2/7/2013 6:00:00 AM
Linell was married to a successful physician. He died and left her with enough money for a secure future for their daughter and herself. Their financial adviser of 7 years, however, persuaded her to invest in what she now knows was a ponzi scheme, and she lost it all. Everything.
1/23/2013 2:00:00 PM
Chanchal looks at her friends with envy, because their parents seem to love them more than her parents love her. She feels she didn't receive as much love, because her parents' careers kept them from home. She also feels lost and confused any time someone who is close to her leaves her life.
12/24/2012 6:00:00 AM
Sana enjoyed life until she was 14 and her parents went abroad and left her behind. When they returned, she did not feel love from her father, so sought it elsewhere. When her father discovered she had a relationship with a low life man, it ripped him out of her life. Now at 21, they no longer talk.
12/18/2012 2:00:00 PM
Dina is 23, and three months ago her little brother died in a car accident. She took care of the arrangements as well as her mother and siblings during that rough time. Now she's depressed and anxious, fighting with her fiancé and doesn't feel like going to work.
8/19/2012 6:00:00 AM
Cathy's 47 year old husband died shortly after their horrific car accident. It's been a year and a half, but she is still feeling the survivor's guilt. When she does manage to have a fun day, she feels guilty that he's not there to share it with her. She is seeing a psychiatrist and social worker, but doesn't feel like she's making any progress. Do you have thoughts to share with her?
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?
2/13/2012 2:00:18 PM
Jill fell madly in love with her boyfriend, until the alcohol and jealousy brought on abuse. She ended it, and he took it badly and sent her nasty notes, telling her about all the women he was dating. She knew he was hurting, but then she learned doctors found cancer, and he had just a few months to live. She went back and stayed with him for the last 2 weeks until he died, but she's left with so much guilt for dumping him when she did. How do you feel about this?
2/8/2012 10:00:43 PM
Karen recently lost her mom, and she is having a difficult time dealing with her death. Not only was she a single mom, but she was also her best friend. She wonders how she can go on. Do you have words of comfort to ease her pain?
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?
1/29/2012 10:00:41 PM
Rex lost his wife of 36 years to breast cancer. He's in therapy and attends a support group, but he can't stop thinking of her, and he wishes he would have done some things differently to show more love before she died. He grieves for her everyday and feels he will never recover. Do you have words of wisdom, comfort or both for this distraught man?
1/27/2012 10:00:09 PM
Laura's mom was taken to the ER for a cold and cough a month ago. She was admitted into the hospital, and two biopsies later for unclear reasons, her mom died. Now she finds she wants to pick up the phone to call her mom and sometimes wonders if this really happened. She wants to know what's wrong with her and why she can't get over this? Advice for Laura?
1/24/2012 2:00:43 PM
Yolanda suffered postpartum depression, her marriage of 19 years ended with a broken heart, she lost her grandfather and she sat in a hospital room and watched her son, shot 9 times, fight for his life. She suffered a breakdown, but is now on the road to recovery. Do you have words of strength and hope for this woman?
12/10/2011 2:00:41 PM
Edward moved from home to attend drama school in London. 22 and his life ahead of him, he was excited. He had not yet told family or friends he was gay, and he really wasn't in a hurry, until he met Clark. Then, he came out the wrong way, facing embarrassment and shame and he lost Clark. Everything in his life went downhill from there and now he sees nothing good in his future. Can our sexuality determine success or failure in life?
11/19/2011 2:00:16 PM
Tammy has experienced the unthinkable -- her son died in a car crash. In the car was a girl who, she recently found out, was having an affair with her husband. To top it off, her 6 year old son is special needs and functions at a 10 month old level, and her 5 year old daughter is being tested for emotional and developmental delays.
She loves her family and wants her marriage to work, but her husband won't take responsibility for what he has done or discuss it with her. She loves him and forgives him, but needs his honesty now more than ever. Is it possible to move past such a tragedy and for this marriage to survive?
11/3/2011 6:00:53 AM
Carol has a grandson who was in school with the 12 year old Christian Fernandez, who is charged with the death of his little brother. Saying the child was polite and shy, she is furious, hinting there is much more to the story that's not coming out. She also thinks prosecutor Angela Corey should be disbarred.
10/13/2011 2:00:20 PM
Mark's girlfriend had an abortion 23 years ago, and it still haunts him to this day. Shamed, guilty and feeling ugly, he's a psychological wreck.
10/7/2011 6:00:16 AM
Joshua's best friend was killed by a drunk driver -- right in front of his eyes. He has anger issues now, and tried to kill himself. He misses his friend so much! Now, his girlfriend moved out and doesn't want to talk to him. He blames her for his problems. Is she really the problem?
10/1/2011 6:00:59 AM
Olivia was in high school when her brother passed away seven years ago from alcohol poisoning while at college. She offers hope to those who have experienced the hurt of losing a sibling. Have you gone through the stages of grief?
8/30/2011 10:00:39 PM
I was friends with her for three years and we were very close. She killed herself, and I was with her that day until that afternoon. Since then, I get unnecessarily angry, have sleepless nights, and have little tolerance for anyone else.
8/17/2011 2:00:24 PM
My beautiful mom took ill and died within 24 hours. Things overwhelm me and I'm unable to tell the woods from the trees. Can you offer some advice?
7/5/2011 6:00:35 AM
My 26 year old son was killed two years ago in a car crash. My life has no meaning and I have no joy. I'm am filled with grief and regret and don't know where to turn.