Archives for Grief & Loss - Page 4

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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Why Don’t I Have Real Feelings in Relationships?

I’m 19 and have been experiencing strange emotions this past year. The deep connections I felt with friends are suddenly forced and it is almost painful to be around people. I have also had strange spells of depersonalization. My ex boyfriend died a couple years ago which led me into a spell of depression and I don’t know if I ever made it out or if I’m just used to it. I’m constantly annoyed...
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How Do I Help My Grieving Friend?

From the : My friend was on holidays with his best friend and yesterday his best friend died hit by a car. As soon as this happened he contacts me but he doesn’t tell me more than than, and just keeps talking like nothing had happened. He asked me if I could show the country to a foreign buddy of him, and asked me about my job. I’m so worried because I can’t understand...
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I’m Stuck

I am stuck in this tornado of confusion and need to get back on am currently in a relationship with my best friend. He was my best friend for seven years and we decided to start dating and it has been over 6 months now and I could not ask for a better relationship. But I have a son for another man and I still have these feelings for him. I don’t want...
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Close Friend Angry with Me for 2 Years

Firstly, before I elaborate on my issue, I would like to say that I really appreciate all the kindness and good work done by the therapists on this site in helping people. My issue started when I became close friends with a guy while on an overseas exchange. We did everything together and shared many secrets and happy memories. In many ways, it was a healthy and reciprocal friendship. However, upon our return back...
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Anxiety, Unhappiness and Stress

I’m not sure where to start. Three years ago I lost my mother and shortly after I went into a deep anxiety disorder feeling detached and unreal. I could not eat and stopped doing the things I loved. I lost around 50lbs in two months but i beat it. Well a couple months ago i began to feel the same way again due to stress from finances, relationship problems and such and i want...
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Dad Hid His New Marriage

My father cheated on my mother in a very awful way. I remember very clearly watching her cry in the room. I knew their marriage wasn’t completely healed when she passed away after a bus accident; everyone rushed to her side and may be for a second, I thought mom and dad’s marriage had been real. It’s been 8 years since that incident, and even though me and my siblings had learned how to...
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I’m Having Trouble Moving On and Letting Go of an Enjoyable Experience

I went to shadow people at their workplace, and I had a really good time. I really enjoyed who they were, and I enjoyed the whole experience of following them around and observing, but it was only for a week. I got to know the people working there, and I loved touring the worksite and seeing and learning. I developed friendships with them, and started to love the way they work and operate, and...
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