Ask the Therapist About Self-esteem - Page 3

Anxiety/Depression Problems

From a teenager in the : About a year ago, I moved from Tennessee back to the state I was born in. It wasn’t until then, that I began to notice more and really start to understand why I have never felt normal. I believe I have some kind of Anxiety and/or Depression problem. I have yet to see a professional, but I plan on it soon. As of right now, I’m looking for...
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Feelings of Rejection and Extreme Fatigue

I am infertile women facing scorn and contempt from the family despite trying to treat the condition but in vain. My adolescent life being a multi-sexual-partnership period is also a stigma on me. I feel that nobody is sympathetic to me and my circumstances are like a divine wrath. How can I get rid of these feelings which have put my life in an agonizing state? Some Doctors are treating me for anxiety and...
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Book to Read for Coping with OCPD Partner

I’ve been seeing a psychologist for something else and they feel that my husband has Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. He’s financially very frugal, very rigid, thinks he’s right all the time and everyone else is wrong, isn’t social and very judgmental about others, corrects how I do things and is quick to anger. Unfortunately the only services available for someone in my situation is individual counseling charged at household income rates (even though I...
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Issue with Parents and Sister

Well, they all seem to pick on me and have ago at me, when I do nothing wrong. They sometimes talk about me, and it’s sometimes nasty. I have a go at them. But they tell me I’m wrong all the time :( it sucks so much… (From Kent) A: At 18 I can appreciate the difficulty in dealing with your family while still at home. It is time to make a plan to...
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Possible Depression?

I’m an Education graduate Cum Laude and currently working as a BPO agent. I recently decided to continue to Law primarily to achieve my dream of being a lawyer but mostly to cure my academic insecurity. I think my cousins and friends landed a better course and better job. I ended up working in call center since I hate teaching. I only took up teaching because my mom says so. So, lately I had...
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My Parents Are Ruining My Life

Hello, I really need help and I am glad I found your website. I’ll just pour it out. I am an Indian living in a small town in the Philippines, my family is the only foreigner in this town, so it’s pretty small. My parents are really strict and don’t like Filipinos and their lifestyles but I like it, they wont let me hangout with my friends ,they just make me sit at home,...
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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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Is It Normal Feel Happy with Someone that I Know from Social Media?

From Indonesia: I’m 21 and I have a friend from another country, he knew me from penpal website, he emailed me first. he said that he wanted to know me, then we chatted via Facebook and sometimes in other messenger apps. For the first time I wasn’t interested with him, but we almost chatted every night, he is a good man and sweet, always asked my activity, and I like to share my problem with...
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Fiancé Lying to Me

I’m having a problem just now that my partner and I get married in 7 months and I’m starting to question if we should even stay together. I told him lies are what hurt me and for our relationship to work he needs to be honest, as I have borderline personality disorder. We nearly broke up a few months ago when I caught him lying and swearing on his life about contacting his ex....
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Gender Crisis

Hi, when I was about 15-16 I had thoughts of being assigned the wrong gender at birth, I kept it secret from my parents, but they kept laughing at me and making fun of me for being slightly feminine (wanting to grow my hair, having long nails). My dad always called me names and teased me about it. I kept it inside and only told one person, she was my closest friend that I...
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