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My Dad Verbally Abuses My Mom

My father has been repeating this cycle for over 20 years now. He first finds the smallest things and blames it on her by throwing a tantrum. He already has high blood pressure and diabetes and therefore uses it as a scapegoat. The worst thing is that even though my mother clearly wants out of the marriage, she still has a baby, my two sisters and I to take care of. However, my mother...
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Something Is Wrong But I Don’t Know What

From a girl in grade 9 in Amsterdam: I have this weird thing where I feel like certain people can see me 24/7. It is really annoying because it stops me from doing things I think they won’t approve of. They only way to prevent it is by doing a weird ritual with my hands. I want to stop but it is hard. I also feel like people can read my mind when they...
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Not Sure if I Have Depression or Not?

From Australia: I’m 16. For the past year or so I’ve been having lengthened periods of extreme sadness, I’ve self harmed a lot (cutting, over exercising and limiting myself to eating only 800 calories a day)-not recently recently, although the past few days I have been having the urge to a period last year I was weight dropped 7kgs, leaving me at 50kgs. I’m sad often for no reason, and its a...
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Reconnecting with Others But Dealing with Social Anxiety and Emotional Trauma

I’m asking for your help and I’m hopeful that you can point me in the right direction. The shape of my life is good, but there are lingering anxieties that have not resolved themselves in time. I’ve had the painful experience of being the target of bullying numerous times throughout my life. I’ve grown increasingly immune to bullying but unbeknownst to me a symptom has emerged. These episodes of bullying were traumatic but the...
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My Girlfriend’s Teen-Aged Daughter Is Disrespectful

From the : My girlfriend and I have been seeing each other for the last eight months. We get along great, have similar values, goals, philosophies on life and many other things in common that are very difficult to find in a mate. I have a soon to be eight-year-old son and she has a daughter that just turned 17. My son and my girlfriend have a great relationship. His mother is still very...
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I’m Having a Particularly Bad Day

From the : I’m having a particularly bad day. For the last week I’ve felt great. When I woke up this morning I had raging anger. I’m also having motivational issues. I have a family, but I can barely take care of myself. My husband recently lost his job also. I’m trying to find a therapist to replace my retired one but need some coping techniques until a therapist is established. A: It sounds...
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Problems with Comprehension and Understanding

I am seeking help in dealing with my 27-year-old son. He struggles with understanding instructions, advice and living independently which causes him to be very anxious, stressed, paranoid and angry. I feel that he has never been accurately diagnosed. He takes meds for depression, anxiety and bi-polar. I’m not sure if they are helping or hurting. He is very excessive in everything that he does (examples: using a half a bottle of dish detergent...
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Did My Grandmother Molest Me?

From the : Hello. I was molested by a relative of our neighbor when I was 5, but I’m not sure if what my grandmother did also counts as molestation. She would joke around with me and touch me between my legs and I would always laugh because she convinced me that this was all in good fun. I was around the ages of 4 or 5. She never did this around my mother,...
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Controlling Parents

My boyfriend and I broke up in early November because my friends and family started saying that he was trying to keep me from them and started a rumor that he was a woman beater. My best friend heard this rumor and called my mother which in return she freaked out on my boyfriend. This rumor is not true, he has never laid a hand on me. Me and my boyfriend could not survive...
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Two Years After Moving and I’m Still Lonely

Hello, I’m currently a 14 year old girl (turning 15 in May) and I am soon going to finish my second year at the same school. I had been living elsewhere with a completely different lifestyle. Due to financial issues I had been forced to move to my hometown with my family but without my father. During my first year here I had been severely depressed. At times I was highly tempted to cut...
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I Miss My Cousin

I desperately miss my cousin. We visited her for a week and we just got home now. I’m so depressed because I miss her soooo badly. I have contact with her, but I don’t know how to deal with this. I can’t do anything because of my sadness. I get so sad when I see our pictures. I’m seeing her next year again, (I see her every year for a week this was my...
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