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Should I Tell about Friend’s Eating Disorder?

From the : I recently because aware that my friend (who is 17) has an eating disorder, where they often cause themselves to throw up. I was wondering how much information I can share about their issue, and how they can seek help, with my therapist without them being required to tell my friends parents immediately. I understand the need for their parents to know, I just want to know what I can share...
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Wife Walked Away from Family

From the : 2 years ago my wife walked away from my son and I. She said she didn’t know who she was or what she wanted. She after a few months realized she made a mistake and said she was coming back home. things were ok. We were sexually active with each other. During this time she was living with “the #8221; She was ready to come back and now I found out...
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Ex Partner & Psychotic Behavior

My husband of 18 years left a year ago, with no warning. He had demonstrated some strange behaviour during this time, but he is very secretive and deceitful and can hide things very well. Within a week of leaving his family of five children he lost his job. Prior to this he had been very successful in work. The past five years however he has changed jobs many times, although I don’t think I...
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Hate My Mom Who Won’t Back Off

My mother is obsessed with making up for being a “bad” mother. She paid very little attention to us as children. We essentially raised ourselves. Now she smothers us, calling several times a day, coming to visit 3-4 time per year (she lives in another state), and staying 10 days at a time. All of our interactions involve her trying to teach us the basics, as if we are still 5 year-olds, and demanding...
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My Family Doesn’t Respect My Beliefs

From a 16 year old in Turkey: Over the past year, I was brave enough to openly admit that I only had been following the religion of my society because my family is strictly religious and simply it is more convenient to smile and nod. This admittance, to my surprise, turned into a crisis. I was almost kicked out of my conservative school, some teacher would talk about “a stupid girl who was affected...
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I Don’t Even Know What I Need Help With

From a 15 year old in the : I don’t know where to start or what to say, but I know I am depressed. I have been thinking for quite a while now that I have bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder, or both. I imagine flashbacks and I talk to myself most of the time, specifically I have multiple voices in my head that are all their own person. I have 4 personalities,...
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He Doesn’t Pay His Share

From the : I have been seeing my boyfriend for years now. We just officially moved in together a few weeks ago and are on the way towards an engagement. Let me first start by saying that I do love him, very much. He is my best friend. Despite all of that; however, I still am having doubts. I have gone through minute periods of time in the past where I’ve become overwhelmed...
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I Don’t Know What I Have Become and Don’t Understand Myself

Hello, I’ll get straight to the point. I am obsessed with video games, internet and tv-shows and tv-sports. From the past couple of years, I feel I have lost my sense of emotion but, I entered a relationship a year ago. I dumped her 3 months ago, as I found her cheating on me. Now, I don’t have any, literally, any desires, needs or wants. I can’t seem to focus on things. My relationship...
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Questioning My Mother’s Mental Health

I wonder what I could do. I am here because I need to understand urgently my mother’s issue. We are a good family, I am my parents only child and 3 years ago we have moved countries, from Brazil to the United States. For the past 5 years, me and my dad have questioned if she has any type of mental disorder. She is very stubborn, violent when mad, and very easily irritated. Her...
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Thinking about Someone and Not Able to Concentrate

I love my elder sister very much and have not met her since a long time. I keep missing her too much. The situation has been so intense these days that I have started seeing her in one of my colleagues. I always feel like talking to her, making her smile, making her feel happy. I become very worried about her whenever she is not around. I always tend to disturb her, tease her...
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Is This Grief or an Underlying Psychological Issue?

From Spain: My husband died 16 months ago from cancer. We had only been married 9 months, and without going into details, we had little support, and the course of the disease was particularly atypical and rare, leading to greater stress. In the following year I experience significant amounts of elation, belief that everything was now going to be ok, etc. punctuated with extreme sadness/grief/loss. Additionally, my husband had a different nationality, so I...
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Depressed Because of Not Having Anyone Who Will Support Me Financially or Physically

My parents got separated 10 years ago and my mother brought up me and my little brother single handed. My father was not concerned about us and he is dead now. But when I was growing up, I felt the terrible need of my father. I still feel unprotected and unsafe. I feel like none will come to save me if i am in danger. Maybe it is because I have faced several sexual...
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