Ask the Therapist About Special Needs - Page 3

Drug Addiction is Hurting Relationship

My boyfriend and I have been together for almost three years. We get along great and would do anything for each other. However, our relationship has taken a slight turn for the worse just this past month. My boyfriend smokes marijuana everyday (I personally do not, but dont mind that he does). And i knew that sometimes on special occasion he used other drugs as well, such as cocaine. This never really bothered me...
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Shy, Awkward Teen Wants Help

I need help. :( I’m 18 and I have several problems going on in my life. I am a shy (male) senior student in high school unsure of my plans of what to do in college and how to get a scholarship in the art world. What is holding me back is lack of self-confidence. I’m not the person that I want to be. I have attempted many times to be outgoing, but as...
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Give Back the Guide Dog?

Hi. I wrote to you over a year ago about my loneliness, and being stuck by myself due to not having a driver’s license because of a vision impairment. At the same time I let you know I did ride a bike around Sarasota for independence and to get places. I told you I had a septic knee at the time and could not ride my bike, could not get anywhere, and had no...
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Might I Have Aspergers?

I am 39 about to turn 40 and I think I may have asperger’s. I live alone, have only one friend, never dated, can’t hold a conversation with anyone, very intelligent but am completely isolated from people. I hate changes, very anxious and paranoid when things change, can’t understand what people mean when they talk to me (if joke, serious, etc). When I am in a car with someone I rarely if ever speak…I...
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Husband wants to call it quits

Hello, I have been married for 16 years and my husband and I are having difficulties. He works from home and I am a stay at home wife/mother. So, we are together 24/7. We have three children, our youngest, age four has Down Syndrome. He is an awesome child, but a handful. Lately, my husband has been going out once or twice a week to Sports bars and such and staying out REALLY late....
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I can’t seem to make friends

I really want to make friends, but I can’t seem to. I have never been the most popular person in any situation, and though that’s not my main goal, I strive to make more friends. I’m not quick on my feet and I don’t have much life experience, so carrying on a conversation is hard. I also skipped a grade, so I feel that my classmates think I’m less mature than them, though I...
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I’m Caring for Mentally Ill Adult Brother

If something was to happen to me my brother would not be able to survive.  I need help. My mother adopted my brother at 13 whom is 21 now.  He had been foster care since he was 2 years old.  They labeled him as mentally ill.  We would hit is head on the wall, get upset and not talk for hours, and walk with his head shaking and hand dangling.  He was in LD...
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Learning Issue Affecting Work Performance

Hi, lately I have been more and more concerned that I am a slow learner and get nervous socially especially in a new crowd of people. This year I started a new job and did not pass my 3 month probation, the reasons given were that I took a long time to get up to speed with the job and still continued to make errors, I work too slowly and am not cut out...
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Depression in my relationship

I have been dating my boyfriend for 6 years. About a month ago I told him I wanted to move out. I have felt like for 6 years I have spent my time and energy devoted to him and not me. He is disabled so he doesnt work, so when I get home it’s like if I don’t give him all my attention he gets is an acholoic and addictied to pain pills...
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Does this sound consistent with ADD?

My whole life I have been told by teachers and everything that I have ADD. I was always in trouble, failing stuff, talked to much, made noise and never could sit still. I even always had reading comprehension problems. My teachers even tried to tell my mom but I have a mother that doesn’t believe in it. Now i’m in college and still having almost all the same problems. I’ve Always been the kid...
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Overanalyzing controls my life!

I tend to overanalyze simple things, and I can’t seem to take things at face value. I always feel that there is a deeper meaning to anything that is said, and I rack my brain until I figure out what the deeper meaning may be. When I reach a conclusion, I start the process from the beginning just in case I missed something. For example, when watching TV, I find myself picking apart every...
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