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Is this cheating?

You have a good reason to be upset by this incident. However, what you do in response has a lot to do with what the nature of your relationship had been before this incident. And, since you have a child...

September 2, 2019 5
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Can i help my son fix himself

As a parent of adult children, one of the lessons that was very tough for me to learn is the lack of control I now have on their lives. This was very tough because I can still clearly remember when they...

August 13, 2019 5
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Is this normal?

From your description of you mother-in-law's behavior, it does seem that the birth of your son has triggered the manifestation of some emotional unrest that she has been experiencing. Unfortunately, other...

August 8, 2019 5
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Need advice re helping my 14 month old niece

Have you looked on the Thriveworks website to see if there is a location near you? I know Thriveworks does not use a waiting list and can most often schedule someone within the same week.

June 17, 2019 5
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Need advice re helping my 14 month old niece

This situation with your brother is complicated and very stressful. It seems to have put you in a position to care for two families, his and yours. It may seem a bit heartless but I believe it is important...

June 17, 2019 5
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Insurance he has is ambetter do y’all take it?

Your son's symptoms seem severe which will most likely continue to escalate without treatment. What is often difficult is that the person suffering these symptoms also suffer from poor judgement and is...

June 14, 2019 5
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how can i help a friend who reaches out but then tends to shut down ?

I agree with Abraham. Your friend trusts you enough to reach out to you. However, people who are hurting emotionally are not always consistent with their self expression and will often lash out to those...

May 9, 2019 5
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The reasons that you gave for hating yourself are all physical attributes. They also seem to indicate that you believe you will not be able to sustain a relationship because of these attributes. It is...

May 9, 2019 1
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Anxiety and insomnia

Many years ago I had a mentor who would say, "When someone comes to you who is sleep deprived, don't counsel them. They don't need counseling, they need a nap." While this is not always possible, I believe...

March 23, 2019 5
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My relationship does not feel right

While fear is not always that healthiest motivator, it is also true that your best friend will be your best life partner. Intense emotions associated with being "in love" may be deceiving because that...

February 20, 2019 5
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Being Employed with mental health challenges. L

Struggling with mental health challenges can be very difficult in the work place. It is hard to know if being open about your challenges will bring support for or bias against you. If possible, it may...

February 20, 2019 5
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Any marriage success stories after husband checked out of marriage?

There are actually many. One woman I know was devastated when, after asking her husband to go to counseling to work on their marriage, he responded that he wanted a divorce. Her resulting self-doubt and...

February 20, 2019 5
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Still Struggling

A recommendation to see another counselor may be frustrating for you because it sounds as if you have been to a few. But the key to any life situation is to never give up hope. Richard Rohr has written...

February 20, 2019 5
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rolling stone.

This is hard to answer without a little more information. What are the reason for your moves? Are these moves job related? Are you in the house flipping business? To give a helpful response, a little more...

February 20, 2019 5
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Living with a Depressed and Suicidal BF

If someone we love is seriously suicidal, the first thing they need is to prevent them from successfully completing this intent. This means it is essential that you notify his family and other friends...

February 11, 2019 5
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Anger issues

Past repeated incidents of intense frustrations or feeling unjustly treated may condition us to respond angrily to triggers that remind us of those incidents. Or, there may be an underlining cognition...

January 5, 2019 5
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should my boyfriend tell me how to raise my son?

First, it's important to emphasize that finding help from a personal meeting with a therapist will be the best way to address an emotionally charged situation such as the one you present. Secondly, it...

December 28, 2018 5
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