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My Husband Is in Midlife Crisis and Left Us

From the : I am 51 and depressed because my husband is going thru his midlife crisis and left me and our 3 kids. What can I do and when is this midlife crisis going to end? He leaves me for another girl and lives life like he’s a teenager. His friends and family are urging and cheering him on for being a party guy. The woman he’s with is our old friend since...
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My Boyfriend Hates My Girlfriend

Because of their past history my boyfriend doesn’t want me to be friends with her. My boyfriend and I got back together the first of March after being apart for 5 years. I moved in with him May 1st completely. I visited my daughter for a week each time in May and June. June 11th I was introduced to one of his female friends, at that time I asked him if he had slept...
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My Wife Says I Don’t Validate Her

From the : I have been married for almost 20 years. My wife constantly tells me I do not support her or validate her feelings, and in fact never have over the course of our marriage. This includes supporting her when she went back to school for several years with three children at home and I worked full time. I changed my work schedule to be home when she had class. Her emotions and...
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My 12 Year Old Girlfriend Thinks She Is Pregnant

I am currently together with a 12 year old girl (she will stay anonymous). She moved away recently and we still communicate through texting. Recently she texted me that she thought she was pregnant. She read that if it is positive the urine stays foamy and hers did for about 20 min. (13 days past ovaluation) I feel concerned for her. We have never had sex or even mentioned it. So I am wondering...
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My Boyfriend Has a Phobia of New Places

From an 18 year old in the : My boyfriend has a very specific phobia. He gets panic attacks while driving to places he’s never been. He has a certain few places he can drive to, in a close vicinity to his house, but he’s never been to my house. He will drive to it, get as close as maybe a quarter mile away, start to panic, and turns around. I try to be...
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Unsure What Would Be the Best Manner to Respond to this Colleague

I work at a minimum-wage job and sometimes talk to an older colleague. We only talk about some political issues, some things about psychology, about his child (such as “what subject does he like at school?”)and sometimes about black magic (if you believe in this or not isn’t my concern; therefore, I don’t think that aspect of this should be an issue). I guess you could say we’re co-workers who are somewhat “friends”. He...
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Temperament Problem

From a teenage girl in Indonesia: first i apologize for my english since english is my third language , i have problem with my temper and i grew up with a bad tempered father, i easily snapped when something really irritated me i remember i yell to my four years old brother when he flip my laptop screen , and yesterday i snapped again , but the problem was really humiliating , a bunch...
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My Boyfriend’s OCD Is Taking a Toll on Career

From India: My boyfriend has severe OCD problem. He does not pose a problem to me but I have noticed behavioral problems in him owing to this which have destroyed his family, relations and career. He is afraid of certain places and people in our city and often stays cooped up in his room to avoid the things. Talking to him I have discovered he is afraid of certain people who he thinks has...
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