5/15/2013 6:00:00 AM
Both Cristy and her husband are bipolar. She has suffered from delusions and manic spending sprees and is on disability. She and her husband have had their problems, but she worries that her 5 year old daughter might develop bipolar disorder, too. What do you think? Does having bipolar parents increase a child's chances of being bipolar?
5/11/2013 6:00:00 AM
Arlene has a 22 year old daughter. They've always had a strained relationship and she believes it because she spoiled her as a child. Now as an adult she does whatever, whenever, whoever.
5/4/2013 6:00:00 AM
Sheela, 20, misses the way her mom used to act, but ever since last year when her dad died, her mom has become very angry. She'll start shouting for no reason whatsoever and is just plain mean. She asks how she can get her old mom back.
4/30/2013 6:00:00 AM
R's 64 year old mom has always been nice and easy going. One day while in the car line to pick up her granddaughter from school, a teacher pointed her out and motioned to pull up to let traffic flow by. Her mom was furious she was the one targeted!
4/15/2013 6:00:00 AM
"Hurt Girlfriend", 30, has been with her 32 year old boyfriend for six years. He shuts himself from others, would rather masturbate than have sex and is unsympathetic to any problem she may have.
4/13/2013 6:00:00 AM
Victoria has recently divorced and moved in with her daughter and granddaughter. Her daughter acts bipolar and leaves periodically to take trips with men she met online. Often she's either on her computer for hours or sleeping all day. There's no structure or routine, and her granddaughter doesn't know why mom has no rules.
3/26/2013 6:00:00 AM
Gloria has a 12 year old son who used to be an A student at a private school. Due to the economy a couple of years ago the family lost their business, then their home when it went into foreclosure and eventually they had to move him into public school. Now he's making Cs and Ds and has anger problems.
3/24/2013 6:00:00 AM
Sophia's son was a straight A student and received a scholarship for college. He moved across the country to live with his dad, however, and started getting into trouble. Now his dad has kicked him out of the house, he's no longer in school, doesn't work, rides a bike and is lucky if he gets a weekly bath.
3/15/2013 6:00:00 AM
Jennifer's 16 year old daughter is refusing to do homework, and is dressing like a street walker, smoking and drinking. She even created a facebook page and posted half naked pictures of herself.
2/25/2013 6:00:00 AM
Sandra is not sure what to do. She has been happily married for six years to a wonderful man, even though she has caught him lying and cheating in the past. For the past several months, her teenage daughters' panties have gone missing, forcing her to buy more, which also went missing. Her husband "found" them, in a zip lock bag under a couch cushion.
2/17/2013 6:00:00 AM
Stacey and her boyfriend have been together almost three years and lived together for 18 months. His mother has never cut the cord, and she's tired of her coming to visit and disrespecting HER home. Her boyfriend is caught in the middle, and the last time she visited they all ended up fighting.
2/4/2013 6:00:00 AM
Sarah divorced her husband 10 years ago. She and her husband had the two girls 50/50. When her oldest daughter turned 16 she chose to live with dad. She treated her the way her dad treated her, too, yelling, swearing and throwing objects at her.
1/22/2013 6:00:00 AM
Ania's daughter was arrested for drunk driving when she had an accident whith her two babies in the car. Now she has custody of her grandchildren, and they're both in extensive therapy. Despite this, the granddaughter is showing signs of following in her mother's footsteps and is already a pathological liar.
11/30/2012 2:00:00 PM
"Lost" is 53 and divorced. Her problem lies with her 16 year old son and their relationship. When he comes home from school, he goes straight to his room and doesn't want to see or talk to her. He says she wants to control everything, while she says he shows no respect, and she's afraid she's losing him more and more each day.
11/4/2012 6:00:00 AM
Anita feels very lucky. Both of her parents are in their 80s and live in their own home. Her dad, however, is now unsteady with his cane but refuses to use a walker. She asks how she can get her dad to accept that he'd be safer using a walker?
10/23/2012 2:00:00 PM
Veena is concerned about her 18 year old nephew. They're a middle class family, but for the past two years her nephew was at a prestigious college. He didn't pass last semester and was kicked out, and now he is demanding his father buy him a business and give him money, or he won't come home
10/17/2012 6:00:00 AM
Lauren has a 13 year old son who has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, OCD and Asperger's. He goes to therapy but doesn't take his medication. He doesn't want to go to school -- but when he goes he insists mom drive him (which is hard on her) rather than taking the bus. He sleeps all day, spends all day and night in his room on his computer, has already had an online gay relationship and is withdrawing from the world.
10/15/2012 6:00:00 AM
Nan has a 25 year old son who has been seeing his girlfriend for three years. The problem is that this girl is manipulative and controlling. She has physically attacked him and cheated on him twice -- that they know of -- but probably more. She texts him constantly when they're not together, and he no longer takes calls or emails from his friends.
10/14/2012 6:00:00 AM
Tess's 21 year old son has been in an on-again-off-again relationship for several years, and she's now pregnant. This girlfriend has hit her son, one time giving him a black eye. She makes him switch cell phones, so she is assured he isn't talking to someone he shouldn't be, even though she has cheated on him several times. The girlfriend has told her that once the baby arrives, Tess will never see it. She wants to know how to help her son realize this is a bad relationship.
10/12/2012 6:00:00 AM
Diann has an 18 year old son who is dating a 15 year old girl. All he can think about is this girl, and he won't give his family the time of day. When she talks to him, all she sees is the back of his head, as he immediately turns his back. This girl controls everything he does. Mom asks for one day a week as a family, but he picks a fight and runs away to the girl after an hour. The other children are seeing their brother's behavior and starting to act out. She asks for advice on what to do?
10/1/2012 2:00:00 PM
Louise moved back in with her boyfriend a month ago. The problem is that his daughter and her son are both overcoming their addictions and live with them. They act like they don't want her there, and disrespect both her and her boyfriend. She wants a life with him, but it's all about them!
9/26/2012 6:00:00 AM
Kate is an 18 year old in high school who is facing another year of bullying by a boy who reduces her to tears. Her parents are willing to change schools. She asks, should she stay and continue where she is, or enroll in a new school?
9/15/2012 6:00:00 AM
Bobby's girlfriend has three children, the youngest is a 6 year old boy. He thinks the boy is narcissistic; the girlfriend disagrees. The child has seen a doctor and been put on medication for ADD, but he disagrees with the diagnosis. He thinks the boy is narcissistic and not ADHD and wants to know how to treat this.
9/5/2012 6:00:00 AM
Jane's mother has always been obsessed with Jane's son. Now he's a young father of two, and she still enables him and encourages bad behavior and decisions. She's desperate to stop this behavior, yet when she does her mom talks badly about her, and it's starting to affect even her grandchildren. She asks what she can do to stop this behavior.
9/3/2012 2:00:00 PM
Danna's 20 year old son has been diagnosed with depression. Now he doesn't want to return to work and he refuses to go to counseling. She is besides herself, because she cannot pay his bills. She asks how to MAKE him help himself or should she just kick him out?