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Depression, Anxiety and Fear of Dementia Due to Stress

I am 80 years old, trying to finish preparing to move to Florida, generally good health (take blood pressure and small dosage cholesterol and follow diabetic diet but blood sugar under control without meds). The challenge of sorting, gathering, packing, constant decisions of moving 900 miles to new residence (a positive, welcome move, but the move itself is awful) apparently made my bp go up drastically about 10 days ago. Received a second bp...
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Guilty for Possibly Inflicting Narcissism Abuse

4-5 years ago I had a relationship with a girl who is a year older than me. We were together for 2 years until we broke up. I believe I truly loved her and we had a very emotionally close relationship. When she went to college things started to change. We are both introverted people and tend to not make friends very well or be actively social even though we are both very capable...
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How Do I Overcome Jealousy of My Older Partner’s Wonderful Children?

From the : I am a 21 year old woman who has been seriously involved with an older man for nearly three years. He has been divorced for quite a while after a ten-year marriage due to the ex’s unexpected mental breakdown. I love this man more than I can possibly say, but I am finding myself terribly jealous of his two children whom he has full custody over. What baffles me is that...
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I’m Bipolar and Guilt Tripping Myself

It’s pretty easily explained, really: I’m bipolar (II) and as we probably all know, excessive guilt is a symptom of that. Still, I’m pretty sure, that guilty feelings are not supposed to be this strong. What I mean with that is, that my mind seems to randomly decide to start guilt-tripping me (mostly in the evening/at night). There’s no real trigger, nothing that causes it, as far as I know/realize. And it’s not simple...
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I Am Having Opposing Feelings…

From the : I am a junior in high school, and I have a boyfriend. My grades are above average, and I laugh with a couple of friends at school. However, I am not happy, at the least only half of me is happy at a time. I feel as though I am having two different feelings. One is of an extrovert, and the other is of an introvert. I have strong feelings of...
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Childhood Rape Is Preventing Intimacy

From the : I’m 17. I was raped by my older brother until I was 9 years old and I can’t seem to get over it. I’m in a semi serious relationship right now, but I haven’t even kissed him yet because I’m scared to. When I was raped I was forced to kiss him and I hated it. The taste, the texture, everything was disgusting. I haven’t kissed anyone since not to mention...
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Help for a Coworker/Friend

I think that this person may be bipolar. She has a lot of this issues that I have read about that people that are bipolar has. She has a family history, Mother and Brother both are bipolar. She has many up and down days. She can be crying in the morning and really happy in the afternoon for example. I have known her for 10 years and she has been foreclosed on twice and...
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Is Relationship Cheating Wrong?

From the : I’m a 12th grader in high school, and I’m having a relationship issue. I suffer from depression, with some symptoms of psychosis present. Furthermore, while I do not have an official diagnosis, it is generally believed by family and my school that I have aspergers. My teachers and counselor┬áhave been pressuring my parents for some time to seek a doctor, we don’t have the funds. Since ninth grade, I’ve been dating...
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Do I Have Dermatillomania?

I am a non-gender binary 15 year old. I’ve recently learned of dermatillomania and think I do have it. I was wondering if you could provide me with your opinion? I was sexually abused when I was 12 and ever since then I’ve had a compulsion to picking my skin. It’s become an obsession. I’ll sit in front of the mirror for hours on end just picking and picking. I have scabs and scars...
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Perpetual Loner and Don’t Know What To Do

I am 21 female and have not had any friends for 10 years. I am high achieving and am scoring really highly in my degree in Economics at LSE. It is not the work that is getting me down, it is companionship. When I was at school I cared but not as much about not having any friends because I was the highest performing so I saw it as necessary to my success. Now...
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Sometimes I Get the Urge to Hurt Other People

Sometimes, normally when I’m with a small amount of people (1-5) my hands will start to sweat and tingle a little on the inside. They feel itchy but I can’t scratch the itch away. I will get a similar feeling in my abdomen. I start to feel that the only way to get the feeling to stop is to hurt someone but I know it’s wrong so I try to hold back. Sometimes it’s...
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