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Obsessively Researching OCD

From Canada: I’ve thought for a while now I might have OCD, but I never wanted to tell anyone in case I was wrong, and anyway we really can’t afford therapy. But I’ve spent nearly all of my time when I should be doing other work researching OCD symptoms and reading the same articles on OCD over and over again. I’ve spent hours almost daily just going through all of these and monitoring all...
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Social Anxiety or Normal?

From a 14 year old in the : Hi so I’m kind of a shy-ish person. I’m not super shy, but I don’t like doing things such as performing in front of others. There is a school talent show coming up, and my mom is forcing me to perform. She thinks the audition is in December when it was actually this week. I’m not sure whether I should tell her, because I really don’t...
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Post-Wedding Regret/Rumination

From Canada: I got married a month ago and since the wedding, I keep thinking about the things that I didn’t plan properly. Biggest one being the guest list for the wedding. I decided not to invite some people because my fiance was only inviting his close friends but we had a huge wedding and enough room to fit more people especially since some guests didn’t even show up. I think I was also...
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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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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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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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Why Did I Come Back to My Abusive Home?

I left for college at the end of August and moved into my dorm. Starting the very first night at college, every single night I would have panic attacks, shake uncontrollably, throw up, and be nauseous. I then began having thoughts of suicide 24/7 and I decided that it was too emotionally dangerous for me to be at college so I decided to move back home and go to community college instead for a...
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Jealousy and Feeling Hurt

So I’m a college freshman and my girlfriend is a HS senior going to one of the sister international schools of the international HS that I graduated from. I get really jealous and panic whenever I’m with her family and friends because I compare how it’s so different from mine. Her family is so involved with the school while her friends are so cheerful most of the time. On top of that recently, she...
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My Mom Makes Me Feel Ashamed of Myself

I feel like I’m a somewhat normal person. I’m too scared from social anxiety to ever try to be “out there”. Despite that, my mom always looks at me with distaste. She once took me out with her to go shopping, and when I brought clothes to the changing room, she looked at me like I was crazy for wanting to buy anything (why bring me shopping if she doesn’t want me to get...
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