Ask the Therapist About Grief & Loss - Page 2

I Think I Am Bipolar, Do I Need Therapy?

My friend committed suicide two years ago. Four months later my grandpa died. For some reason the awful feeling never went away. Every day I have the feeling of grief as if it happened yesterday. It’s not that I’m still mourning, but it has affected me physically and emotionally. I have no appetite, I hardly sleep, I never want to go out, and I am exhausted all the time. My parents think I’m always...
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Prolonged Depression After a Sudden Breakup

From Germany: I am asking help on behalf of a friend who is in a difficult situation for getting help or treatment. He used to be a normal person, until his relationship of about 2 years was interrupted very suddenly and unexpectedly. After that he started ditching work, and eventually ended up giving it up altogether and moved in with his parents. His family and friends assume that the breakup is the reason for...
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Whats My Diagnostic?

From Canada: I’m a 14 year old guy and about 3 months ago i started to get angry for no reason then i’d be laughing or i’d laugh for no reason. When I’m outside I have thoughts to harm others brutally i also get paranoid whenever someone I don’t know comes close to me. My father had bipolar disorder however he died 7 months ago and my friends tell my that I’m depressed because...
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Time Frame to Meet Step Child

From Canada: I have been dating my boyfriend for a few months now, he has an almost 3 year old son. We have no idea when I should meet his son (my own therapist suggested 6 -12 months after the split to give the child time to grieve it has been 8 months since my boyfriend and his ex split). We both want a life long commitment and me to eventually step into a...
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Erotic Transference & My Attorney

Does erotic transference only occur between patient and therapist, or can it happen between any two people. I just went through a difficult and painful divorce. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD as a result. Sometime during the divorce process, I started having feelings for my male divorce attorney. I am female. I started fantasizing about him. Sexually desiring him. I feel I am in love with him. My therapist says the feelings aren’t...
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My Friend Left without a Goodbye

From a 25 year old woman in India: Known the guy for 15 years, a real solid friendship where we discussed everything, but he left the state without goodbye. We shared everything with each other, our hopes ambitions, embarrassments, secrets, sexual promiscuity and weaknesses. I was always the shoulder to cry on when the series of unending girlfriends that waltzed through his life left their sting behind, late night calls, pit stops at my place...
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I Feel Like My Boyfriend Doesn’t Care about Our Relationship

I have been dating my boyfriend for almost 4 years and I feel like I don’t even know him anymore. We fight almost everyday over stuff like he spends more time with his friends than me or he doesn’t keep his word. I think he doesn’t care because he’s always picking a fight with me and he’s blaming every fight on me saying I started it like a child. Every time we fight he...
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She’s Mourning Infertility

From Brazil: I read a ton of articles about this subject, but my case doesn’t fit any of those. My girlfriend is 31 years old (I’m 24) and we’ve been together for a little over a year. I love here as deeply as I possibly could and I wanna build my life with her. In june she discovered that she’s infertile, the chance of having a baby is 5% max., if not totally impossible....
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Dealing With The Aftermath of Psychosis

Hi, Please help. In October 2013, my Granny had passed away due to a long term battle with Cancer. Shortly after this (January 2014) my Girlfriend of 6 years had developed Psychosis and spent the next few months going in and out of hospital. I have stayed with her for the past year and a half dealing with it. throughout the past year, I have had two friends that were getting rather violent and...
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Cancer Free & Depressed?

My father has turned a new leaf the past few years and has become a very loving and devoted Christian. He recently had a radical nephrectomy because of kidney cancer (renal carcinoma). During the awful symptoms and trials of the actual cancer and numerous trips to the hospital, he was amazingly positive and strong. After the surgery (He is now cancer-free!) he has been making suicidal statements (which he has NEVER done before to...
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Silent Break-Up

From Greece: I broke up with my fiancé. I am 33 and he is 35. We were together for 6 years and the last 2 we were engaged. I was the one that left the house because the last months he was has pressure from his job and also he was telling me that I was putting pressure on him. He didn’t want to talk with me and when I was trying to make...
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My Mom Loves Acting and Now She Has to Give It Up

From the : Recently, my mom’s gotten into a bit of a saddened state. You see, she loves acting, but everything going on in her life has restricted her from doing anything close to it. The city we live in has no interest or location specifically for acting and her job leaves her no time to do any kind of acting if any possibility arises. She and my step-dad run a wedding photography business....
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