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Lack of Socialization?

I feel like there’s something wrong with me but I don’t know what it is or how to possibly resolve this. I am 16 and have been homeschooled my whole life. I have never had a friend or even have spoken to someone my own age. I may have had opportunities, but I wasn’t aware. I feel so uncomfortable and awkward whenever I am around someone my own age. I even feel that way...
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If I Could Bottle My ‘Nervous Energy’ I’d Be Rich

From the : Ever since I can remember, I have had people telling me to sit down and stop fidgeting. I had thought if I could bottle my “nervous energy,” I’d be rich!! Both my parents are dead and I dropped everything to care for them and was the only one with them in passing. They both drank a lot, always. Dad died from it and actually it took my mom too, but pancreatic...
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Genophobia

From Lebanon: More than a year ago I suddenly started experiencing painful penetrations. A few days later I found out I’m pregnant. Doctor advised not to have sex during pregnancy because of pain. Now my baby is 6 months old and I still cannot have sex. Doctor said it’s a phobia or vaginismus. any recommendations? I think that my OB underestimated my complaints in the first place, if he had treated the issue back...
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After a Full Lifetime I am Left Asking: ‘Is this All There Is?’

I have had amazing life. I am happy and content and love the sun and rain, the breeze that blows in the window at night. I have lived fully and passionately and well. I make a daily inventory of the things I am grateful for. My life has had great highs; 3 loving relationships, a son, great family and more friends than I can count. Multiple successful careers accomplishing everything on my “bucket list”;...
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Horrible Self-Esteem Issues

My name is Alejandro, I am 18 year old guy from Mexico. I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere, I am gay and I deeply hate myself. I was trying to deny it for many many years and it just won’t go away. As I am getting older, it’s only getting worse. Believe me, I am trying to accept myself but I just can’t. Not when everyone says it is...
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Afraid Of Becoming a Pedophile

I’ve been having problems lately with pedophilia. I’ve never had these problems before until now. What I mean is that I felt sexually attracted to girls around 12 years old or at least looked like that. They did not look like prepubescent children. There are a couple of things to take into account: I have a slow growth, and even if I’m 15, I look like 12 year old. I also lived in a...
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Why Hasn’t My Diagnosis Changed?

I was diagnosed with major depression with psychotic features about 5 years ago. I was originally under the care of an early intervention team but eventually needed to be hospitalized for about 3 months. After 3 years with this team things started to improve for me and I was passed to a more general team but I have never particularly got on well with them and I never get to see the same doctor...
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Strange Thoughts

I’m 13 years old right now, but this is a problem that’s been recurring for a few years now. I’m prone to day dreaming, I have a few imaginary friends. I often talk with them, and when I’m not i imagine my friends and I having fun or being romantic. Idk why. I often think about how it would be to commit suicide, murder, and other things like that too though. I have a...
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Mother In-Law Acts Out and Is Faking Pregnancy

I’m writing on behalf of myself and my three sisters in law; Our 56 year old MIL has been diagnosed with anxiety in the past, and wants constant attention from everyone in her family, and behaves very disruptively to get it. According to her parents, siblings, husband and sons, this has been a continual issue since childhood. Most commonly, she picks fights or feigns illness or helplessness, such as: – claiming to be legally...
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