Archives for Grief & Loss

Overprotective About My Mother

I feel overprotective about my mother because of the fact that I lost my grandparents almost 2 years ago. Since my maternal grandparents’ deaths a year and a half ago, I have been over-protective about my mother. I loved my grandparents very much. Both passed away at a month’s interval and it came as a shock to my mother as well as me. Since then, whenever my mother is out alone, I become hysterical. I...
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I Think I May Have Depression and a Kind of Anxiety

Hi, I’m a 13 year old trans guy and I’ve just moved to a foreign country, I don’t speak the language. I’ve been feeling very depressed for over 6 months. Lately I’ve also been noticing how much anxiety I feel when doing things like going to school, talking to people, going to the store and generally going out of my house and socializing. I think people here dislike me and judge me all the...
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Help Me Change

I’m a 21 year old female. I spent most of my life isolated and in violent fears and nightmares after witnessing my mother’s suicide at the age of six. After a long dark and Depressed teenage, I still am struggling to lead a normal life. I’ve been trying to act normal for the past four years, only to suddenly find now that I’ve only been trying to please anybody at any cost. I feel...
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Stillborn Birth

I experienced a stillbirth three years ago. Don’t have other children but wasn’t able to convince since my traumatic event. Since then, I never expressed my feelings and buried myself in work. I often cry, have trouble sleeping and relive the memory of giving birth in my mind. Is this normal? Can I be suffering from depression or unresolved grief or ptsd? I’m considering seeing a therapist, but feel embarrassed since this is not...
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Why Am I Having Crazy Dreams?

I have really bad crazy dreams. Usually about death and graveyards. I dreamed once I was with a group digging up graves because we had to preserve them better and put them back. My papaw’s grave is always in these dreams. Why am I having them and what do they mean? … I have had major trauma and I suffer from depression, anxiety and OCD. I was just diagnosed with paranoid delusions. Thanks. A....
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My Dad Died, But All I Feel Is Relief

My Dad passed away a little over a year ago after a 13-year battle with cancer. Everyone in my family mourns him, but I never grieved and all I feel is relief. It doesn’t hurt me the way it does my siblings…it really doesn’t hurt me at all. I’ve never been that close to my Dad and even though everyone said he loved me dearly it rarely ever showed once I passed a certain...
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Not Feeling like Myself Anymore

Recently I just came back home early from a 2 months study  abroad in Europe. I came back to the states earlier because I felt severely depressed being all alone in Europe handling with rents studies food and traveling plans. When I came back home, both my grandparents had passed away. I went to their funerals and wake but I felt grief and sorrow from it. I have many regrets about my lousy decision...
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He’s Dead But the Abuse Continues

From the : Hi. My mom is 79. Her husband, my father, died this past September (25th). He was 82. They were married for 57 years, and my father was extremely abusive to her — cheated on her for years and was physically and very emotionally abusive. Now that he is dead, she is beating herself up for not leaving him when she had the chance…why did she put up with all that abuse?...
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I Hear the Voice of My Friend Who Died

From the : I’m 14. I hear a girl’s voice in my head and it keeps telling me I’m still here with you, and recently my best friend killed herself, so I was just wondering if it could possibly be her trying to communicate with me? A: I’m very, very sorry for your loss. Personally, I don’t think those who have died try to communicate with those who are living. I do think that...
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Something Is Wrong with Me Emotionally

From the : I’m 21 and for as long as I can remember I’ve been insecure with low self-esteem. I remember putting myself on a diet at 9 years old. Growing up I’ve always felt aloof and just different from everyone else. Its hard to me to express happy emotions and its hard for me to be sympathetic to others. As a teenager I was often over weight and depressed. At 18 I would...
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