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Boyfriend’s Family Is Distant from Me

My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year. He is my old boyfriend from years ago. We have been talking about marriage and our future plans, but haven’t formally announced it mainly because of his mother’s resentment towards me. She does not like me at all. Which has also made the rest of the family distant from me. He can’t even mention me in a conversation because it becomes a fight....
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My Grandparents are Hoarders

I’m 17 and I have depression and anxiety disorder which is very difficult to cope with. But aside from that, my grandparents have custody of me. They are good people and give me my basic needs, but they are verbally abusive and they’re hoarders. Even worse, they’re in denial about there hoarding and verbally abusive behaviors toward me. We have a 4-bedroom home and only one bedroom can be used (mine.) Downstairs every flat...
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Overwhelming Fear of Rape

“Fear” isn’t exactly the right word: it’s more like a terror. It started a few years ago, I think, I’m not quite sure. I just started having horrible nightmares about being abused in the most unimaginable situations. It’s gotten worse until I can’t sleep a full night without having these awful nightmares. It’s started to creep into my daily life, too. I’m afraid to be alone at home because I feel as though there...
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Daughter Hates Step-father

My first husband and I had a daughter together. He passed away when she was 5. I remarried when she was almost 11. We had a son and twin girls together. She is now married for 2 months. We got together to exchange gifts for Christmas. My daughter and son-in-law got everyone a gift except for my husband, her step-father. I want to say something because it hurt my feelings as well as his,...
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I See Things that Are Not There

From the : I’m 18. When I go to bed at night, I see a silhouette of a victorian woman standing at the foot of my bed, staring at me. She’s quite and doesn’t move. I’ve been having random break downs, and I’m doing things I don’t normally do but I’m having an uncontrollable urge to do so. Please, just tell me what’s wrong with me?….. A: I can’t tell you what’s wrong. I...
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Sociopathy?

I’ve been diagnosed with bpd a few months ago by my psychologist that I see weekly, and was recently told that I also show some signs of sociopathic traits as well. How does one function when there is commodity between aspd and bpd? I’ve been told that there’s no difference between someone with sociopathic traits, and sociopathy. (is there a spectrum for how mild/full blown one’s sociopathy could be?) I don’t believe that I...
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Lose Erection After Putting on Condom

I am a 25 year old guy. I have no problem getting an erection while making out and foreplay, but as soon as I put the condom, I have difficulty maintaining an erection. This happened for the first time a few months back when I was having sex with a girl I had been dating for a couple of weeks. As we didn’t talk about it, I never heard back from her again. It...
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My Psychologist and Psychiatrist Disagree

From the : Ok, I will so my best to make my situation clear. I have battled with panic disorder (with agoraphobia), and severe generalized anxiety disorder since I was 7 years old (I’m 19). I’ve had two severe major depressive episodes, one of which I am going through right now. I’ve tried a variety of treatments, and am currently NOT on any medication. I have had some new symptoms lately. I have terrible...
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What Are My Odds of Contracting Schizophrenia?

Hello, I’m currently in an introductory psychology class, and we’re going over abnormalities. My instructor is fascinated with schizophrenia, and reminds us nearly every day that my age group is most prone to get this devastating condition. So, I went to my family history to learn whether or not I was vulnerable. I have no history of schizophrenia or any mental health condition on my dad’s side. On my mom’s side, my aunts, uncles,...
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‘Menopausal’ Mother

I’m 15 years old and I live in a well-off lifestyle with my parents and three other sisters. This summer me and my family moved from Connecticut — after 10 years — to Utah. Since the move there have been major issues that escalate in our family unit. However, one of them is particularly overwhelming. I have understood time and again the science and basic things behind menopause, but never truly embraced it. Because...
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Concerned about My Mental State

I have problems organizing my thoughts or connecting them. My long term and short term memory are always fuzzy. Trouble focusing. Sporadic sleeping patterns. I’m 20 now, but since about 7th grade I’ve had strange feelings and emotions. I could never focus in school. It was like I thought about everything and nothing all at once and it just became a huge gnarled mass of abstract thoughts with little foundation. I’ve had some darkness...
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Relationships with Borderline Personality Disorder

Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. My partner is uncertain if he wishes to remain in our relationship. We live together, and I’m uncertain how to interact with him through this. Our pattern has been for me to bargain with my behavior through being overly giving in such times. How or should I distance myself emotionally, keep safe boundaries while I wait for him to decide? I don’t begin therapy until week...
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