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Husband’s Love Child Is Hateful to Family

From the : My husband had an affair with my brother’s first wife 29 years ago. I forgave both, and we stayed together and had two children, both boys now 26 and 24. A child was produced from that affair, not disclosed until my children were 8 and 10. My brother was unaware for many years after that and paternity was never established. That child is now 28. At the age of 15 her...
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Husband Asking about Past Now — 15 Years Later

After 15 years together, my husband is now asking me about my previous relationships. Why? When we began dating, we said the past is the past. Now he keeps asking questions about my past. About 2 months ago I found out he was texting a coworker — does this have something to do with it? A: Your intuition sounds right. It seems like he is looking for a reason to justify his texting. Don’t...
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Four for Luck

From Canada: Hi, I’m a sixteen year old figure skater that’s very serious about my sport. Superstitious habits aren’t uncommon for athletes and I started mine about a year ago. Before getting on the ice for practice, I’d tap the boards four times and I’d think: four for good luck. It turned into a habit and I’d catch myself unconsciously tapping out four on my leg before going out to jump. Plus, every time...
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What Does My Nightmare Mean?

From the : What is your opinion on the reason behind a reoccurring nightmare such as this? I am in my home and demons come, take me hostage, burn my house down (which turns into this tall cylinder like building where each floor is a circle and you can look over the railing and see all the floors burning. They kill my family and friends in front of me, but I never die. I...
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Violent Thoughts?

I know I should seek help, and I’m currently seeing a therapist for my anxiety, but I tend to get violent thoughts. Like if I have a sharp object in my hand, I think of ways to kill people. I don’t want to nor think I would enjoy it at all, but I do think of it. I’m aware this isn’t normal and I was wondering if I really should seek help. I don’t...
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Confidentiality with a Therapist

Hi. I’ve been thinking about going to my school counselor after a friend recommended I go. I had asked my mum about a year ago if I could see a therapist but she finds it hard to believe anything is wrong with me. I am worried that if I talk to the counselor she might tell my teachers or parents. Since I’m in a boarding school, she might have to tell my teacher. I...
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I Want the Best of Both Worlds

From the : Hi. I have been in a relationship for years now with a great guy. He is the guy I want to marry. The thing is that I am not ready for marriage yet and I find myself wanting to live the single life, to experience life before I settle down. My current bf is my first serious relationship and I have nothing to compare it to. I also feel like...
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I Want to Murder

I despise my friends and family. I despise my school; thought I have good grades, which I believe are pointless. I despise society and its expectations. I despise structured and organized environments. I feel misanthropic in a way. I want to take a knife and slit the throat of my family members and friends. I want to pour cyanide into their drinks at dinner and burn them in acid. I want to take an...
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Tried Everything & Feel There Is Nothing Else that Can Be Done

I have agoraphobia, social anxiety and depression. Had loads of help to work through these problems, different therapies, different medications but still struggle a lot with all of them and the agoraphobia I have never really got on top of it. I am an adult living with my parents for many years due to my mental illness. I work a lot, have no friends (mainly by choice as it is very hard for me...
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I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

I don’t know what it is or how to fix it or if it’s even that big of an issue but I’ve decided to ask here and see if it’s something I should tell people about. I’ve been having trouble doing what I used to like and to be truthful I just think I’m going crazy. I’ve been having weird impulses to do things, like fix a pillow on the couch that looks fine,...
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I Feel Like I Have DID

From a teen in the : Sometimes I feel like the world isn’t real or I’m not real, kinda like a dream. Family says I stare at nothing a lot, and I talk to myself from time to time, even arguments. I’ve been told my personality flip flops. Like I’m me at one point, but then I suddenly change to another person. I’ve never been abused but was bullied a lot until I snapped...
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