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I Think My Mom Is Going Crazy

My mother is 43 years of age. Within the last couple years, she has been getting worse. She claims that there are ghosts in the house that want to hurt her. Along with the constant saying that, I’m lying to her that I don’t love her and that I was never there for her. She claims that I always go run to my dad for everything and she is very paranoid about everything. I...
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Cancer Free & Depressed?

My father has turned a new leaf the past few years and has become a very loving and devoted Christian. He recently had a radical nephrectomy because of kidney cancer (renal carcinoma). During the awful symptoms and trials of the actual cancer and numerous trips to the hospital, he was amazingly positive and strong. After the surgery (He is now cancer-free!) he has been making suicidal statements (which he has NEVER done before to...
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My Mom Loves Acting and Now She Has to Give It Up

From the : Recently, my mom’s gotten into a bit of a saddened state. You see, she loves acting, but everything going on in her life has restricted her from doing anything close to it. The city we live in has no interest or location specifically for acting and her job leaves her no time to do any kind of acting if any possibility arises. She and my step-dad run a wedding photography business....
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My Dad Thinks I’m Too Immature

From Singapore: Now I know most boys my age (15) want to be as mature as possible, but my dad expects me to handle everything myself. I feel he is putting too much pressure on me and I feel stressed but not only that. He babies my brothers and sisters. He gets them more expensive and more in quantity of things, for example for my birthday I got a speaker from my dad and...
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Anger, Depression and Symptoms of Menopause

Hi, I’ve been struggling to help my mum. I’m not sure how to help her, what to say or where she should go to find help. She is 53 years old, fit and healthy. She is currently going through menopause and has been married to my dad for over 30 years. For the last 3 years (since my parents moved from the western suburbs to live on the beach) my mum has been acting...
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Anger Issues

I believe my sister may have an anger problem. She can be violent and I have scars on me from where she has scratched/pinched me. Today we were going out to see my cousin off to prom but she wouldn’t get up and get ready (she had just got back from a school camp) we kept telling her she needed to get dressed but she refused so we left without her. We then received...
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I Think My Father Is a Narcissist

From Lebanon: Growing up I thought what my dad used to do was completely normal and I had accepted the bad behavior. But by the time I grew up I realized that having someone mentally abuse us with harsh words and sometimes physical aggressiveness, it was too late. Recently he loses his mind, he spies on us all leaving devices hidden in our cars. He and my mother have been seeing other people openly,...
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My Mother Is Ruining My Mental Health

From the : I am age 15, and I am normally a very bright, happy student. With many friends and a fantastic father, my life is generally very nice. Only problem I have is my mother. She is a lazy, and very complaining woman who does not do anything to help contribute to the household. I want to be an astounding student but she doesn’t care about my education. If she is not able...
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I Want to Hurt My Aunt

Sometimes when my aunt tells me I’m a good for nothing and lots of other hurtful things, I feel like I want to hurt her, like punch her and kick her and stuff like that. I would never act on that thought because I know is not okay, but I just can help feeling that anger. She hates me because when I was 11 her husband wanted to be my boyfriend and I told...
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Self-Sabotage on Career & Mother Issue

I am a 30 year old woman, self-sabotaging and confused and this is costing my independence, my self worth and mental health. 6 Months ago the job I was working for stopped paying regularly so I went searching for a new job to pay my bills. I got a few interviews, but nothing came out of it. I stopped being able to pay my rent and I asked my mother for financial help, which although...
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All My Life I’ve Been Criticized by My Mother

From the : Hi. This story has been in the making most of my life and seems a vicious circle that I cannot solve to both our liking & to my annoyance. All my life, I have felt mostly ignored & criticized by my mother. She came here from Europe at 21 after meeting my American father in Europe and marrying here. They were educated, but, I feel, “missed” the 60’s revolution and both...
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