Archives for Relationships

Should I Call Off the Wedding?

From the : I am a 22 year old recent graduate and my fiance is 30 years old and a hard worker as a business analyst. We started dating when I was 18 (he was 26). We dated through my years at school, he broke up with me shortly twice in our earlier time together (my family was not very accepting of me dating and he saw that). Later when I moved to Dallas...
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Silent Break-Up

From Greece: I broke up with my fiancé. I am 33 and he is 35. We were together for 6 years and the last 2 we were engaged. I was the one that left the house because the last months he was has pressure from his job and also he was telling me that I was putting pressure on him. He didn’t want to talk with me and when I was trying to make...
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What’s Wrong with Me?

I don’t know what’s wrong with me, and its driving me crazy. I was dx with schizophrenia, but even though I feel like I don’t have that, just knowing about it doesn’t help anything at all. I am in an early psychosis program, and they’ve helped me a lot but I still feel like I’m not getting any better with some things. I feel like I can never be normal or live normally…. I...
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My Mom Loves Acting and Now She Has to Give It Up

From the : Recently, my mom’s gotten into a bit of a saddened state. You see, she loves acting, but everything going on in her life has restricted her from doing anything close to it. The city we live in has no interest or location specifically for acting and her job leaves her no time to do any kind of acting if any possibility arises. She and my step-dad run a wedding photography business....
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Borderline Personality Disorder or Just Traits?

I am confused with the feelings that I possess and have been researching about BPD and wondering if I have it. Any help would be much appreciated: The following traits I possess: 1. Very sensitive to rejection/external environment – mood will change rather drastically if someone even unknowingly slights me in some way. 2. Feelings of suicidal ideation when depressed. 3. Feelings of emptiness deep in core (thankfully this is not very common). 4. Labile mood – depression...
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Anger, Depression and Symptoms of Menopause

Hi, I’ve been struggling to help my mum. I’m not sure how to help her, what to say or where she should go to find help. She is 53 years old, fit and healthy. She is currently going through menopause and has been married to my dad for over 30 years. For the last 3 years (since my parents moved from the western suburbs to live on the beach) my mum has been acting...
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Why Did This Friendship Fall Apart?

From Pakistan: I had a friend and she resembled with my cousin whose family are now angry with our family, so we separated years ago. I took admission in college 2 years ago and found a girl who looked like my cousin. I kept on chasing her to be my friend and then made her my friend. That was the most precious time for me having her company sitting besides her and one...
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Husband Stopped Trusting Me for No Reason

I’ve been married for 7 years. I’m 31, he’s 35, and our son is 2. Over several months I have lost 40lbs. I was morbidly obese so the loss was/is necessary. My husband is a home body and I am social. We’ve always had this dynamic but it worked until recently. He started telling me he wasn’t comfortable with me going out for drinks with my girlfriends (maybe 1x/month), then I reunited with a...
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Is My Girlfriend Insecure or Am I Wrong?

From the : My girlfriend gets really really upset when I don’t share every detail of my life with her exactly when it is happening. I have been seeing my girlfriend for about 2 years now. She lives in Chicago and I live in the central part of Illinois. Its about a 3 hour drive. Our relationship revolves around communicating through our phones and sometimes we skype when we find time in our busy...
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Relationship PTSD?

I was in a brief relationship a couple of years ago, with someone I had very strong feelings for. He ended up cheating on my with his ex, the two of them called me and verbally attacked me together on the phone. Then I didn’t hear from him. But she continually called me to update me, telling me she felt bad for me and that he told her I was overweight and he never...
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Dating Someone Who Is Depressed

My girlfriend and I have been together for a year now. I’ve struggled with mild depression before but she struggles with ongoing symptoms of chronic depression as well as mild OCD symptoms and anxiety. I found out about her struggles early on in the relationship and I found out that she had no emotional/nurturing relationship with her mom and had no one to reach out to at home about her issues. She turned to...
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I Lied to My Boyfriend about My Past

From the : About 2-3 months into our relationship, my boyfriend continued to press me to tell him the number of men I slept with. At first, I tried to deflect the question but I had to answer him. I lied and gave him a very low number, because I knew he was a jealous man. But I felt so guilty when he said he was really glad I waited for him, so a...
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