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Child Sexual Abuse Sprouting into Other Problems

I was sexually abused several times as a child growing up by family members. I have notified my parents and am seeking help now. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD and moderate depression, and while I feel better just by finally receiving help, I can’t shake off the feeling that it’s worthless. I can’t bring myself to care about not only about myself, but about family, friends, future. Or my little sister. I was...
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I Think I Was Sexually Abused But Can’t Remember Specific Situation

When a family member like my mom or dad kisses me and hugs me, I feel disgusted/nasty/dirty/powerless, etc. probably because I see hugs and kisses as something inherently sexual, so I like affection from anyone who isn’t my family. I cried when a couple hours ago my mom forced me to hug her. I had extreme anxiety when I was a preteen (not as extreme today), and I self-cut a few times in those...
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My Dad Died, But All I Feel Is Relief

My Dad passed away a little over a year ago after a 13-year battle with cancer. Everyone in my family mourns him, but I never grieved and all I feel is relief. It doesn’t hurt me the way it does my siblings…it really doesn’t hurt me at all. I’ve never been that close to my Dad and even though everyone said he loved me dearly it rarely ever showed once I passed a certain...
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How to have my ex forgive me for domestic violence?

My ex and I were together for 3yrs and just split officially in October. I won’t talk negatively of her bc nothing deserves what I did to her. She hurt me a lot over a very long period. She never worked, and I cared for her the entire time even after we split. I guess I started to resent her bc of it. I became severely depressed in the months leading to the fight...
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Worried about Psychotic Friend

Hello there. So, I’ve recently made the acquaintance of a kid in my grade — a kid that most people avoid, because he is strange in an uncomfortable way. We really hit it off (I find that I end up relating to a lot of the things he says, or at least find them interesting), and while I only consider him a casual friend, he claims he is in love with me, and has...
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I Think that I Am Depressed

First of all, sorry for my bad english. I’ll get straight to the problem, I think I have depression or something similar. I always feel bad and I think of hurting myself a lot, I’m always depressed and I cry for no reason, I’m always tired and I don’t enjoy doing what I did before. I’ve tried telling my parents about the problem but they laugh it off and at this point I’m too...
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Afraid Of Becoming a Pedophile

I’ve been having problems lately with pedophilia. I’ve never had these problems before until now. What I mean is that I felt sexually attracted to girls around 12 years old or at least looked like that. They did not look like prepubescent children. There are a couple of things to take into account: I have a slow growth, and even if I’m 15, I look like 12 year old. I also lived in a...
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My Husband Is Attracted to Teen Girls

I’m an American and I recently got married to an Irish man, he’s almost 26. I recently found out that a week after our wedding I found out he’d been looking at sexy fb pics of a 16 yr. old girl that was at our wedding (the daughter of a close friend of his families) as well as pics of other local 14, 15 year old girls. Upon looking at his fb search history...
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How to Answer Awkward Holiday Questions

I have a question that Google/Bing can’t answer. I was abandoned at the age of 4 and adopted by horrific, abusive parents (I have complex PTSD, among other issues). Although my abusive adoptive father died many years ago, I have been estranged from my also abusive adoptive mother for over 10 years (at the advice of psychologists and psychiatrists). EVERY YEAR, I have to field questions of “Are you going home for the holidays,...
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