My boyfriend has depression and says that he should take meds but doesn’t. He’s ashamed of his mental illness and claims that pills would only reaffirm the fact that he is “crazy.”
My boyfriend thinks I don’t love him when I want time alone and is very critical of me for doing so. Is this reasonable for me to want alone time?
When I moved to Chicago several years ago I started noticing people greet me with the question, “How are you?” (or “How is it going?”). While at first this was a seemingly innocuous question, the more I answered this question flippantly or half-heartedly the more that I began to struggle with the intention behind the question.
My husband has an obsession/fetish when a woman smokes cigarettes. He fantasizes about me smoking ALL DAY, EVERY DAY.
S-Town allows us to enter one man’s life in a way that might save our own. John McLemore was a gift to his world and to those around in him in many ways. John may not have been able and willing to reach out for help in the way that he needed it, but I believe that his story may inspire others to do so.
I have a friend that I love dearly but her constant negativity is dragging me down
My veteran brother-in-law is struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. What do I say when he reaches out to me?
I know I’m high-maintenance and I also know I’m worthy of love and my needs being met.
I used to cut myself in the past to control my depression and I’m having the urge to start cutting again. How can I feel better without hurting myself?
Negative comments mess me up for days and I’m afraid it is sabotaging my relationship. I want to go to therapy but am afraid I will be too sensitive
I’m pregnant and should be happy, but I find myself unusually sad. Is this normal?
My friend hasn’t been herself lately and I’m worried that she’s struggling with depression. How can I reach out without prying?
My husband just got a 2nd DUI and won’t stop drinking. What can I do?
What do you do when your boyfriend loves gaming more than you?
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