Archives for Self-esteem - Page 3

Is My Partner a Narcissist?

From New Zealand: I think my partner may have NPD. He as huge control issues over me and always needs to feel superior to everyone he knows, including me. He feels the need to have the best car he possibly can, have the most expensive clothes etc. He also expects me to step up to his expectations like quit smoking because its degrading for him to have a girlfriend who smokes. But his control...
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Do I Have Trichotillomania?

Hi, I am 14 years old, and I have had problems pulling and messing with my hair in a variety of different ways since I was little. I noticed my grandma and mom also did this, I always told them to stop, until I noticed I did it too. I thought this was just a bad habit, until I stumbled across the word Trichotillomania online. I googled what it was and I found myself...
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Social Anxiety Plus … ?

I’ve had social anxiety as long as I can remember, and I can remember back to pre-school. I did not get diagnosed until I was 17. A couple years before, I started experiencing moments in time where I felt like I wasn’t in reality. I felt as if my arms did not belong to me and that I was looking through someone else’s eyes. My surroundings would seem non-existent. I never told my therapist...
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Too Young for Health Anxieties

I’m way too young for this. I have very bad anxieties about my health. I feel so guilty, making my parents take me to who knows how many specialists, MRI’s, ETC. Every day I worry I have something. With that comes the feeling of terror, the all-too-real pain, and screaming at everyone to call an ambulance. I’m too young to have to deal with this stuff. I’m constantly twitching and shaking, unless you take...
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Scapegoated as a Child

I just wish to have opinion of therapist. I stopped communicating with siblings from childhood because I was molested by my older brother when I was nine and he has made inappropriate sexual suggestions to me as adult. My older sister was beaten by our father and our mother didn’t protect her. Instead, our mother scapegoated me from her guilt I am guessing. She made me take the second grade over again because my...
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OCD Threatens Relationship

From Switzerland: I’m 23 and I’ve got a problem: My boyfriend and I have been dating for 2 years and almost 3 months. He’s a great guy who never got angry at me or furious because of my OCD (afraid of germs), he was supporting and even changed his behavior in public to avoid me having a panic attack. Everything would be fine except… He is my first boyfriend and the only man I...
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Boyfriend Is Quick to Anger

I’ve been dating my boyfriend for 14 months now. During our relationship we’ve been back and forth a lot, mainly because it’s his first relationship (even though he’s in his late 20’s) and had a lot of insecurities. He broke it off once with me because we had been fighting a lot, mainly because I created arguments because I didn’t feel like he was in the relationship like he was supposed to be. He...
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4 Year Relationship Crumbling

I have been in a relationship with my girlfriend for 4 years. I have found a situation similar to mine with the title of “My Girlfriend Lost Her Feelings” answered by Dr. Marie Harwell-Walker on psychcentral. However, I wanted to further the question into what actually the person who will be waiting can do. In the answer to the question, Dr. Marie said how people’s lives diverge when they go off and have different...
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I Don’t Know with What I’m Dealing

From years now I’ve been suffering from something unknown to me, and I’ve spent a long time doing some research to find on my own, I know that I really need to see a professional. I’ve been dealing with self-injury since I was like eleven, I don’t know how to explain it but it always felt like someone/something was always in the back of my mind telling me to do it because I deserved...
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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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Avoidant Personality Disorder Mixed with ???

I dated a girl for 9 months/moved in with 17 yrs old daughter for 7 months. She slept in separate room but had no issue with sex after daughter was asleep. Daughter discovered us 4 months after move in. The daughter had a very strange “Panic” type of reaction and the next day she began sleeping in the daughter’s room. Sex was moved outside the house except when daughter was away. When I pursued...
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