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My Girlfriend’s Teen-Aged Daughter Is Disrespectful

From the : My girlfriend and I have been seeing each other for the last eight months. We get along great, have similar values, goals, philosophies on life and many other things in common that are very difficult to find in a mate. I have a soon to be eight-year-old son and she has a daughter that just turned 17. My son and my girlfriend have a great relationship. His mother is still very...
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Problems with Comprehension and Understanding

I am seeking help in dealing with my 27-year-old son. He struggles with understanding instructions, advice and living independently which causes him to be very anxious, stressed, paranoid and angry. I feel that he has never been accurately diagnosed. He takes meds for depression, anxiety and bi-polar. I’m not sure if they are helping or hurting. He is very excessive in everything that he does (examples: using a half a bottle of dish detergent...
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Did My Grandmother Molest Me?

From the : Hello. I was molested by a relative of our neighbor when I was 5, but I’m not sure if what my grandmother did also counts as molestation. She would joke around with me and touch me between my legs and I would always laugh because she convinced me that this was all in good fun. I was around the ages of 4 or 5. She never did this around my mother,...
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Controlling Parents

My boyfriend and I broke up in early November because my friends and family started saying that he was trying to keep me from them and started a rumor that he was a woman beater. My best friend heard this rumor and called my mother which in return she freaked out on my boyfriend. This rumor is not true, he has never laid a hand on me. Me and my boyfriend could not survive...
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My Parents Are Very Strict

From the — I’m 15. So ever since a couple years ago, my parents have became very cautious with what I do on my phone and the computer. Now, they block things on my computer, have my whole computer shut off at “bed time” and have it not turn back on until a specific time. Also, my phone is the same way. Everything blocks at 8:30 until 6 am when I awake. This...
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My Family or My Boyfriend?

From Lebanon: I am dealing with a big problem! Im a 21 year old girl, I love my family so much and they are everything to me. Four years ago I met a boy and we are dating since then, he is my entire life and he is amazing to me. My family hate him but they didn’t met him at all, they hate his parents so they don’t agree on this relationship and...
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Sexual Identity and Anxiety

My daughter has recently been having anxiety issues but only at school. She won’t walk down corridors etc without panicking and cries in the toilets. She has severe anxiety surrounding one teacher with no real reason. I have recently discovered she has a bit of a crush on another girl and is having a lot of conversations with her online. The girl is at the school but in the year above. Can anyone help...
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My Niece Is Disturbed and Withdrawn

It is about my niece. She is withdrawn, hardly smiles and likes to draw disturbing images. My sister passed away 4 years back. Her daughter is 12 years old is very quite and withdrawn she does not like to talk about her feelings. She sometimes open up to me recently her drawing are very dark and disturbing, she likes horror and draws this black faceless figure, when I asked who is that she said it...
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My Brother Won’t Seek Help for His Mental Illness

From the : My brother is 19 years old and is currently living with me and my parents, he was in college but soon left due to his view of our financial issue. He claims he’s severely depressed and has outbursts a couple days per week, sometimes more. During these outbursts he rants about his mental condition, attacks my and my families insecurities and lifestyles, and even sometimes becomes violent over them. He even...
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How Do I Overcome Jealousy of My Older Partner’s Wonderful Children?

From the : I am a 21 year old woman who has been seriously involved with an older man for nearly three years. He has been divorced for quite a while after a ten-year marriage due to the ex’s unexpected mental breakdown. I love this man more than I can possibly say, but I am finding myself terribly jealous of his two children whom he has full custody over. What baffles me is that...
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