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Wife Won’t Let Me Fly to Sister’s Wedding

From Germany: I hope you can assist me with my problem. Two years ago I’ve married my wife, and already before the wedding my parents have tried to destroy this relationship. My sister, whom my wife loved, has joined my parents too. My wife was extremely hurt by them and blocked them ever since. The family did try a couple of times to apologize, yet it didn’t seem to come out of honesty. Now...
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I Like Watching People Die & Have Thoughts of Killing People

I have been watching lot of psychopath series lately, and only after that I came to know more about psychopathic tendencies. I could relate them to myself very often. I am quite anti-social so I kind of like to be alone. I never used to feel this way before, but now, after watching those series, I have a huge knife which has no work in kitchen, I think about killing people, the thrill of...
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I Would Like Ways to Cope or Get Help

A few years ago, me and my brother got into a little fight on Feb 14. He pushed me against the kitchen counter and put his hands around my neck and his kids were there (I helped take care of them since they were babies, no kidding) since the kids saw it and were crying I felt like it was all my fault, so I went on my knees and asked for forgiveness. After...
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Does Power of Attorney Throw Out Patient Confidentiality?

I have a 33-year-old brother who was diagnosed with schizophrenia about a decade ago. He hasn’t responded to any antipsychotic medication and has delusional thoughts a few times a year. He doesn’t work. He’s on disability. He gets quite a lot of money on a monthly basis because he worked for many years before and after his diagnosis. Our father has control over his finances and he lives rent-free in a home our dad...
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Parents Controlling Too Much!

I’m 24. Staying in Myanmar (Asia). I got along well with parents during my school days. I also get good grades in school. When I was in college (in Singapore, not in Myanmar), I started to experience dissociative disorder and partial seizures. I’ve been hospitalized for months and I’ve been on deferment. I’m only two months away from graduation. Those times are like my darkest days of my life. I’m in depression. When I...
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My Friend’s Daughter Manipulates Him and I’ve Had Enough

From Australia: My friend’s daughter is a nice person and I like her. We both have abandonment and reject issues stemming from absent mother. She is 31 years old married to her childhood sweetheart and has 2 little boys. But she is controlling and manipulating her dad. This behavior has been going on for a long time and has gotten worse since having the children. Last week I blew my stack and went and...
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Seeking Advice for My Mother’s Depression

Hello, I’m a 41 year old man and my mother has a serious depression. It has been going on for many years. I’m a university professor, not married and my mom lives with me. She’s a recent immigrant to the US; I immigrated to the US earlier than her and we lived apart for about 9 years. In that time, she spent living back in the home country alone, her depression took a real...
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Scapegoated as a Child

I just wish to have opinion of therapist. I stopped communicating with siblings from childhood because I was molested by my older brother when I was nine and he has made inappropriate sexual suggestions to me as adult. My older sister was beaten by our father and our mother didn’t protect her. Instead, our mother scapegoated me from her guilt I am guessing. She made me take the second grade over again because my...
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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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