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Is This a Bereavement Issue?

A 30 year old female accidentally ran over and killed her 3 year old three years ago. Devastated by the incident, she now sees the child everywhere she goes and behaves as if the child is alive. She has never visited the gravesite. She sets a plate with food for the child, turns down and makes the bed, buys clothes and toys for the child, is planning to enroll the child in school, and...
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I Think I May Have a Personality Disorder

I know I’m pretty young (only 16) but I believe I may have a personality disorder (these problems are recurring) – I eat my skin compulsively. I sit for up to an hour just picking off skin and eating it, stopping when I feel sick. I’ve been doing this since I was 4. – I’m incapable of trust. All of my “best friends” have commented this. Honestly… I don’t know why this is. The...
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Was I Raped and/or Abused?

From Canada: I’m in treatment for bulimia and alcoholism and I’ve been consumed by thoughts of past events. When I was 12, a stranger touched my breast outside my shirt, and said very vulgar things to me. That isn’t sexual abuse, is it? That’s all he did. I just can’t stop thinking about it. Then, as a young adult, I had three encounters that I don’t really understand: 1. A stranger in college fondled...
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Closure for Unhealthy Relationship

I previously was in an unhealthy relationship on and off for about 5 months. we weren’t in love and it was mostly just a sexual relationship — I lost my virginity to him the first night, I realize my choices led to me to this place and I fully accept the responsibility for the heartbreak and the sadness that I have because of these decisions. I haven’t talked to him in a month, the...
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My Friend Is Pulling Her Hair Out

From Norway: My friend is pulling out her hair. She thinks that it is something called trichotollomania but isn’t sure. She also has some ticks where she makes a little guinea pig noise and twitches her neck. She is almost bald now and she is a really close friend of mine and I don’t know what to do. I see how she struggles and it really hurts me because I don’t want to be...
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My Husband Does Not Seem to Like My Son

From the : My second husband does not seem to like my son. My son is 16. We have been married 7 years. We have 2 sons together a 1 and 6 year old. He doesn’t say much to my son. He does not say many negative things to him, but he constantly complains to me. He complains over simple issues like he drank all the soda. It is always something. It does not...
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How Do I Have Patience with Step-Dating?

From the : I am 43, in a LTR with a man who has full custody of his four kids ages 10, 14, 15, & 19. I have full custody of my three, ages 8, 9 & 12. We have been together nearly a year and things are completely committed and long term. We talk a lot about the future but mostly it seems to be framed in terms of a time when our...
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How Will I Know When to Go Inpatient with BPD?

I have been struggling the past few years and it’s getting much worse. I ended up at a hospital for an interrupted attempt at suicide and since then the feelings haven’t left. I feel numb all of the time and I see a counselor but they can’t schedule me in except for maybe once a month. I was going to start with some partial hospitalization facility but my insurance only covers inpatient or outpatient,...
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Why Do I Seem Un(sym/em)pathetic?

From the : I’m 18. Over the last year or so, I have noticed that I seem to lack (or have way less) sympathy and empathy than my peers. There are more minute things, such as never having cried at any movie or book… ever. It’s disconcerting that when I watch sad movies with my friends/boyfriend ( war, Holocaust, cancer/disease movies, etc) I am almost unmoved and so easily move past it. The other...
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PTSD: Can’t Stop Purposely Triggering Myself

I was raped when I was nine years old. The abuse I suffered lasted for several months, but I have only a handful of memories, like brief flashes, and some of them are not even visual. I am so mad at myself for not being able to remember more, it makes me feel like maybe I’m making the whole thing up. I also hate that when I think of my abuse directly, I mostly...
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My Relationship with My Girlfriend Is Crumbling

From the : I have been in a relationship with my girlfriend for 4 years. I have found a situation similar to mine with the title of “My Girlfriend Lost Her Feelings” answered by Dr. Marie Harwell-Walker on PsychCentral. However, I wanted to further the question into what actually the person who will be waiting can do. In the answer to the question, Dr. Marie said how people’s lives diverge when they go off...
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My Husband Might Be Transgender

First off please excuse my English as it is not my first language. Where do I begin my marriage has been going well up until a few days ago when my husband of 8 years told me he might me transgender. I have been with my husband for 14 years of our 8-year married life, we got married very young and have had our ups and down like any couple, but looking back now...
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