5/12/2013 6:00:00 AM
Naved used to fight boys bigger and stronger than him and never lost a fight. Then he fought a boy weaker than him, and lost. He lost all of his confidence, and years later he still cannot find his confidence. Although this helped curb his aggression, he'd like to be confident again, so asks what he can do. Thoughts?
3/25/2013 6:00:00 AM
Rony is at a university and got very close to another student. This student, however, partied all the time, and wanted to cheat off Rony and others.
3/2/2013 6:00:00 AM
HS and her husband are going through a bitter divorce. He smokes marijuana and she doesn't. He used to blow pot smoke in her face while she slept to get her high.
2/3/2013 6:00:00 AM
Angie is retired, and lived a life of neglect and abuse from her mother, but love from her father. They're both deceased now, but to this day she still nurses that anger toward mom. She's in ill health with no insurance, and her antidepressants aren't helping.
2/1/2013 6:00:00 AM
Vaish's father is an abused husband who lives in another country, far away from his wife's wrath. Her husband is away for a month, and wanted her to stay with her mom. It's only been two days, and she's already been subjected to screaming outbursts and has even gotten scratched.
12/13/2012 2:00:00 PM
Jess is 25 and has been with her boyfriend for about a year. He broke up once, saying he needed time. Now they're together again, but things are not good. He insists she slept around while they were apart, even though she was home, crying. He insults her physical appearance constantly and calls her a whore. He even says her vagina is deformed. She works a full time job plus a part time job, while he is TOTALLY unemployed. She's about to get her degree, while he never completed high school or got a GED.
10/7/2012 6:00:00 AM
Barbara's mother-in-law is making her life miserable. She spreads rumors about her to others via Facebook, refuses to acknowledge her new baby -- saying she will NEVER love him -- because she doesn't approve of his name, and when she takes their older boy for a few days, he is returned with a bad sunburn, cuts and bruises. She and her husband have now moved away due to this, but the in-law continues to relentlessly spread lies about her and the family on Facebook.
10/3/2012 6:00:00 AM
Daisy is 22 and a third child. The first two were wanted, while she was a surprise. Her parents attempted to abort her, but she survived. She asks why God would allow this to happen, if children are gifts from God. I attempt to answer a very difficult question.
9/10/2012 6:00:00 AM
Jerome is 18 and very concerned about his mom and his family. His dad keeps accusing his mother of looking at and talking to other men. He is relentless, even when the children can prove him wrong. He is wearing her down, and now the children are afraid their parents will split up. He wants to know how to fix his parents relationship.
8/23/2012 6:00:00 AM
Frustrated Teacher is convinced her school principal is possessed by the devil. She yells at teachers, children and parents alike. She berates teachers for even the smallest problem in front of others and seems to pride herself in intimidating everyone. She asks if this is caused by a psychiatric illness or is she just an unhappy person or could she really be possessed by a devil? Finally she asks how to deal with someone like this. Thoughts?
8/17/2012 2:00:00 PM
Madeleine is 26 years old and is dating for the first time. She has always lived with her parents and grandparents and has always been obedient. Her mother disapproves of her boyfriend. Says he's ugly, lazy and cannot provide for her. Her mother, while caring for her father after his stroke, has emotionally blackmailed her, saying if she moves out it will kill her grandpa. She wants to move out, but neither she nor her boyfriend work, as he is supported by his own mother. How does your solution compare to mine?
8/2/2012 6:00:00 AM
When Pissed-Off discovered her boyfriend was married she got even.
7/9/2012 6:00:49 AM
Cotye's father was arrested for murder and possession when he was 12, and had to grow up fast to help the family survive. He has always been ridiculed, and it continues to this day, from both co-workers and family. He wonders if this is what his life has to be, or if he can turn things around. Thoughts?
7/5/2012 6:00:23 AM
Yumei's friend says he's suffering from PTSD. Not because of some traumatic event in his life, but because of a video game he plays. He has bonded with a heroine in the game, and is upset with anyone who does not share his passion, admiration and love for her. He asks if his friend needs a psychiatrist or what he can do to help or if this is normal? What do you think?
