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My Adult Son Now Says He Is Really a Girl

From the US: Due to hypopituitarism my son makes little to no hormones. When it was discovered he makes some female hormones, but no male hormones I was assured by the doctors that it didn’t mean he should have been female. He always seemed rather feminine in his behaviors even as a young child. He has always said he is asexual. My thoughts have been once he was on the proper testosterone therapy he...
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I Suspect I Have ASD

From Scotland: I’m a 15 year old female who has suspected ASD since I was 11. I can’t get a diagnosis as my mum won’t take me and I can’t go alone but because I can’t tell people why I am the way I am I feel depressed and anxious. I want to help myself. My main problems are sensory overload, eye contact, social situations, expressions, routine change and sarcasm. I find it hard...
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I’m Trying to Figure Out What Is Wrong

From the : For the last 6 months or so I have been really angry and lash out at my daughter and wife. I have no desire to finish my classes in school and I have no desires of my old projects that I use to love to do. I don’t feel sad I just feel like I am drifting around and no longer myself. I don’t like this and when my wife asks...
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Teen Depression

From the : My daughter is 18 and has been battling depression and anxiety for 4 years. The first meds worked but made her gain a great deal of weight. The second helps but she says she is unhappy all the time. She has always been awkward and had a hard time making friends. She started college in the fall with hopes of new friends and a new environment. At first there were a...
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I Want to Leave My Wife so She’ll Have a Better Life

From the : I suffer from severe bouts of depression with constant suicidal ideations. I’ve fought this since I was 7 years old. I’ve been blessed with an amazing wife who has supported me without equivocation for over 20 years. But, I’ve seen the strain that this causes her. I want to stop her pain. I’m very seriously considering leaving her so she’ll have a better life. I know she’ll be angry, but she’s...
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Sister Pulled My Daughter’s Loose Tooth

My 7 year old daughter and nieces had just finished practicing being flower girls. My kid was still nervous about the wedding. She comes up to me and shows me her top front tooth is bleeding. This isn’t the first time so I’m not concerned by it. My sis, the dental hygienist, asks to see the tooth. My kid doesn’t want her to, but I tell her to let my sister take a look....
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Multiple Sclerosis, No Support and Daily Suicidal Ideation

I am diagnosed major depression, chronic recurrent, and GAD. Have multiple sclerosis dx in 1987. Two estranged adult children. Significant isolation, financial concerns, slowly opted out of friendship starting 6 years ago and now have none by design. I have near daily suicidal ideation which is calming, have method and access but no time table or immediate intent. One previous attempt at age 26 by taking 40 ativan but was intoxicated. I am depressed...
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Bullied as a Child

I had glasses, unruly hair, and a weird wardrobe when I was a child and was constantly made fun of because of it from age 7-12 yrs old. I never had any friends to defend me and the teachers didn’t care or notice. I was too embarrassed to tell my family because, in their eyes, being bullied was seen as being weak. My family and small group of friends at home would also use...
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I Feel Numb and Have No Idea What I Am Doing with My Life

I’m 15 and am haunted by the question if I am wasting my life. I often question what the hell I am doing, but then I feel like physically hurting myself because I strongly wish I could disappear. My father is an alcoholic and has always been for what I can remember. My mother is a lying, irresponsible woman who abandoned her three children for other men and would come crawling back to my...
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