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My Boyfriend Is Bipolar

Dear all, I was looking for answers on the internet when I came across this website. Here is my problem: My boyfriend is bipolar and he is taking his medication since 4 months now and he is willing to get his life back, so he is seeing his psychiatric on regular basis and taking his medications every day He is still very depressed, he had had a severe psychose episode, and was in hospital...
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Lots Of Anger and Violence and Unexplainable Emotions

Lots of the time I’m in a state of euphoria for absolutely no reason, and can be seen laughing with my friends and making jokes. I have rare depressive mood swings here and there, and I’m highly irritable and violent. My mother was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, but I have no idea if it was bipolar 1 or 2. To be honest, I’m a very shy person, but this sudden euphoria changes that and...
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Jealousy and Feeling Hurt

So I’m a college freshman and my girlfriend is a HS senior going to one of the sister international schools of the international HS that I graduated from. I get really jealous and panic whenever I’m with her family and friends because I compare how it’s so different from mine. Her family is so involved with the school while her friends are so cheerful most of the time. On top of that recently, she...
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Getting Back with Depressed Ex-Fiancée

My ex fiancée and I were due to be married about six months ago. It was always a bit of a struggle with my parents and family due to it being a same sex relationship. From the get-go I knew that she had depression, and had never sought any form of treatment. About 9 months before the wedding she began a slow but steady decline. I encouraged her to go to her doctor about...
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I Want to Feel Depressed, I Want to Be Mentally Ill

For over a year and a half now, I have been feeling that something is wrong with my life. I have searched for my symptoms all over the Internet, and succeeded in applying several diagnoses for my mental state, but neither of them seemed to fit perfectly. So, in order to be able to fit into any of these diagnoses, I started to mimic their symptoms. For instance, I forced myself to feel bad...
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More Than Delusions?

I’ve dealt with BPD, anxiety and depression – among other undiagnosed issues – for most of my young life. But I’ve been struggling with something I have a hard time explaining, even to my therapist. There is a certain fear that grips me at times, a primal sort of horror that beneath the fabric of normal, everyday life is a world of primordial chaos. I’ve alluded to this when seeking help from people before,...
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How Do I Convince My Boyfriend to Come to My Family’s Wedding?

My boyfriend of almost 5 years refuses to go with me to my brother’s wedding reception because his feelings are hurt and thinks that his invitation was not genuine but more of pity party invite. My family was against me dating him in the beginning due to different race, education, and background. He came from different family background and culturally not the same. Though I am an American living very much like a western...
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Self Esteem/Relationship Issue

When I was 9 years old, I developed a rare disease that has since left me deaf and blind. For a long time, I was in and out of doctors appointments never really having time to make real friends. I have an amazing, loving family. But, for the first time I am making friends. This is so hard because I’ve never really had any. I’m so afraid of being alone not having others truly...
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Trust Issues & Mother Daughter Bond

I suffer from trust issues. I tend to be afraid of everyone, question their motives and avoid engaging in social situations with people I haven’t known for a long time and therefore feel comfortable with. I think my relationship with my mother makes things worse. She keeps giving me advice and gets mad if I brush her off. Most of the time, she tells me to be careful, don’t come back late at night,...
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My Mom Makes Me Feel Ashamed of Myself

I feel like I’m a somewhat normal person. I’m too scared from social anxiety to ever try to be “out there”. Despite that, my mom always looks at me with distaste. She once took me out with her to go shopping, and when I brought clothes to the changing room, she looked at me like I was crazy for wanting to buy anything (why bring me shopping if she doesn’t want me to get...
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