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Can a Sociopath or Narcissist Truly Love?

From the I am unsure if my partner is a sociopath or narcissist. Many of the mentioned attributes are cross-covered by their behavioural patterns, which I am only starting to catch onto. (Actually, I have probably always noticed them, but believed that I could change and help them with unconditional love -na├»ve I know)…. So, while I know that I cannot broach the subject with them, nor even if they were to enter...
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Uncontrollable Shaking and Tremors Under Stress

Hello! I am not very ardent in psychosis so I thought I’d consult. I have recently been doing this thing where if I remember an extremely stressful experience or I recall something I’ve been procrastinating (cleaning a room,homework,organizing emails etc.)/an embarrassing memory my mind feels as if it shakes and only focuses on those memories and I involuntarily (I don’t know how to describe it other as being possessed by the memories) lose control...
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Please, Please Help with My Depression

From India: hello sir/mam, I am an engineering student, it all started from diploma final year, now I have completed my diploma. I was a very funny and enjoying person, I studied very well and scored good marks. When I was in the last year of diploma, that is in 6th sem, I failed in a subject due to overconfidence, and then after everything changed, my one year was wasted and I couldn’t join...
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My Friend’s Parents Won’t Help

From the : One of my best friend’s has depression. He doesn’t hide it anymore, and has expressed to his parents and friends that he wants help. We’re only 16, so we really can’t do that much on our own, but his parents are adamant against letting him get treated. After he tried to kill himself, they took him to a therapist or something, but they refuse to prescribe him to any anti-depressants. He...
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Weird Feeling in Head — Sign of Psychosis?

I am 25 and I am really worried that I might have a mental illness. My sibling has had a psychosis since an early age (started when she was 12-13). So far, I have had no hallucinations or delusions, my thinking is not impaired, I don’t neglect my hygiene, and I am not forgetful. But recently (as I have been abroad and separated from the people I love), I have started worrying a lot...
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Inappropriate Emotional Responses to Stimuli

First of all, I’d like to apologize in advance if this isn’t as coherent as you’d like; my thoughts have the tendency to be a bit disorganized. Please don’t hate me. I just turned 20 and I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Major Depression when I was 17. I was later diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Mania. I’m really sad all the time. I’ve taken lots of different kinds of medication but they...
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Do I Confront Wife’s Paramour?

From the : After much suspicious behavior, I have ran across evidence on my wife’s phone which proves that she has been having at least an emotional affair with a business associate. I’ve discovered they have had “lunch dates”, and he has professed to love her, but she could not say that in return to him, for whatever reason. I don’t know if these are simply actual lunch dates, or if they go back...
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Am I a Victim or Too Sensitive?

From the : For several years I remained in a job which I did not like — actually hated, but it paid well. One of main problems was my boss’s wife, who also worked in the office. Over the years on a weekly basis, she would say things that I thought were inappropriate creating a hostile work environment (calling me “token,” joking about slavery, inner-city, etc.) The worst moment was when she stood in...
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Fear of Demons

I developed a fear of demons around a year ago which I thought was just a silly irrational fear. But then I started getting scared that I might be possessed and I can’t go anywhere alone at night unless I’m singing a hymn. Also, my mind makes up these rules about how to protect myself like running on the stairs so I don’t get pushed and covering my face when I sleep so they...
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I Am Tired and Alone

I am from India but now in the USA for MBA. After divorcing I went back for the sake of kids. I thought that maybe divorce shall teach the importance of family to my former wife. She persisted with boyfriends (reason for divorce), more than one. The latest affair of my wife was brought to fore by my elder kid (14 years old). He understands and told me that “mom talks every night and...
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