Archives for Teen Issues

Inability to Have Sex

Since I can remember, I’ve always thought of myself as unattractive. At school I was considered undesirable and teased indirectly about my looks. In my later teens men started taking an interest and I became sexually active and happy, eventually entering my first relationship which lasted 4 years. This relationship ended about a year ago and though I am over it, my ex dragged out the ending and it became quite bitter with another...
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I’m Bipolar and Guilt Tripping Myself

It’s pretty easily explained, really: I’m bipolar (II) and as we probably all know, excessive guilt is a symptom of that. Still, I’m pretty sure, that guilty feelings are not supposed to be this strong. What I mean with that is, that my mind seems to randomly decide to start guilt-tripping me (mostly in the evening/at night). There’s no real trigger, nothing that causes it, as far as I know/realize. And it’s not simple...
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Help Me Change

I’m a 21 year old female. I spent most of my life isolated and in violent fears and nightmares after witnessing my mother’s suicide at the age of six. After a long dark and Depressed teenage, I still am struggling to lead a normal life. I’ve been trying to act normal for the past four years, only to suddenly find now that I’ve only been trying to please anybody at any cost. I feel...
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I Am Having Opposing Feelings…

From the : I am a junior in high school, and I have a boyfriend. My grades are above average, and I laugh with a couple of friends at school. However, I am not happy, at the least only half of me is happy at a time. I feel as though I am having two different feelings. One is of an extrovert, and the other is of an introvert. I have strong feelings of...
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Childhood Rape Is Preventing Intimacy

From the : I’m 17. I was raped by my older brother until I was 9 years old and I can’t seem to get over it. I’m in a semi serious relationship right now, but I haven’t even kissed him yet because I’m scared to. When I was raped I was forced to kiss him and I hated it. The taste, the texture, everything was disgusting. I haven’t kissed anyone since not to mention...
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I Am Scared of My Dad

My dad threatens to beat me whenever I do something wrong and he’s always insulting me and telling me I’m a disappointment. He and my mom split up and ever since I moved in with him this past June, things have gotten worse and he threatens me even more. I want to move out and apply for welfare, but I am scared when I tell him I am moving out he will turn those...
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Is Relationship Cheating Wrong?

From the : I’m a 12th grader in high school, and I’m having a relationship issue. I suffer from depression, with some symptoms of psychosis present. Furthermore, while I do not have an official diagnosis, it is generally believed by family and my school that I have aspergers. My teachers and counselor have been pressuring my parents for some time to seek a doctor, we don’t have the funds. Since ninth grade, I’ve been dating...
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I Have Self Diagnosed Hurt OCD and Can’t Tell My Mum

Ok, side note: I have depression and anxiety and take St John Wort’s. I was watching a show about a man who killed his wife just because he was sick of her and I got an image of killing my little brother, I shook it off and went to bed as per normal, the next night I got the urge and image of strangling my little brother I thought to myself “nah, I’m too...
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Personal Growth and Relationships

My boyfriend broke up with me after he got tired of me talking about my ex and comparing my ex relationships. My problem is that I treated him bad as a mechanism of defense to see if he was able to take me anyways. But he gave up. I don’t really know if it’s right what I did or not. Now I wanna be back with him but he says that I am too...
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Do I Have Dermatillomania?

I am a non-gender binary 15 year old. I’ve recently learned of dermatillomania and think I do have it. I was wondering if you could provide me with your opinion? I was sexually abused when I was 12 and ever since then I’ve had a compulsion to picking my skin. It’s become an obsession. I’ll sit in front of the mirror for hours on end just picking and picking. I have scabs and scars...
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Sometimes I Get the Urge to Hurt Other People

Sometimes, normally when I’m with a small amount of people (1-5) my hands will start to sweat and tingle a little on the inside. They feel itchy but I can’t scratch the itch away. I will get a similar feeling in my abdomen. I start to feel that the only way to get the feeling to stop is to hurt someone but I know it’s wrong so I try to hold back. Sometimes it’s...
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