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Twin Sister and Mom Not Speaking

Hello, I have a family issue going on and I was seeking some help. This conflict is between my twin sister and my mom. They have been completely ignoring each other and not even looking at each other for the past 3 weeks. It is to the point where my sister will not come downstairs so I have to bring food up to her. Let me give you a brief history. It all began...
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I Hate Myself for Being a Pedophile

From a young woman in Ukraine: I’m 19 and have been a pedophile since the age of 12. When I was 2 years old, according to my mother, my two older cousins tried to molest me. I have a strong desire to have a sexual intercourse with a boy as young as 3 – 6 years old, even though I know it will probably traumatize the child. I was sure of keeping myself in...
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Does This Count as Child Sexual Abuse?

When I was a little girl my parents had me and my older brother sleep in their bedroom on a separate sofa-bed. (We had a room of our own with beds in it, but we never slept in there). Each night my parents took turns “putting us to bed,” meaning one of them would sleep in the middle of the bed, between my brother and I. They’d usually fall asleep and get up later...
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I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

From New Zealand: I’m 17 and in the last year or so i’ve been having problems with motivation, people, family members, and especially myself. all my life i’d have a week-month phase of being really energetic or into something and eventually but indefinitely, i would just sink back into feeling very hopeless, just really turning into a waste of space really. I find it hard to deal with people naturally during this time and...
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I’m Anxious When I’m Driving

From the I’m 21. I got in car accident with my younger sister. I was the driver. We are both okay, but that accident left me with out driving for about 2 months. I’m still scared of driving. I pray to god every single time while I’m driving to take care of me and others on the roads. That accident left me scared of driving in the night or being in a car....
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Social Eating Insecurity

Growing up my boyfriend was homeless for some parts of his childhood. He also doesnt come from the greatest family, and experienced neglect throughtout his childhood. For the majority of his life he ate in solitude, and still prefers to not eat in public. This has become an issue in our relationship because I know he is uncomfortable when we go out to restaurants or when he eats dinner with my family. He will...
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I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

From a 17 year old young woman in New Zealand: In the last year or so I’ve been having problems with motivation, people, family members, and especially myself. All my life I’d have a week-month phase of being really energetic or into something and eventually but indefinitely, I would just sink back into feeling very hopeless, just really turning into a waste of space really. I find it hard to deal with people naturally...
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Was My Friend Sexually Abused as a Child?

From S. Africa: My friend in question, now married, when angry would force himself onto his wife and sits on her, urinate over her and would put his penis in her face. How do I offer help to him? Does this mean that he was sexually abused as a child? A: I don’t have enough information to make a guess about his experience as a child. Whether or not he was sexually abused himself,...
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What Disorders I Might Have?

From a 16 year old guy in Morocco: Consider this a compilation of all the Yahoo answers topics that were never of any use in determining how F’ed up I am. It’s kind of hard to put it all in one topic, so i’ll provide statements about myself, that’s easier for me. I come here seeking advice on whether I should see a psychologist or not and, most importantly, why should I bother doing that....
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Sexual Abuse and Relationship Issue

From an 18 year old young woman in Sri Lanka: I was sexually abused but my mother doesn’t believe me. The only person who believes me is my boyfriend and my parents oppose my relationship with him as well. It’s very depressing because my mother says that I DESERVED to be sexually abused. My parents also say that if I don’t stop my relationship with my boyfriend they would disown me. My boyfriend is...
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Possible Anxiety and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Hello, Thank you for answering my questions/concerns. I’m an eighteen year old girl whose very confused about herself and had to grow up way too fast and just keeps her problems to herself because no one will understand, I know you would like to get to the root, so I will just get to the point. 1) When I am in a bathroom, I feel someone is going to come out of the stalls...
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