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Sister Pulled My Daughter’s Loose Tooth

My 7 year old daughter and nieces had just finished practicing being flower girls. My kid was still nervous about the wedding. She comes up to me and shows me her top front tooth is bleeding. This isn’t the first time so I’m not concerned by it. My sis, the dental hygienist, asks to see the tooth. My kid doesn’t want her to, but I tell her to let my sister take a look....
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Concerned about My Mother

Hi. My mum is 58 and has lived a very unhealthy life. She had my brother at 16 and my father used to beat her — they would fight almost every day but he didn’t hit her every time. I’ve witnessed him burn her clothes etc. Later in life, she spiraled into a bad gambling addiction and as long as I’ve known her, she has had severe anxiety. We’ve never been able to get...
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Concerned about My 4 1/2 Year Old

Last August, shortly after turning 4, we had an issue with our daughter drinking her own urine. Her bedroom is in the attic and we have a gate on her door to stop her falling down the stairs at night, so she had a potty which has since been replaced with a camping toilet so she can use the bathroom. Since the last incident there has been a time where she had an accident...
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Anxiety and Chronic Migraine

From Australia: I am getting chronic migraines due mostly to anxieties over my crappy parenting ability. I concisely know I am a good parent, but have such severe anxiety over failing them that i am making myself ill. If I can look at my parenting and see that it is good, is therapy going to help? A: Are you sure the headaches are from anxiety? It may be that you are anxious and you...
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Family Issues

I have been in a relation for more than 3 yrs now but my mom and my family is not accepting it they tell me to stop it or they will disown me. But we both love each other and separation may cause terrible consequences. We want to live together. I read in class 10 and my boyfriend in university, how do I make them understand that we love each other a lot and...
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My BPD and Son’s Apathy about It

I’ve had chronic depression starting in childhood with an emotionally absent mother. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD/BPD by new therapist. Christmas marked the beginning of this debacle. which set up the disaster and now my BPD, etc is a Category 5 Tropical Storm. A CONTINENTAL DIVIDE now exists between my son and I has turned awakening my abandonment fears. His response is total silence (he refuses to investigate this new BPD thing) and...
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What Therapist Qualifications to Look for in Treating My Child

My 10 year old son has been diagnosed OCD. He has all symptoms. I am trying to find a therapist but I don’t know what qualifications or schooling that I should be looking for. (age 41, from US) A: Depending on how severe his symptoms are, he may benefit most from medication and therapy combined. You can call your insurance company for help finding both a child psychiatrist and a therapist or counselor who...
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I Think My Daughter Is Mentally Underdeveloped

From the : My daughter is 10 years old. She is always happy and in her own world. She cannot tell when kids are being mean to her or picking on her. She likes to play by herself and talks to herself often. My daughter has to go shopping with me for any material that will touch her skin clothes, bedding, she is very texture-sensitive. I have had her tested by the school...
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My Marriage Is Breaking because of My Dog

From Scotland: When my husband and I moved to Aberdeen we gave away his cat, but took my dog with us. Now my husband absolutely hates the dog and blames him for loosing his cat. But my heart will break if I will give the dog away, but if I don’t then our marriage won’t last. I also feel that I am starting to love my husband less because the way he treats my...
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Depression Meds?

I am thinking about getting put on depression medication, but I’m not sure who to go to for that or to discuss it. I am a minor so I would probably have to get my mom’s permission, but I feel like she would think I’m just seeking attention or she wouldn’t understand. I have been holding in wanting meds for the part 2 years and I’ve come to no conclusion. What is the process...
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My Boyfriend Tries to Force Sex on Me

Me and my partner have been in a relationship for 5 years now and everything was fine until I got pregnant with our daughter. When I was pregnant I would find it hard to finish of sex with him due to uncomfort. One night I woke up to him touching me and masturbating, I had a go at him and told him not to do it again. This happened several times until I woke...
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My 10-Year-Old Niece Seems On Edge

My sister is a single mother in her thirties. She is very immature, selfish and crippled by insecurities. She drinks herself asleep most nights. Daily she consumes at least 2 pints of beer. This is not my concern. What bothers me is she puts my niece in positions I feel a good mother wouldn’t. As I mentioned my sister drinks so most of the time before she passes out, she is obnoxious, loudly singing...
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