Archives for Grief & Loss - Page 4

I am Hurt and Ashamed, and So Are My Parents and Sibling

My parents have always been ashamed of me because I married the man that they did not want me to marry. And after almost 20 years of my marriage, I ended up in a divorce. My parents’ reaction was mixed — they were sad and at the same time felt I deserved it. Quickly after that I reconnected with my high school classmate.¬†That’s when my parents panicked and wanted me to get back to...
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Unappreciated by Mother

My grandmother passed away this week and had been in the hospital for 5 days, stroke, spent days at hospital and mother took nights.¬† Sister went on vacation. Grandmother passes and now I’m helping my mother with funeral, apartment, etc…. mother tells me she now wants to take my sister on a trip around the world, short little vacations, and rent an RV so she, my sister and my sister’s husband can travel down...
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Conflicted Feelings Towards My Husband

From the : To give a little background, My husband and I have been married for 13 years. We have three young children…ages 3,8,11. Until recently I have been a stay at home mom for the entire marriage. In my perspective, We have had a contentious marriage. We fought a lot, He worked a lot, He was VERY critical of me and how I was handling the home and kids, I disappointed him a...
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I Feel like I’m Losing Grip

First of all, I didn’t know which topic to put it under, since it also involves my husband, and the other, that being psychosis, but since I’m the person feeling it, I believe it should be psychosis. Allow me to explain-both me and my husband have been diagnosed with some very serious disorders-mine being a VERY severe case of OCD, and my husband schizoaffective disorder, more leaning toward bipolar. I’m going to just my...
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I Don’t Think There’s Anything Wrong with Me

I’m not trying to get attention. I don’t want to be labeled with depression or some other mental disorder. I used to be sad, it’s something I’ve dealt with since 5th grade when we moved here. Then my dad died when I was in 7th grade and that made things worse. I was always questioning my existence and I had suicidal thoughts. In 9th grade I was always having these ups and downs. Moments...
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Why Won’t My Friend Talk to Me?

From the Phillippines: I have a friend who just begun not talking with me for no reason. We been through a lot but after her problems were solved she just left me. We were so connected before. Talking everyday and sharing all stories but no we don’t talk. She also claimed that she is no longer comfortable with me. I just don’t understand A: Sometimes people regret it when they have shared maybe a...
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Do I Lack Sympathy/Empathy/Compassion?

I was trying to find this answer on the internet but was bogged down with sympathy vs. empathy articles. I’ve read the differences countless times now. I cannot identify with either one. I absolutely am not sympathetic. As far as empathetic, I do have the ability to mentally put myself in another person’s shoes and intellectualize how they are feeling but I do not feel their pain or care. I also have a general...
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Is It Wrong to Want Him Out of My Life?

From the : I have a friend who I’ve known since childhood, I’ll call him Bill. We’ve never been very close, but we’ve had the same circle of friends almost all our lives. In fact my fiance is good friends with Bill now. Personally I’ve have problems with Bill being very insensitive. He says and does things things without thinking about other people’s feelings, it’s like he’s chronically incapable of considering other people. But...
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Afraid My Wife May Be Paranoid Schizophrenic

About a month and 1/2 ago my wife started thinking someone was hacking into her Facebook account and reading her notifications. I put all the security measures in place and ensured her she was safe. It has gradually gotten worse to the point she believes people are watching us through our cell phones and webcams. She thinks people are following her around town and have even been in our house and her car. She...
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My Hubby Was Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Chronic State, We Have a Kid

I have this partner in life now who has been diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia since 2008. We have been schoolmates long way on our high school days before. After 7 years we’ve meet again most probably earlier of February 2011. At first, I really don’t have the idea that he has been sick that way. We tried to communicate normally as younger adult, who is starting to feel something in between us, like falling...
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Experiencing Weird Symptoms Since October

Ever since October, 2013, I’ve been sort of… Out of it. It started with a panic attack; the first panic attack i’ve ever had, or at least from what I remember. It was an odd feeling. I felt numb and around the sides of my head felt tingly, almost cold. My vision felt zoomed in, although whenever staring at objects like my hands or anything else that was actually protruding off the wall or...
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