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My Mother Is Cheating on My Dad

My mother is cheating on my dad I know this since she started acting different she is not as caring as she was she is always yelling at me and my siblings and is always on her. She never lets me or my siblings or even my father touch he phone because she’ll get mad. My mom is pretty ypung she is 34 and she got a surgery to become skinnier and now men are texting her because she looks more “sexy”and she is always replying to them and she even had a boyfriend online who had a girlfriend and she di...
Tags: Parenting, Cheating, Teen Issues, Parenting & Children, Betrayal, Infidelity, Secrets


Why Don’t I Care about Things as I Should?

From a teen guy in the U.S.: I’ve always been uncomfortable with affection. When I feel like I’ve been wronged I can completely cut someone out of my life and could care less about them. Even some of my close relatives. I realized that I don’t really care at all about things I should care about. I realized today that if my parents were to sit me down and tell me that they didn’t love me at all, I would absolutely not mind at all. I wouldn’t be hurt at all and the first thought that would come to...
Tags: Family, General, Therapy, Teen Issues, Parenting & Children, Affection, Personal Space


Sexual Abuse?

When I was around 8 years old, my older sister would have me play “truth or dare” with her. She is 4 years older than me, and most of the time we had to share a bed. She would make me preform sexual acts on her and get upset or angry if I told her I didn’t want to. She rarely ever reciprocated, and if I brought it up or mentioned it later, she would act like it never happened. This eventually stopped around a year or two later, but she would still make me sleep in the same bed with her for years...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Sex, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Abuse, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sibling Abuse, Boundary Violation


Disillusionment with Society, Lack of Interest or Motivation to Contribute

I find myself increasingly disillusioned with society and with my peers. In my classes, I feel like there is a lack of focus on important issues and my attempts to provoke conversations on current affairs in the world and how they should be dealt with, specifically in terms of race, domestic policy, and global issues. I feel as if moving on to higher education will not be worth it. I feel if I were to apply myself to some field and envelop myself in my work that it would allow free-loaders to su...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Relationships, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Myanmar, Boredom, Lack Of Motivation, Social Skills, Perspective Taking, Rohingya Muslim, Society Lack of Interest, Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn


I Feel I’m Not Normal

I don’t really know how to deal with myself, in general, I feel likeI could be going crazy. What does it mean when I feel like i’m going crazy or that there is something is wrong with me, I take several type of disorder test and they all confirm there is something wrong with me but I don’t know how to handle it. For example, I can’t handle the thoughts I think some can be violent and some really nice, sometimes I feel like I can’t believe these thoughts our from my mind I just feel like a differ...
Tags: Psychology, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Abuse, Intrusive Thoughts, Canada, Psychosis, Violence, Mood Swings, Hitler, Inappropriate Behavior, Aggressive Ideation


I Think I Need a Therapist’s Opinion

I’ve noticed recently that my mood and mindset can change so quickly. I know I struggle with depression already, but this is seems differently. Almost like bipolar, but short episodes. I can be having a great time with friends, but suddenly just breakdown and start crying. Or I could be absolutely fine and just something can trigger my brain and I’ll be weeping and clawing at my skin, in bouts or depression and anger. It’s really quite confusing for me. I’m not sure if this is just regular depre...
Tags: Psychology, General, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Mood Swings


My Boyfriend Left Me Alone at a Party

Me and my boyfriend went to a party together of someone he knows. I didn’t know anyone there but I still went because he wanted me to come. Anyway, when we got there I went to sit down and he left me and started to socialize. Now I don’t socialize as he does and it’s difficult for me to make friends and meet new people and he knows that but still left me alone. It’s not that I wanted him to sit with me the whole night but at least including me in something could have helped me to better socializ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Relationships, Disappointment, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Personality, Dating, Social Anxiety


Why Do I Hide My Emotions? 