7/3/2012 6:00:04 AM
George was in the Army in 1967 when he was gang raped by other soldiers. He was going to be subjected to this on a regular basis until he made a deal with his sergeant that he would be his alone, so he wouldn't have to suffer being attacked by many other men. Now, years later, he is having bad dreams and nightmares of being raped. He is seeing a psychiatrist and psychologist and is on many medications, but nothing has helped. What can he do to get his life back?
6/26/2012 6:00:00 AM
Jean has been with the same man for 30 years. Together they live with his 91 year old mom who suffers from dementia. Neither work, and they all live on his mom's meager retirement checks. She has come to hate her man who is also an alcoholic, and for the last 3 years they've slept in separate rooms. She's 56, and feels angry, old, dried up and used. What can she do?
5/10/2012 10:00:43 PM
Pamela lives with her father, and she's sure someone keeps breaking into their apartment and stealing her clothes. Police have repeatedly been called, yet they can't find anything. Locks have been changed and security cameras were installed, yet the robberies continue. They demanded she take a psych test, which she passed, and now she's in therapy. What do you think is going on here?
5/3/2012 2:00:30 PM
Lou had asthma as a child, and doctors told his parents not to let him cry -ever- as it wold make it worse. Now he's a very angry man and has never cried since. He didn't cry at his parents' funerals nor did he cry when his sister was in a terrible accident. He wonders what's wrong with him? Thoughts?
5/1/2012 6:00:38 AM
Ann is 58 years old, and attended a rebirthing class. Now she has flashbacks about how her mother gave birth to her and then handed her off to her father to raise. She remembers her mom later telling her she had suffered from postpartum depression at a time when no one knew what that was. How does she get over these feelings of abandonment and start living a good life?
4/20/2012 6:00:55 AM
Benita and her husband were married for 25 years and were madly in love. They renewed their wedding vows and one night their lovely life as they knew it ended with a head on collision with a drunk driver. She experienced years of pain and frustration, until she finally realized she needed to let the doctors amputate her leg. Years of fighting insurance, losing their home and businesses. Her family loves her, but they don't know the pain she endures. She asks how she can become a happy person again. Would advice do you have for Benita?
4/6/2012 10:00:53 PM
Kattlin is an 18 year old male who has been raped, is being bullied and is depressed. He loves to watch porn and enjoys abusing alcohol to make him forget some of his past. He feels worthless and can't help but think he has let his parents down. What can he do?
3/20/2012 2:00:56 PM
TH has carried the dark secret of abuse throughout his childhood and now into adulthood. Recently he shared it with his best friend. All his friend could say is leave the past in the past and it's time to move on. But that's not what he wanted to hear. He's miserable and especially can't stand family reunions when he sees the cousin who abused him as a child. He asks how to move past this, so he can start living again. What words would you offer him to help?
2/4/2012 6:00:12 AM
Hanan is an Iraqi mom living in the US and was 17 when she was forced into an arranged marriage and 18 when she had her son. She divorced her husband, but 4 years later she was forced into another marriage to a man twice her age and became pregnant. She was forced to abort this pregnancy by her abusive husband. Now divorced again, she cannot move on; she's always asking 'what if'. So what if this happened to you? Would you be able to get over it?
1/21/2012 10:00:33 PM
V read an article about a trial involving a boyfriend murdering his girlfriend's 2 year old child because he soiled his pants. Not knowing how to handle her anger, she sat to write her feelings to me. There are ways we can get involved. Does this type of thing bother you? What would you tell V?
11/20/2011 10:00:02 PM
When Cathy was 13, she was asleep when her cousin groped her. She woke up, frightened and confused, and has never forgotten the incident. Now she questions why he attacked her, and he says he doesn't know and that he wants to put it behind him. Yet, for some reason, she cannot accept that. She wants him to say he did it because he loved her. Do you believe it was because of love? Or was this raging hormones? Curiosity? Has something similar happened to you?