Ask the Therapist About Grief & Loss - Page 4

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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My Family Has Deserted Me

My family and I had always been close until my mother passed away during my Senior year of surgical complications when I was seventeen. The event seemed to tear my family apart and put a “leper” sign on my back. I met someone online when I was twenty and decided to move from Ohio where my family lived to Florida with him and told them about our up coming wedding. My family vacations in...
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Friend and Her Mom Believe the Neighbors Are Trying to Get Them

She and her mom believe the neighbors are trying to get them. My friend is losing her dad to cancer. She recently told me that she believes her neighbors and others are repeatedly breaking in, poisoning their food, and following them around. At first I believed her, but now I think she is paranoid since things seem to be getting worst. I believe it was her Mom who first put this thought in her...
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How Do I Recover from a Miscarriage?

I am 22 years old with 2 kids. I recently had a miscarriage. I was 12 weeks pregnant. I feel stuck I don’t know what to do, I can’t get out of this feeling. All I want is my baby back. I try to get over what happened but I can’t. It’s all I think about. I have no one to talk to about it, the dad doesn’t know what to say to me,...
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My Parents Left Me

From Jordan: My parents got divorced when I was 10, I lived with my mother in a house that she bought, she used to treat me well and care for me and my older brother, but a year ago, she left us and took my young brother with her to Dubai, and every time we call her to check if she’s okay or needs anything, she screams at us crazily and says “I hope...
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Forbidden Cousin Romance

I’m in such a bad situation please help me. About 9 months ago my cousin and I found out that were in love, we’ve been in a relationship for about 7 months. Recently we decide that unfortunately, what were doing is wrong and we need to get over each other and move on, we were both deeply heartbroken we love each other so much but we’ve always been best friends and were even more...
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I Feel Caged in My Own Body

From a 19-year-old woman in S. Africa: Recently I got out of a 4-year drug influenced relationship but the feelings I had for him faded away after about a year but he kept me caged in because of the drugs, I was his money bank. But after we broke up and me getting clean of off the heroin, I started getting back into reality and my past slapped me through my face harder then...
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Repeating Names in Head, Inner Dialogue

Ever since my cousin died on my birthday two weeks ago, I been having a lot of mental issues. I am not sure if it is related to my PMDD, Anxiety, or my OCD but I have been repeating a few certain names throughout the day, then random names pop in and out of my head, and then having bizarre thoughts, and having inner dialogue. I have never done this before and it is...
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Issues with My Long-Term Girlfriend and Mother

From the : I recently moved to Philadelphia to be with my girlfriend after we have had a long distance relationship for 5 years. I have always had an issue saying no to my mother being somewhat of emotional support system for her since my father died when I was 12. I feel that my mother has some passive aggressive tendencies to get the things she wants from me. I also feel a level...
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