From a teen in Singapore: Since I was 5, I have the thought that being the oldest sibling at home I need to put on a strong front in order for my mum to not worry about me or just people finding me weak. I don’t know if it’s because of my Father going to jail since I was young that caused it, but i always feel ashamed after crying in front on anyone and I hide all of my emotions except those positive ones. Thus, others thinks that I’m cold and emotionless and even thinks that I’m living a perfec...
Tags: Family, General, Singapore, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Denial, Emotional Expression


I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

I’m a teen and don’t know what I’m doing with my life, I’m not very good at expressing myself so I try my best I feel like I’m doing the same thing over and over again, with no real point in anything. My friends laugh and have inside jokes which I feel I’m not allowed to understand. I constantly feel like a third wheel and feel like an unfunny burden which they feel is their responsibility to take care of even if they don’t want to. I don’t understand why I feel like I’m useless at everything, I...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, United Kingdom


Why I Do Keep Acting Out Disorders I Don’t Have After I Read Them?

So, I wanted to ask this question because whenever I read about a topic of a disorder I tend to act them out like I have that disorder. It usually happens with me even realizing it at first, but usually stops within a few days. My second question is kinda odd, I’ve tried looking on websites for why I do this but never gotten a real solid response and I’m confused. It might be bipolar disorder or something of that means, but I almost always have the opposite reaction to things. Like for example i...
Tags: Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Hypochondriasis, Medical Student Syndrome, Sympathy Pain


I’m No Longer Allowed to Enjoy Something with My Friend

Hello. For my issue, it might seem silly. I feel as if I’m no longer allowed to enjoy something with my friend G. My friend G and I enjoy certain things together, like the video game of Splatoon. I find it great to talk to her about that game that we love so much. However, I got into Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and at first, she wasn’t into it. All of a sudden, she changes her mind and tries to make it her own thing. It’s like you get into the sport of basketball, and your friend gets i...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Friendship, Disappointment, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Jealousy, Zelda


Feelings for Boyfriend Change Drastically Every Week for Past 10 Months

I got into a relationship last February. It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever experienced, I liked him an insane amount. I’ve never been happier in my entire life. I was getting 6 hours of sleep basically every night by staying up and messaging or video calling him since he lives across the country. I was constantly nervous, but in a good way, too nervous to eat even. Even though mentally it was probably all not good for me, it was the most amazing thing ever, and I liked him so much. But the...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Intimacy, Dating, Infatuation, Unstable Relationships


I Feel like a Failure and a Disappointment

From a teen in  England:  Ive been feeling so down, so tired and so anxious lately and i don’t know why. i feel like a failure and a disappointment. its like i’m with my friends and i just don’t feel happy no more. i haven’t got to motivation or energy to do anything. my friends have been noticing lately that i’;m having terrible mood swings and always moving about and not being able to sit down for long. i don’t know what to do. i’m scared to talk to anyone about how i feel. Thank you for writi...
Tags: Psychology, England, General, Failure, Disappointment, Depression, Medical issues, Therapy, Teen Issues


Is It Normal For Me to Talk to Myself in This Way?

When I was a kid, a friend and I would pretend to be super heroes and play around. Since then this behavior has stuck with me, and I constantly find myself pretending to be someone else– usually someone made up. I always do this alone, and have full conversations and relationships in my head. In real life I have no friends. I started being homeschooled at the end of 10th grade, because the school in my area was terrible. I’m extremely social online, just not in real life. Most days I stay in the...
Tags: School, Research, Depression, Anxiety, Teen Issues, Social Anxiety, Social Isolation, Loneliness, Self Talk, Talking to yourself


What Do These Black Outs Mean?

From a teen in the U.S.:  2-5 times a month ill “black out”; and then find myself doing something else somewhere else completely different with no recollection of how i got there. And i think it usually last for around 30-45 minutes. I wish I could help you, but I just don’t have enough information. You didn’t mention, for example, whether you are getting enough sleep, whether you are misusing any substances, or if you have a history of any trauma. Any one of those could explain what is going on...
Tags: Psychology, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Black out, Losing Consciousness


Do You Think I Have DID?

