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Violent Daydreaming

Hello, I have a question about a severe case of violent daydreaming. I am a survivor of childhood abuse and have been suffering from violent daydreaming for more than 15 years. I vividly imagine myself or a third person being slowly killed by torture and can’t stop these thoughts. Since these fantasies involve very gory details, I am ashamed of them and don’t have the courage to describe them to anyone because I am...
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Childhood Relevance & Relationship Issues

I have a history of repeated physical abuse by my father in childhood, stimulated by minor factors like a slightly lower grade or poor handwriting. I am also unfortunate to have witnessed my father being violent to my mother and sister. All of which are imprinted in my mind and still make me cry on recollection, both my parents died of cancer in the past two years. I have always had difficulty in concentrating...
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Dissasociation & Obsessive Fear

From the : I am concerned that I may have PTSD due to childhood trauma, emotionally, physically. My mom is bipolar and raised me on her own in an unstable world. I also was sexually abused once at 6 yrs old. Sometimes in social situations I panic or am just not ready to socialize, I kinda have to gear up for it. When I feel attacked or unstable I respond with anger uncontrollably. I...
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20 Year Family Lie Exposed

When I was 12 my family moved interstate and I started a new school. I became friendly with a student and so did our families. Something happened between my mother and friends father where she accused him or raping her. I was bullied at school and lost all my friends which was devastating as I was struggled to make friends before the move. She went down tubes, attempted suicide in front of myself and...
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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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