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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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I Am in an Extramarital Relationship

From a young man in India: Hi. I am married from last 4 years. Before my marriage I was in very deep relationship with another girl. We have tried to get married but because of the caste issues we couldn’t get married. At that time only I have taken decision to get married in other relation as her family was not at all ready to do this thing. After my marriage I forced her...
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I Think I Have a Depression

From Denmark: Hi I’m a 15 year old boy. I think I’m getting/having a depression. My dad suffers from depression, my sister from anorexia and my mom sometimes cries a lot because of all the bad things that has happened. I took a depression test on the web and it said I had extremely high score on Cyclothymia and I have all the symptoms from it. I don’t know what to do. I dont...
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Can I Get Better Without Losing My Family?

At the age of 17 i was an alcoholic and i smoked until i sat down one day and stopped. i moved and never drank/smoked again. i became homeless so in order to avoid the state taking my child i told his father to take care of him. i became abusive toward a partner because of tiny things. we broke up and i started to fix my life i was constantly in and out...
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I’m Worried My Son May Inherit Mental Illness

From Canada: My ex-husband is a sociopath/narcissist/bipolar/ASPD. He exhibits traits of all these disorders but has actually been diagnosed as a sociopath and bipolar. Anyway…on to my question. I am now concerned about my 4-year old son and his development and worrying about him turning out like his father. He seems to be in his own little world and doesn’t respond to commands or questions well and doesn’t understand social norms. I read that...
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I Like a Boy Whose Family Doesn’t Like Me

From the UK: Here is my story. I like a boy who have a strange relationship with his guardian. He lives with her and some other people. We went together a couple of times but I guess no one from his house likes that. He’s trying to not disappoint them nor me, but in the end he is the one who suffers. The worst part is that we all work together at one place...
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Do Kids Need Praise and Affection?

From the : I am having a hard time convincing my boyfriend that his kids and my kids need positive feedback, encouragement and praise for things that they do successfully in their lives. I am aware of the phenomenon of overpraise or praise for things that don’t really warrant praise (like obeying the laws of gravity). That’s not my question. Where the disagreement lies is as follows: he thinks things that are expected, like...
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My Stepkids Hate Me Because of Their Father

From the : My stepkids don’t exactly hate me or their mother, but they say it and that we’re the worst anytime we put them in time out or ground them when they are being violent towards each other or us (which is encouraged by their birthfather). It just drives me up the wall knowing that they spy for him and his mother (who is the only one who actually uses his visitations because...
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