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Compound Grief and PTSD

From the : I started to write my life story but then realized it would take 10 pages so I will try to sum it up best I can. I had a really bad childhood full of neglect , abuse, abandonment and family mental illnesses. I always had anxiety as a child but was able to mask it as I thought people would think there was something wrong with me. As I got older...
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Moved to Be Near My Son But It’s Not Working

Moved to another state left everything for my son who moved here bf me. He lives with dad and stepmom. Been a nightmare since I moved here. Now I have no job, no money, no family support. My friend back home said he’ll get me home, he sends money and not a plane or bus ticket. I’m so sad and hurt, haven’t caused issues for the ex and his new wife, just wanted to...
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This Boy Is Obsessed with Me

From New Zealand: There’s this boy I met only last year like in December? We had a thing but that was it I had no further feelings for him but that didn’t stop him from stalking me and telling everyone that we go out. It may not sound like a big issue but to me it is. Its gotten to the point where he would call me on different phone numbers which I’ve blocked...
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Why Can’t My Boyfriend Let Go of My Past?

From the : I have been with my current boyfriend for about 2 years now. I had known him since freshman year and we always had a little crush on each other. However, I was on and off with an ex of mine for about two years. This ex of mine was very controlling and was very possessive of me and we would always break up but then get back together again. The longest...
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I Lack the Feeling of Embarrassment

From the : I’m 30 and have never experienced the feeling of being embarrassed or shame. I constantly read and see the word (embarrassment) in books or TV, but I have never identified with it. When growing up, I actually thought the feeling of anger (which I experience quite often) and the feeling of embarrassment were one and the same thing. I now realize from my past that in situations were I was supposed...
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My Boyfriend’s Parents Blame Him for Problems They’re Causing

From England: My boyfriend and I met at university, and since graduating we have lived with his retired parents. They are comfortable and are helping us find our feet. I work part time and make a small contribution, my boyfriend is given a small allowance until things pick up. We are very appreciative of their support and respectful in their home. Yet, the relationship with his parents is strained. His father ignores him completely,...
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Uncertain about Love and Marriage

It has been around years since we were in relationship. The decision was the result of his persistent efforts to help me at working every situation (we were in the same college and office too). Though he is not good at looks, a silent type of guy(unlike me), I considered him for hope for his improved life because of me,his nice family(As he told) and his nature. In the beginning, things were awesome,...
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What Is Happening to Me?

Within this month, some extremely frighting and scary things have been occurring to me. I have begun to hear noises in my head saying different things with different accents, they tell me different things all the time. Once I remember seeing a man in the forest all alone, and hearing voices stating to murder him. At some times, definitely a lot in my school, it feels like the entire day was one minute, I...
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Past Promuscuity Guilt

From the : I’m a 20 year-old female, and in the past I was on the promiscuous side. My downfall started when I was 16, and was coerced into having sex with a 20-year-old guy I wasn’t even into. From there I had several more casual encounters. I acted like I wanted it, and was proud of “being a slut”, but to be honest I died a little on the inside every time. At...
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Panic and Self Harm When Hearing a Lot of Noise

Sometimes when I hear any loud noises, or even any noise, if it keeps going for any length of time, at times, I just freak out and self harm and scream and yell at myself. I just want to run and hide somewhere perfectly, completely quiet. It’s only sometimes that I feel this way, and it seems to be when a lot of other things are already bothering me. I don’t know why or...
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Should I Be Concerned?

Well I used to have a lot of anxiety, panic attacks, worries in the past but lately I have not been that much anxious. 2 months ago I had a full black out (not faint) everything didn’t seem real but it was really scary! Ever since I experienced it I have it all day BUT not that much. Sometimes is fewer and other is a little bit more. I know the world is real...
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