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My Stepfather Causes Me to Hate Home Life

For the last couple of years, since my mom and step-dad married, he has been treating my siblings and me badly. I’m the oldest, being 16, and I have a younger sister who is 12,and a younger brother who is only a little over a year old. My step-dad gets up in my face quite often yelling and screaming. Other family members and my friends have witnessed it. No one in my family likes...
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I Have No Idea How to Start Thinking about My Future

I am 17, currently living in Australia. All my life I have never had any passion for anything. I do have many fleeting interests, but when I try to pursue them I tend to lose interest very quickly. I don’t have much experience with real-world issues either; I’ve never had a job, can’t drive, and never done any extracurricular activities or even had any real hobbies. Up to this point, my life has been...
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Worried I Was a Sexual Abuser as a Child

I can remember at least 3 incidents as a child, the main one being when I was around 7-9 (we were the same age). My friend and I used to play many sexual games — these included humping and kissing each other and examining each other. I remember feeling very guilty and sad about this — sometimes when I wouldn’t want to play anymore she would force me — however I was a very bossy...
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Loneliness

I am finding it really hard to shift this feeling of loneliness. I don’t have any really close friends and when I do, I think I expect them to put in as much effort as I do. I take everything very personally and can get upset by little things quickly. If I do make friends and it is going well I start to feel panicky like I expect something to go wrong and I...
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Bipolar Boyfriend of Six Years Broke Up with Me

I met my bipolar boyfriend 6 years ago…we fell madly in love and cared for each other, he told me he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and it didn’t matter to me cuz he was amazing so I read more on it and educated myself. I considered him my best friend, lover and partner I know he is my soulmate as I’ve never felt like this before … he was my first and only...
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Stressed Out from Everything

I’m under a tremendous amount of stress from all angles — money, job and family. I am a middle-aged single, white, female and have remained close to my dysfunctional family back home. I’m having trouble reconciling an old, old wound — the divorce of my parents. It seems OK until something comes up and then my dad, who is basically a good man but was a neglectful father, seems to be trying to pull...
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I’m 24 and My Husband Isn’t Interested in Sex

We’ve been together 7 years married 6. My husband is 31. I am 24. We separated almost a year due to untreated mental issues and infidelity. He was diagnosed bipolar and medicated now. Finally living together again I was excited to spice things up as that was his excuse for cheating. Now he claims his meds and our kids distract him from wanting sex. We’ve had sex maybe 8 times in 3 months and...
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Something Is Wrong But I Don’t Know What

From a girl in grade 9 in Amsterdam: I have this weird thing where I feel like certain people can see me 24/7. It is really annoying because it stops me from doing things I think they won’t approve of. They only way to prevent it is by doing a weird ritual with my hands. I want to stop but it is hard. I also feel like people can read my mind when they...
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I Fell in Love for the First Time

Recently I found a great friend with whom I connected with immediately. Things took off to the extent that both our wives picked on us for liking each other. After being married and having children — now I am questioning everything. Then before I knew it, I was in love. Being with him means everything to me and being apart is torture. I cannot give him enough and would do anything to be with...
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Not Sure if I Have Depression or Not?

From Australia: I’m 16. For the past year or so I’ve been having lengthened periods of extreme sadness, I’ve self harmed a lot (cutting, over exercising and limiting myself to eating only 800 calories a day)-not recently recently, although the past few days I have been having the urge to a period last year I was weight dropped 7kgs, leaving me at 50kgs. I’m sad often for no reason, and its a...
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Struggling with Separation

I’m really struggling with my marriage separation right now. My wife gave me an ultimatum to stop drinking or else we would be separated and I chose alcohol. I moved out of state and soon after wised up, and quit drinking and started going to AA. I pleaded with my wife to give me another chance, but now she says she needs to heal and focus on herself. I’m trying to give her space...
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I’m Wondering if Something Is Wrong with Me

I’m an emotional wreck. Nothing triggers it. I just get emotional out of nowhere. I will cry for hours for no reason. I keep hearing voices in my head saying there’s something watching me and then i would freak out and start shaking and sobbing even more. I sometimes have to cover my ears in attempt to quiet down the voices. I also have an unhealthy habit of food binging. I can’t help it...
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