From a teen in the U.S.:  I’m not sure if I have D.I.D. or not. Most of the time I feel like I’m in a VR headset and that can lead to panic attacks. sometimes I see myself through a security camera almost. I have been hearing different voices and sometimes I don’t know where I am or who I’m with. I’ve seen my handwriting change multiple times while I’m writing. I know I have depression and very bad anxiety but every time I think about asking my grandparents for therapy I start to have anxiety at...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Personality, DID, Dissociative identity disorder, Adolescence, Nervousness, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID


Am I Reacting to My Past or am I Just Being a Teenager?

From a teen in the U.S.:  I recently have begun to notice that my behavior has become rather strange. One second I could be happy, then next I could be sad, anxious, paranoid, or angry within an instant. I don’t understand how I feel. I’m assuming this begun at a much younger age than now, such as when I was probably ten or maybe eleven. I went through some sexual abuse as a child for 4-5 years (from the ages of 4-9) before it finally ended. And I’m happy to say that everything and everyone is s...
Tags: General, Sex, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Self Harm, Child Abuse, Mood Swings, Adolescence, Self Injury


How Do I Find Out What Hallucinations Mean?

From a young teen in Morocco: I have experienced hallucinations for about 9 years now. Mom refuses to take me to a doctor for it and makes me feel guilty for it, along with other issues. They’re just getting worse as time goes on, more intense, and they’re making me more dysfunctional. I am undiagnosed, and therefore do not know the cause of my hallucinations. Some people say it’s normal, but they interrupt my functionality in the world. Sometimes, my auditory hallucinations won’t shut up, which...
Tags: General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Parenting & Children, Morocco, Psychosis, Hallucinations, Auditory Hallucination, Adolescence


Am I a Psychopath or Anxious?

From a teen in Canada:  I often feel extremely worried on whether I’m a psychopath. I feel empathy and remorse. When I was eight I had done something terrible to an animal and it ended up killing it by accident and I haven’t been able to let this go. I’m not entirely sure if this is guilt I feel, because I feel really bad about this. I have had past childhood trauma too. I also have major suicidal tendencies and self-harm behaviors. I have thoughts like, (NOT ACTING ON THESE) “What would happen ...
Tags: General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Self Harm, Canada, Psychosis, Psychopathology, Self Esteem, Remorse, Self Injury


Can I Learn Not to Talk to Myself Out Loud?

From a teen in Chile: Hello, I’ve been meaning to ask about a problem I’ve been aware of since early 2018. I realized I talk to myself out loud way too much. At first I decided to do some research, and found out that talking to yourself was a sign of intelligence, so I didn’t think much of it (Mumbling, reminding, talking at loud, ect). But soon I realized it weren’t the only thing I did, I basically narrate my life all of the time, like people were hearing about my life, experiences, struggle, ...
Tags: General, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Chile, Loneliness, Talking to yourself


Losing All Feelings/Interest After Partner Doing Something I Want Them to Do

I’ve been in and out of many rather quick relationships my whole life, never one that exceeds 5 months. Every time it ends the same way; They will do the thing I wish for them to do the most for me Sex, favors, or carving my name into their body etc., Things that make them prove their love for me, I lose all interest in them directly after they do these things, most of the time I will develop strong feelings of disgust, boredom, or contempt towards them despite the partner doing nothing wrong or...
Tags: Relationships, Therapy, Lack Of Empathy, Teen Issues, Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Manipulation, Infatuation, Risky Behaviors


Is My Girlfriend Related to Me Now?

From Newfoundland: My mother’s mother died so my grandfather married a new women and that new women Is my girlfriend’s grandmother’s sister… so do that mean me and my girlfriend are related? The simple answer is “no”. You are not biologically related and an intimate relationship with her would not be incestuous. If you are interested in each other and the real question is whether it is okay for you to date, I think it’s fine. Depending on how your family defines family membership, the two of you...
Tags: General, Relationships, Teen Issues, Dating, Incest, Newfoundland


Schizotypal Personality Disorder?

