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Why Do Others Share Their Problems with Me?

From a 24 year old in South Africa: i need to know why people I meet like sharing their personal problems with me A: You didn’t give me much to go on. All I can guess is that there is something about your personality and maybe even your appearance that radiates compassion and acceptance. You may also have special talents as a listener. Many people who become therapists say that people have often sought them […]

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Helping Family Member with Repressed Memories

I have recently discovered that my grandparent has been living a lie nearly all of her life. This grandparent has stated that her mother died when she was really young (which is true) and that her father died shortly thereafter (not true, he lived through to his 80’s). She has stated that she was an only child but recently it has been uncovered that she had both an older sister and an older brother. When […]

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Is There Something Wrong with Who I Am?

From the U.S.: When I was a child I was diagnosed with ADD because I was unable to concentrate. At age 19 I started having panic attacks. At age 20 I had a mental break down after breaking up with my boyfriend and I was talked into going to a psychologist in the hospital and being ommitted to a psychward for three days. The psychologist told me I was having problems because I was so […]

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Is There Something Wrong with Who I Am?

From the U.S.: When I was a child I was diagnosed with ADD because I was unable to concentrate. At age 19 I started having panic attacks. At age 20 I had a mental break down after breaking up with my boyfriend and I was talked into going to a psychologist in the hospital and being ommitted to a psychward for three days. The psychologist told me I was having problems because I was so […]

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How Do You Call a Person Who Exaggerates Pain to Blame You?

Hello. My husband exaggerates pain that “I have inflicted” on him. Let’s say he slightly bumps his toe against my foot under the table. He will start screaming: “oh you broke my toe” or “are you trying to break my toe????” and then he expects me to apologize like if I have committed a crime. It is extremely frustrating and I want to know if there is some kind of term or diagnosis for such […]

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