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My Family Doesn’t Respect My Beliefs

From a 16 year old in Turkey: Over the past year, I was brave enough to openly admit that I only had been following the religion of my society because my family is strictly religious and simply it is more convenient to smile and nod. This admittance, to my surprise, turned into a crisis. I was almost kicked out of my conservative school, some teacher would talk about “a stupid girl who was affected...
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I Don’t Even Know What I Need Help With

From a 15 year old in the : I don’t know where to start or what to say, but I know I am depressed. I have been thinking for quite a while now that I have bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder, or both. I imagine flashbacks and I talk to myself most of the time, specifically I have multiple voices in my head that are all their own person. I have 4 personalities,...
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Questioning My Mother’s Mental Health

I wonder what I could do. I am here because I need to understand urgently my mother’s issue. We are a good family, I am my parents only child and 3 years ago we have moved countries, from Brazil to the United States. For the past 5 years, me and my dad have questioned if she has any type of mental disorder. She is very stubborn, violent when mad, and very easily irritated. Her...
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I Have Lost My Motivation To Complete School Work, Afraid I Will Be Alone

I am currently in my second semester of college and have lost all of my motivation to keep up with my course load. I have lost my motivation because I feel that no matter what I do, I am not making any progress towards my goal of having a fulfilling life. A fulfilling life to me would be: being in a romantic relationship with someone I deeply care about and love; I would also...
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How Do I Tell My Parents I Failed?

From 14 year old girl in Dubai: I failed math this term, and I don’t know how to show that mark to my parents. A: Generally, the best thing to do is to tell them as soon as possible. If you wait, they will be angry with you for the grade and for the delay. Why give them an additional reason to be angry? Having said that, there may be a way to soften...
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I Cannot Control Myself after Loss of Father

I’ve been having issues lately. My Father Died 5 years ago and since then I have no interest whatsoever in studies. I do not like to go to school at all, I tell my mother that I am ill even when I’m perfectly fine. Recently my final exams were going on, I just didn’t care. All I care about is computer, and I want this to change. No matter how hard I try my brain...
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I Feel Like My Parents Hate Me

From 15-year-old girl in Canada: Recently I felt like my parents really hate me. One thing I noticed is that they are letting my brother go into the career path he wants to go into but not me. I am interested in fashion and want to have a career in it, but my parents think otherwise. My dad usually calls me an idiot or stupid and says that my brother is smarter and brighter...
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I Changed Who I Was as a Person to Eliminate Depression and This Led to Unexpected Changes in My Life

The problem with this recent change in personal identity is that I now have a hard time focusing on and completing my school work both in class and outside of class. When I try to meditate and focus on breathing deep from my stomach, as the college counselor I’ve seen a few times suggested, I feel like crying. In the art class I’m taking (I’m a Technical Communication Major by the way), our teacher...
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My Girlfriend’s Parents Are Crazy

I’m a lesbian and have been with my gf for quite a while now. Recently her dad kicked her out of the house and forced her to live with her grandmother. She doesn’t have her phone any more and is no longer aloud to come to school. Her parents have quite a huge problem with me even though I’ve been nothing but nice to them. Currently I have no clue where my girlfriend is,...
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My Interests Are Easily Scattered

My problem is a sudden inability to read in past; present and my interests are easily scattered. Background, and issue: My father would drink, but life seemed normal, though with hindsight I think our family were not so close. In my 40s I found Al-Anon helped me through chaotic times. In the first six grades, I was ill a lot and didn’t become very social, though I’ve always had a few friends. In school,...
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I Have No Idea How to Start Thinking about My Future

I am 17, currently living in Australia. All my life I have never had any passion for anything. I do have many fleeting interests, but when I try to pursue them I tend to lose interest very quickly. I don’t have much experience with real-world issues either; I’ve never had a job, can’t drive, and never done any extracurricular activities or even had any real hobbies. Up to this point, my life has been...
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My Girlfriend’s Teen-Aged Daughter Is Disrespectful

From the : My girlfriend and I have been seeing each other for the last eight months. We get along great, have similar values, goals, philosophies on life and many other things in common that are very difficult to find in a mate. I have a soon to be eight-year-old son and she has a daughter that just turned 17. My son and my girlfriend have a great relationship. His mother is still very...
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