I hear/see things that other people don’t. My family blame my overactive imagination, but I know that I’ve seen/heard things. Especially because I once a heard a man calling my name and felt his breath on my neck, even though I was alone. I have a strong, strong belief in reincarnation, an obsession with fantasies and magic, and I do sometimes think that everyone has a supernatural ability. I have a hard time relating to other people’s feelings and comforting them. I’ve recently been accused of ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Therapy, Teen Issues, Self Diagnosis, Schizotypal Personality Disorder, Psych Central, Nan


Flashback of Child Sexual Abuse

I am 20 years old and I have recently been diagnosed with severe depression. For some time now, I have also been having trouble with anxiety (panic attacks), self-harm, alcohol abuse and suicidal thoughts. Recently, when my doctor asked me about a specific event that may have caused my mental health issues, I didn’t know what to answer. However, later that day I had a flashback – one specific scene about me as a child lying on the ground, frozen, and a guy from my school, naked, forcing himself ...
Tags: Psychology, School, General, Sex, Germany, Depression, Ptsd, Anxiety, Therapy, Borderline, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Abuse, Violence, Flashback


My Mother Is Too Attached to Me and I Don’t Know How to Leave

My mother has always been very controlling so when it came to graduating high school, I was very excited to be going off to college. However, my mother, who insists that she “would rather die than live without” me, continuously threw temper tantrums and complained to every family member possible until I caved and went to a university close to home. For the past 3 1/2 years, I have been commuting back and forth. I felt like I have missed so much of the college experience and have such little free...
Tags: Psychology, School, Family, General, Anxiety, Therapy, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Parenting & Children, Emotional Abuse, Autonomy, Manipulation, Mother, Controlling Behavior, Dependence


I’m Dissociating Every Day

Literally every day, I dissociate all the time. I space out when people are talking and even when I am talking. I’ve been in a relationship for 6 months and honestly don’t remember half the dates we have been on together because of this. My school work is worse because even when I try to concentrate, I don’t absorb any information and I just never feel like I’m ‘there’ it always feels like I’m trapped inside my head – consumed by my overactive thoughts. What can I do to stop dissociating? BTW wh...
Tags: General, Australia, Anxiety, Medical issues, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Sleep Disorder, Hypersomnia, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID, Memory & Pereception


What Is the Diagnosis When Someone Finds Bleeding Satisfying?

From a teen in Australia:  I’m confused about a condition my boyfriend has, he gave me a list of things wrong with him and one said that he found bleeding “satisfying”; I don’t know what this means but I’d like to know if this condition had a name. What it probably means is that he is self-harming. Some researchers think that some individuals who self harm dissociate from the pain by getting fascinated by the sight of their blood when they cut. For others, it may be confirmation that they have h...
Tags: General, Australia, Relationships, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Self Harm, Cutting, Bleeding, Self Injury


I Feel Unable to Go back to Therapy

From a teen in the U.S.: I have been dealing with a lot of different internal issues lately. I can’t go back to my therapist because I am bad at explaining how I feel, and I don’t have the energy to do so. I went to 3 different therapists and left them all because I felt too anxious talking to them. I don’t know what kind of help I need, and I don’t really know what is wrong with me because it feels like many different problems. I have been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, a form of d...
Tags: Psychology, General, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Teen Issues, Headaches


Disillusionment with Society, Lack of Interest or Motivation to Contribute

I find myself increasingly disillusioned with society and with my peers. In my classes, I feel like there is a lack of focus on important issues and my attempts to provoke conversations on current affairs in the world and how they should be dealt with, specifically in terms of race, domestic policy, and global issues. I feel as if moving on to higher education will not be worth it. I feel if I were to apply myself to some field and envelop myself in my work that it would allow free-loaders to su...
Tags: Psychology, General, Judgment, Anger Management, Teen Issues, Personality, Myanmar, Making Friends, Rohingya Muslim, Disillusionment, Society Lack of Interest


Do I Have Depression?

I think about killing myself a lot. Like how it would feel. And most days I feel seriously down and depressed. I feel empty inside. I don’t want to feel anymore and it’s hurting me so much. I don’t want to hurt my friends and family The desire to end one’s life is unnatural. It’s a sign that something is wrong. It’s indicative of individual who is suffering and needs help. Some people believe that suicide will end their suffering. Logically, there’s no way to know that with certainty. We simply ...
Tags: Suicide, Depression, Therapy, Teen Issues, Suicidal Thoughts