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I Really Want a Second Chance

From Canada: We had been going out for two years and a half, loved listening rock music together and we were first loves. He was my first and I was his. We would have celebrated our third year together June 12th 2016 had he not broken up with me on march 7th. I loved him so much, but I began slipping away when he wasn’t trying to get me anymore (didn’t make me feel...
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I Am Overreacting with Everything Around Me

From a graduate student in Japan: Dear sir. i have a problem that i am overreacting with everything around me for example if someone told me to do something I overthinking about it sometimes I could not sleep because of thinking .If i make mistake I overreact and think to much about this mistake even I imagine what will happened to me i can say create story and feel fear even it is small...
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Fiancée Went Through Photos

Inadvertently, my memory card containing 600 photos was placed in fiancée’s phone. She went through all of them (something I have not done) and found a picture from 6 years ago of an ex-girlfriend in a bathing suit. She is mad that I did not go through photos previously and delete. She feels disrespected. I am also very angered. It is my opinion that upon seeing the disk did not belong to her she...
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How to Make Myself Motivated to Study?

From Indonesia: How to made myself motivated to study? I dont know why ,I hardly remembered what I’m studying with. I keep forgetting, and sometimes I cant think about something to made it worse,there are lot of lesson at my college. so Just to review,there’s not much time,moreover with this study difficulty A: You’ve asked a very direct question to what is often a complicated problem. There are a number of possible...
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Relationship Issues

From Malaysia: I’m in relationship with my bf 2 years. In the periods, he becomes jobless and depends on me for everything and felt anger if I mention or push him to get a job. I don’t understand the reason why he’s lying to me from the beginning of our relation. Beside this, i feel i’m not his priority person, he showing his care when the time we get in quarrel. When i feel...
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Do All the Different Medications Make It Worse?

From Switzerland: My story began in 1999 at the age of 29, when I was diagnosed with depression and agoraphobia. In the years between now and then I struggled with various prescriptions. The „protagonist“ was always a SSRI. I tested around six of them. Then of course after the severe anxieties and panic attacks they gave me bezodiazepine Lorazepam (named Temesta), where soon I was addicted to and still am. Now, after all these...
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Why Do I Have Cravings to Poison My Body?

From Sweden: So, I suffer from mild depression and severe social anxiety, and this past year I’ve been craving caffeine, cigarettes and alcohol even though I have never tried the two last ones and I always hated caffeine. I cut sugar from my diet almost entirely. I cannot stomach sugary things and instead I crave anything that’d somehow poison my body. The cravings are worse and worse and I told my therapist about this...
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Too Extreme and Frequent Mood Swings

From India: Sometimes I feel so energetic, fresh, free and confident, I could say anything to anyone without hesitation. These are the times when I wonder why I ever get sad. But when I do get down, it’s intolerable, I feel desperate, restless, nauseated, I feel my stomach churning, a gut wrench, I cannot sleep, I keep turning, I get suicidal thoughts such that I often plan my suicide, I wish to cry and...
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Supporting My Boyfriend’s Parents

My boyfriend and I have been living together for almost a year. I know that he is the man that I am going to spend my life with and I have no doubts about that. We live in his home with his parents and because they are not working we completely support them and pay for everything. His mom has a multitude of health issues and is in her 50s she hasn’t worked in...
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Hunger to Kill

I get a hungry feeling when I think of murder. The blood, the meat, it fascinates me. I’m always thinking of the kill. I’ve never done it though. But I’ve done horrible things that are illegal, cheated on tests, lied and had sex with other women while having a girlfriend, etc. I know I’m insane, nothing will change the psychopathy in my deranged soul. But I’d like to know why I want to shoot...
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If He Recovers from Depression, Will We?

From the : A little over a month ago, my boyfriend decided he was no longer happy with me and broke off our four year relationship. He thought I didn’t trust him. He thought I wanted to keep him isolated. Lately, he parties more, eats less, doesn’t want to be around his friends or his family, has difficulty sleeping, and seems generally sad and/or angry. In the last week, I’ve tried letting him know...
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