no children and likely never will (something she can’t get over). Obviously that situation is toxic but unavoidable for financial reasons. I field hundreds of calls and texts her....
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My Boyfriend Hates My Girlfriend

Because of their past history my boyfriend doesn’t want me to be friends with her. My boyfriend and I got back together the first of March after being apart for 5 years. I moved in with him May 1st completely. I visited my daughter for a week each time in May and June. June 11th I was introduced to one of his female friends, at that time I asked him if he had slept...
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Sexual Issue

From Venezuela: Hi, I want to thank you in advance for your help. I am a 25 year old girl, I have been in relationship with a 29 year old man who I love very much for 3 years, we are very happy together, the problem is we do not have sex anymore. At the beginning of the relationship we had amazing sex, everything was perfect, its been about a year since our sex...
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Seems Like I Am Always the Doormat

I have bipolar disorder, and I am a survivor of emotional abuse. I am finding that in recent years, it has become a trend for my coworkers to begin hating me to a point where it gets me fired. I try to be positive at work, I ask how my coworkers are doing, try to be personable and I make sure to say please and thank you if I ask for assistance in my...
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