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Insomnia Is Interfering with Life

From the : I am currently on my second medical leave due to worsening insomnia. I have always struggled with depression, but my depression has only worsened now that I am unable to function at work due to sleep loss. I feel therapists and psychiatrists always want to treat the depression and don’t know how to help with my sleep other than medication. I have read everything on sleep schedules, sleep hygiene, exercise, and...
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Thinking about Someone and Not Able to Concentrate

I love my elder sister very much and have not met her since a long time. I keep missing her too much. The situation has been so intense these days that I have started seeing her in one of my colleagues. I always feel like talking to her, making her smile, making her feel happy. I become very worried about her whenever she is not around. I always tend to disturb her, tease her...
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I Like a Boy Whose Family Doesn’t Like Me

From the UK: Here is my story. I like a boy who have a strange relationship with his guardian. He lives with her and some other people. We went together a couple of times but I guess no one from his house likes that. He’s trying to not disappoint them nor me, but in the end he is the one who suffers. The worst part is that we all work together at one place...
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Depression Over Injury

Injured my ankle 9 weeks ago and it was misdiagnosed as a sprain. They recently found that it was a fracture and now I have another 8 weeks to go without walking. My not being able to walk has gotten me severely depressed and has caused issues with work and my marriage and overall joy for the day. I have trouble sleeping and wake up constantly with regrets. What should I do? My general...
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Dealing with Failure

Hi, I have suffered a lot of failures back to back in a short space of time (3 years). I now feel hopeless. I am lost and my life is drifting. I would like to know what practical steps I can take to re-engage with the world and to form dreams/goals again and to start trying to achieve them. I had a great job and life but I had to give it all up...
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I Have No Idea How to Start Thinking about My Future

I am 17, currently living in Australia. All my life I have never had any passion for anything. I do have many fleeting interests, but when I try to pursue them I tend to lose interest very quickly. I don’t have much experience with real-world issues either; I’ve never had a job, can’t drive, and never done any extracurricular activities or even had any real hobbies. Up to this point, my life has been...
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I’m Having a Particularly Bad Day

From the : I’m having a particularly bad day. For the last week I’ve felt great. When I woke up this morning I had raging anger. I’m also having motivational issues. I have a family, but I can barely take care of myself. My husband recently lost his job also. I’m trying to find a therapist to replace my retired one but need some coping techniques until a therapist is established. A: It sounds...
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Am I Special or Am I Just Entitled?

Hi, I am confused about myself and my career. I am always on point and wish to be treated with respect by my co-workers. I find that they often resent me. I’m not sure if I actually am entitled, or if they just dislike a confident, competent woman. I do think there is something special about me. I came from a really bad family (alcoholism, gambling addiction, etc.) and started working at 12 to...
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I Feel Very Incompetent

Hello. All my life I feel as if I’ve always been behind in some regard. In school, I struggled immensely with keeping up my grades and staying on top of school work. In high school and middle school, I had more of an excuse because I was working through very bad anxiety, depression and OCD. However in elementary school I couldn’t have been happier. I come from a very loving family who would do...
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Stuck During Public Speaking

I am suffering from a serious psychological problem at present I am pursuing MBA from a respected B-School I am good in study but when I publicly speak, giving presentation I badly stuck and sometimes even not able to speak a single word despite of good content and knowledge of subject due to a psychological feeling. This feeling first arise when I am in 12th th actually when I think that I have to...
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I’m Not Sure What’s Wrong with Me

From Australia: For the last month or so, I have been feeling so down. I’ve been through something like this before I think. Nothing bad has happened to me, I don’t understand why I feel like this. I had a stressful few months at work before this feeling started. Stressed to the point of tension headaches all day everyday. I just want this feeling to go away! I should be happy, I’m on holidays,...
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External Mental Pressure and Loneliness

with problem is very external but I am under lots of stress from inside. I have visa issues in US. I am not from here and I have single entry visa and my visa depends on my job which puts lots of pressure on me. I hardly can change my job and also I can’t leave the US because of visa issues and I don’t have anyone here. I am alone, no close friend...
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