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Pyromania Getting Worse

I’ve had Pyromania for a few years now back when I first suspected I had it I was obsessed with WW1 and WW2 weapons especially the incendiary weaponry I was in love with it and I started burning bits of paper nothing serious. A little while after that I started burning shirts and other items of clothing that no longer fit me along with piles of paper and even full books I no longer...
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I Know Something Is Wrong with Me

From the : I don’t know who I am, where I am going, or why I am here. I was raised in a strict christian family. I don’t believe in christianity, or religion. I do believe in a god however. I know something is wrong with me, I just don’t know what. I feel different than everyone else I am around. Every relationship I have had has either been unenthusiastic and has failed because...
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Might Have Munchausen Syndrome or Something Else?

Hello. So I’m really confused currently. I’ve never really been normal, mainly just an outcast of society. Always been strange and weird. It all started when I was just a small child; my mother always told me to not trust strangers because stranger danger, you know, the usual things mothers would tell their children. I took it to extremes though, I still do. I don’t trust ANYONE I don’t know. It may seem normal...
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Hurting Myself for Pleasure

Hey there. I’m a teenage girl with an eating disorder and self-harm issues. At first I decided to cut myself because I was upset but now I do it because I enjoy the pain. Recently I’ve been exploring bdsm and I’ve realised that I’m a masochist. I’m single and only just past the legal age of consent, so I don’t have anyone to hurt me as I would like them to. I’ve been hurting...
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How Do I Help Myself? I Appear Okay but am Actually Struggling

Thank you for your time. I’m not that skilled with words so I apologize if this does not make sense. I am a student athlete who holds several leadership positions on campus. To everyone I seem great but in reality I’m not even close to being okay. Between all of my commitments I am completely overwhelmed. Nothing is fun anymore and has not been for some time now. Also, I often find myself faced...
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Suddenly Anti-social

Socializing has never been a problem for me. I had a very close circle of friends, and numerous, friendly acquaintances at high school. Having small talk with strangers and making new friends was something I was accustomed with, and had no trouble whatsoever. But after graduating this summer, my social life went down the drain. Some of my close friends went across the country for school, while few currently go to other local universities....
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Childhood Relevance & Relationship Issues

I have a history of repeated physical abuse by my father in childhood, stimulated by minor factors like a slightly lower grade or poor handwriting. I am also unfortunate to have witnessed my father being violent to my mother and sister. All of which are imprinted in my mind and still make me cry on recollection, both my parents died of cancer in the past two years. I have always had difficulty in concentrating...
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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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Difficulty Remembering

Once in awhile I find that I can’t remember things and wonder if certain things really happened. I took the test about dissociation and I scored 72%. I feel like I am just one person though. I was in foster care and I know I was abused and neglected because of reports, but I don’t really remember, I was really young. Do you know what the treatment is for this? Could it be something...
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I Want to Kill

Hi. I lie alot, I can lie about everything and get away with it. I don’t need to lie but I like the feeling of it. I like to see how far I can go. I fantasize alot about killing people. I want to feel them dying, I want to watch all their blood. I want to be infamous, wanted, I want to be a serial killer. I feel diffrent than most people, I...
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What To Do if You Have No Proof Someone Will Hurt Themselves But You Suspect They Will?

Hi, I’m pretty sure that my brother has always suffered from depression. He has always bottled things up. He won’t talk to anyone about anything serious, especially if it concerns his feelings. When teased or picked on he fights with sarcasm, but when he is truly hurt he completely shuts down. He becomes so quiet it is alarming. My mother and I have told him many times that speaking to someone might help him....
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