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How to Kick Out an Abusive Partner

My partner of 6 years is an emotionally abusive alcoholic, who is currently on probation for his fourth DUI. He has no car, no driver’s license, and only recently got a part-time job after more than 2 years of self-imposed unemployment. Even though he is now making about $1,000/month, he still refuses to chip in for the rent or monthly bills. (His money goes toward beer, fast food for himself, and paying off his...
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My 16-Year-Old Brother Is Always Angry!

From Dubai: Hey, I hope you are doing well. I am 18 years old, I am the eldest in the family and I have a big problem. You see, my brother is 16 years old and is in high school. I live with my mother, brother and sister. My younger brother seems to have a big issue, ever since he was a kid, he was always angry and would fight with little kids, and...
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My Mother Is Going Crazy

I’m not talking about hearing voices in the head because thankfully she’s not that crazy, but recently she has some major belief issues. She recently got sucked into this whole “4 dimensions,” she truly and legitimately believes that her “soul wavelength” is equal to that of a god, and that god lives in the 4D or something. I of course am not really believing in that sort of ridiculous comment, so I try to...
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Constantly Screaming Toddler

My 2 year old is throwing tantrums and screaming almost every day all day long. Literally every 10 minutes something else come up. If I look at her, she will scream ‘no mommy looking, no mommy looking’. She asks for a tea, I give her tea she throws it away and starts screaming hot, no tea, no tea. she is crying all day long. I mean every little thing upsets her. It is out...
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I Just Had a Baby and I’m Not Happy

I just had a baby with my boyfriend, I’ve been really angry for no reason, when ever he gets home I’m all of a sudden angry, and he gets mad cause I complain to much about everything, I try to be happy, I don’t know what’s keeping me from being happy, I feel horrible because he does everything for me and the baby and I’m still not happy, I don’t want to lose my...
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Dad Versus Stepdad

My daughter is 5 going on 6. About two months ago she met her biological father. Until then she didn’t even know about him. Recently she started telling me she doesn’t love her stepdad who has been in her life for 3 years now and who she’s been calling dad for just as long. Is this normal feelings? How can I help her through this transition better? I make sure to ask her all...
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My Dad Died, But All I Feel Is Relief

My Dad passed away a little over a year ago after a 13-year battle with cancer. Everyone in my family mourns him, but I never grieved and all I feel is relief. It doesn’t hurt me the way it does my siblings…it really doesn’t hurt me at all. I’ve never been that close to my Dad and even though everyone said he loved me dearly it rarely ever showed once I passed a certain...
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Daughter’s Social Shyness and Low Confidence

My 16-year-old daughter, who otherwise is doing great at school, straight A’s, teachers are very happy with her, has a great group of friends, enjoys their company, goes to movies, birthday parties etc with them, but she occasionally will tell me that she feels somewhat awkward at times, little anxious around crowds, somewhat not confident enough, although she doesn’t look that way, she has always been shy, but her shyness has never been a...
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My Fiancé’s Grown Daughters Still Live with Him

My fiancé and I are waiting for his daughters (35 and 36 years old) to get to a place where they can financially afford to move out! But one of them spends her money on things such as a nose job and botox and doesn’t seem to be concerned about moving out. She at least works. The other daughter doesn’t work. She has a 5-year-old son and has bipolar. She has very little work skills...
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Mother’s Validation Needed?

Do I move on from needing validation from my mother or risk upsetting her by confronting her again? I became very close to my mother after my parents’ divorce when I was 12. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I realized that it had been an unhealthy dependent relationship where she had relied on me to heal her wounds and to be her source of comfort. Part of it was feeling hurt...
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I Don’t Need Much to Become Angry

From the : I have 2 small children, married for 5 years. I am a student as well. I find myself getting angry very easy about little things, and I feel I can not cope anymore with all the running of the household, husband and studying. My husband is a very cold person and this affects me a lot too. Every time I try to speak to him (and I did try a lot)...
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Losing on Life

My dad left us when I was 10. I was brought up by mom single-handedly. She worked most of the time and I used to be alone at home. I was harassed and bullied by my uncle and his family with whom mom and myself stayed for 7 years before we could manage to stay on our own. I started working when I was 18 and have been working since then. I feel I’m...
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