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I Don’t Know if My Mother Is Abusive or if It’s Just Me

I’m writing about this problem because I don’t know if my mother is actually abusive or if what I’m experiencing is just normal. My mother is always blaming me for her feelings. She never apologizes or admits that she is wrong. When I ask her to apologize she becomes mad and starts telling me how disrespectful I am and how many things she does for me. Most of these things are to manipulate me...
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My Girlfriend’s Family Doesn’t Like Me

My girlfriend is the nicest person ever. She always does whatever she can for her family even if it’s at the cost of her own individuality or time. She’s very family oriented which makes it hard for her to tell her family about me. I work for her family and they always liked me UNTIL her sister found out we were dating. Ever since then her family has just disliked me because they feel...
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Dissasociation & Obsessive Fear

From the : I am concerned that I may have PTSD due to childhood trauma, emotionally, physically. My mom is bipolar and raised me on her own in an unstable world. I also was sexually abused once at 6 yrs old. Sometimes in social situations I panic or am just not ready to socialize, I kinda have to gear up for it. When I feel attacked or unstable I respond with anger uncontrollably. I...
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I Am Tired of this Restricted Life

From India: I am 16 years old and I know I am probably too young to be on this website. With great expectations, I am putting my question here. I am not yet an adult but I am tired of my parents being too overprotective and putting so many restrictions on me. I am the geek girl, the introvert and the girl with limited friends. Yet my parents constantly doubt me and suspect me...
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20 Year Family Lie Exposed

When I was 12 my family moved interstate and I started a new school. I became friendly with a student and so did our families. Something happened between my mother and friends father where she accused him or raping her. I was bullied at school and lost all my friends which was devastating as I was struggled to make friends before the move. She went down tubes, attempted suicide in front of myself and...
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My Mom Is Tearing Our Family Apart

From a 14 year old in the : My mother has for awhile now become incredibly over sensitive and acts like a child at times and can become very extreme. She has filmed me crying for an hour on her phone saying she was protecting herself before and has also threatened to disown me when I was 13 because I was looking for the number of my therapist that I had been sent to...
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Why Did I Come Back to My Abusive Home?

I left for college at the end of August and moved into my dorm. Starting the very first night at college, every single night I would have panic attacks, shake uncontrollably, throw up, and be nauseous. I then began having thoughts of suicide 24/7 and I decided that it was too emotionally dangerous for me to be at college so I decided to move back home and go to community college instead for a...
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Twin Sister and Mom Not Speaking

Hello, I have a family issue going on and I was seeking some help. This conflict is between my twin sister and my mom. They have been completely ignoring each other and not even looking at each other for the past 3 weeks. It is to the point where my sister will not come downstairs so I have to bring food up to her. Let me give you a brief history. It all began...
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Handling a Depressed Parent as an Only Child

I’ve always been a very optimistic person…looking forward to all aspects of life and not taking anything for granted.  Recently, I moved away from home.  I am an only child and my parents have been having a difficult time getting along with me not being constantly around.  I do have a personal relationship at home so I come back frequently to visit my significant other and my parents.  My mother has always been the...
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He Does Not Want Children and I Do

From the : I’m 36 and have been living with my 46 y/o bf for almost 2 years with his 12 and 13 y/o from previous marriage (full time). For the last 9 months we’ve been talking about the possibility of having a child. Since day 1 I told him I’ve always wanted to be a mom while he wasn’t sure if he wanted any more, but he would think about it for me....
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Communication Problems

My father has Asperger Syndrome which never used to bug me because I never knew, but the older I become, the harder it is to communicate with him. He is so difficult to talk to and asks all of these questions in an accusatory manor but never listens to the answers I give to him. I try so hard to not get mad at every single thing that he says to me but it...
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I Think My Mother May Be Gaslighting Me

From the : Recently, I had a fight with my mom. She misunderstood something I said and was upset. I realized this, rephrased and explained, apologizing that I didn’t explain it well. To that, she harshly suggested an alternative way of explaining. I apologized again, and said I would try to be more clear in the future. (Note: I didn’t feel like I raised my voice or been over-reactive.) The car became tense which...
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