Archives for Special Needs - Page 3

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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Should I postpone the wedding?

I am currently engaged to a wonderful man who has some pretty significant health issues. We are living together and are planning on getting married in about a month. I am divorced with a 6-year-old son. I also work full time. My previous marriage was with someone who was emotionally abusive and created a lot of debt in our marriage. I have been with my fiancée’ for 1 1/2 years and he is a...
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I’m trapped

I’m trapped. Let me say this to start: I am young. Twelve and three- quarters. My parents believe that people develop problems through traumatic events and it begins very young; therefore, if they didn’t see anything wrong with me at four there isn’t and won’t ever be anything wrong with me. They refuse to take me to a therapist and/or be screened and/or be given medication. (I was diagnosed with severe depression and when...
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I can’t find the words fast enough

Hi, I’m not sure if my problem is a psychiatric issue or even if it is a issue at all. I searched the internet looking for slow thought processes but I couldn’t find anything that resembled my situation; I’m probably not explaining it correctly, either. Well here goes, it takes me longer than normal people to think and speak. Well not really think in general, I’m always thinking it’s more like I know what...
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What am I going to do now?

Last year, when I was just ending my freshman year of high school, my mother had a stroke and a heart attack. And I’ll have you know; my mother means more to me than anything in the world. Over the summer, while she was in the hospital, I lived with my best female friend (I have two friends, one male, the other female). It sounds like a dream come true, but it wasn’t. It...
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