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Why Do I Tell Lies?

I don’t understand what is wrong with me. I make up lies to make myself seem more important. I lie about not sleeping or that I am in an abusive household for attention. I strive off of peoples reactions about me. I constantly think that others are thinking about me. When somebody connects with me, I automatically won’t let go of them. I will make excuses to talk to them, to see them. I...
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I Hate Speaking

From the : I’m 17 and I don’t like to speak and I try to avoid every situation where I have to speak. I’ve been doing this since I was little but I would only avoid speaking to other children. However as I got older I stopped talking to teachers. When my teachers called on me I would just stay silent. Now I’m doing it to my family. When my mother or siblings says...
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I Think I Might Have Depression

I’m 14 years old, and I think I might have depression, but I’m not sure. On and off for the past year, I’ve been not motivated, and whenever I try to get organized or “Get my life together” it only lasts a few days. Yesterday I fell asleep at 8pm without doing my homework and woke up at 8am. I still felt exhausted, and my mom let me stay home because she thought I...
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Will My OCD and Schizophrenia Come Back?

Hi, I’m 17 years old and although I haven’t been diagnosed I am 100% sure that I had early onset childhood schizophrenia and OCD (started around when I was 7 yrs old). My dad has schizophrenia and my mom and brother have Aspergers, if that’s relevant. The thing is most of my OCD went away around age 12 (I still do some compulsions) and I stopped having schizophrenia symptoms around age 10/11 and I...
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Very Jealous of My Girlfriend

Hello. I’m writing this since I think I need help. So I’m in a relationship with a girl for 3 months now we know each other for almost a year and we used to text 24/7. We love each other so much we make gifts for ourselves, we go out daily and we have the best time ever. But I don’t know why I am very jealous and I can’t help it. Every time...
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15 and Self-Centered

From the : Well, let me start off. I am a teen who loves my family, however I get very annoyed and angry in my mind at unintelligent, annoying, attention craving people. Whether I have problems with them or not, they annoy me. In the beginning of freshman year, I had extreme anxiety, but now it has gotten better. I obsess over how my face looks and my body a lot, although my mom...
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My Girlfriend’s Teen-Aged Daughter Is Disrespectful

From the : My girlfriend and I have been seeing each other for the last eight months. We get along great, have similar values, goals, philosophies on life and many other things in common that are very difficult to find in a mate. I have a soon to be eight-year-old son and she has a daughter that just turned 17. My son and my girlfriend have a great relationship. His mother is still very...
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My Parents Are Very Strict

From the — I’m 15. So ever since a couple years ago, my parents have became very cautious with what I do on my phone and the computer. Now, they block things on my computer, have my whole computer shut off at “bed time” and have it not turn back on until a specific time. Also, my phone is the same way. Everything blocks at 8:30 until 6 am when I awake. This...
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Two Years After Moving and I’m Still Lonely

Hello, I’m currently a 14 year old girl (turning 15 in May) and I am soon going to finish my second year at the same school. I had been living elsewhere with a completely different lifestyle. Due to financial issues I had been forced to move to my hometown with my family but without my father. During my first year here I had been severely depressed. At times I was highly tempted to cut...
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How Can You Tell if Someone Is Lying about Being Abused?

From Germany: There’s this person I know and she says she gets abused at home (by her drunk father). Now, I don’t want to say she’s lying for sure — I don’t know, that’s why I’m asking you! See, this person lies a lot of the time about a lot of things. She’s manipulative and will try and guilt-trip you into doing things for her (using arguments like “I did this thing (that you didn’t...
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I Miss My Cousin

I desperately miss my cousin. We visited her for a week and we just got home now. I’m so depressed because I miss her soooo badly. I have contact with her, but I don’t know how to deal with this. I can’t do anything because of my sadness. I get so sad when I see our pictures. I’m seeing her next year again, (I see her every year for a week this was my...
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Overprotective About My Mother

I feel overprotective about my mother because of the fact that I lost my grandparents almost 2 years ago. Since my maternal grandparents’ deaths a year and a half ago, I have been over-protective about my mother. I loved my grandparents very much. Both passed away at a month’s interval and it came as a shock to my mother as well as me. Since then, whenever my mother is out alone, I become hysterical. I...
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