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  1. floppypancakes

    About being embarassed/upset with your parent(s) character

    I've recently been having thoughts about this since being involved in a family event... This thing about being disgusted by my dad when he is with others. The horrible-ness just leaks out and triggers me. Don't want to get into so many details... I don't even wish for anyone to be anywhere near...
  2. L

    Need advise partner has anxiety, depression&paranoia

    Hiya everyone, first time using this. I’d just like some advise really from anyone who’s been in this situation or has one of the above& feels this way. Basically I have a 4 year old daughter from previous relationship. Me& my current partner are expecting a baby. When I pick up& drop my...
  3. E

    My name is Elf

    Hi Everyone.....I'm new to the MH forum. I have recently admitted, after 20 years, my mother is a toxic parent, while my father has been absent in my life for over 20 years. Both parenting aspects have impacted me in differently ways, and I hope to understand how I can overcome them, and improve...
  4. M

    Relationship with parents

    Hi everyone, I am hoping to tell my story and see what everyone thinks about the situation and maybe try and figure out what’s going wrong and how I should deal with it. So - I am just about to turn 31 years old, I got married 8 months ago and purchased a house a year ago. I own my own business...
  5. M

    My dad makes me feel depressed and suicidal

    New here. My name is Madi and I’m on here because I don’t really have anyone to talk to about this. For the past few years I’ve been getting not nice comments from my dad. It started off as comments about my weight. When I would eat (even if it was healthy) he would look at me and say stuff like...
  6. PinkCandyFloss

    “Colourful” family (and other) relationships (May be triggering for some)

    Hi all I am looking for advise here in a way, and in another needing to get some things off my chest. For a bit of background I am in my 30s, engaged, step-mum to one and have been diagnosed (currently) with anxiety and depression as part of a wider diagnosis of fibromyalgia. To...
  7. J

    Parents don't like me very much...

    Hello, Firstly I apologize if this is in the wrong section, and I ask that any staff member that sees it fit to move it to please do so. I'm a new user to the site and I hope that I'll be able to find help here! It's somewhat of a longer read, so, warning in advance. As the title would...
  8. M


    Hello everyone, I am new here I am a senior in what can be considered a "better than average" high school, everyone is obsessed with their grades and being better than everyone else. My sister is a year older than me and she started having problems with depression during her senior year of high...
  9. G

    Extremely fed up with parents

    I made another thread just a minute ago similar to this. Here goes the purge I feel like my self esteem issues are derived directly from how my parents have and still treat me. They've implied over and over again that I'm inferior to the rest of their children. They've expressed their...
  10. G

    Understanding adult children, frustrated with parents

    Its long but please read. It will be worth it! This is not a thread to shame anybody who is still a child inside in their adult years, rather the opposite. I feel like there are a lot of people who have grown up but haven't grown up. I am one of them. A few things to point out First and...
  11. I

    Am i bejng unreasonable?

    Hi so my so called bf ling distance of 3 years never wants to spend new year with me just with his parents all the the time.im begging to feel like we are not even in a relationship.for the last three years he always spends it with his parents and today
  12. N


    Hi, Morning Folks, My mother had taken her blood pressure, we have a machine unit at home, and it was high. There's a GP Hub, set up for out of hours in the Enfield area, so she might well prefer and is going to book up an appointment for there, rather than A and E. And I discovered, that I...
  13. S

    Hearing voices from the heavens?

    This is about my aunt, but she texted my parents one day asking if she could stay at their house for some time. They agreed, and they started noticing that she was praying/ reciting words really fast. She said she left her house because God said it was "unclean" (I'm guessing from evil spirits...
  14. tiltawhirl

    Did your mother slap you in the face when you were growing up?

    Mine did so rather routinely. I had mostly suppressed it. My childhood memories are very sketchy...but this seemed to be a thing. She is dying now. But as the realization of the way she used to slap me like that, I am ready to resign from comforting her. My parents weren't there for me when my...
  15. qwerty1234

    Parents are controlling

    I am 35 living with my father and he still tries to control how I eat. I don't think it is his privilege to tell me how to eat. I think my parents' controlling behavior plays biological and nurturing influence into why I had eating disorders from 15 to 30. It is frustrating. He tries to...
  16. G

    My girlfriend is depressed and I don't know how to help her

    Hi, like the title says, my girlfriend is depressed, but here's her situation: She has generalized anxiety disorder, which leads her to get really anxious over some things, and sometimes when she's at her home she just cries because of anything, well not anything, her emotional state is related...
  17. S

    Poor social skills and the opposite sex

    Just joined I never talk about my issues with anyone and even if I did I have no one to talk to anyway so thought to give this a shot. Have always had poor social skills it has dominated my life I have gone through the last twenty years with no friends no family (apart from parents) I have...
  18. E

    I need advices

    I'm 21 years old, I'm a woman and my love is too, we've been together for 5 years now, we both have mental health problems, two broken people who heal each other. I want a future with her, we both don't want kids but we will adopt stray animals and will treat them as our children, that's our...
  19. P

    I want to die

    I am 22 years old. I have no girlfriend. I don't even know how to ride a bicycle. I am very skinny. I hate everything about me. I am always the one who gets mocked in a group. People make fun of me. Even my parents hate the way I look. I feel extremely sad right now. I don't have anyone to talk to.
  20. Stacy

    Can our Pets catch our BPD

    I have a Rottweiler that was gifted to me from a friend who owns the parents of Maddy. Maddy does not act like her parents instead I find her doing interesting attention seeking things. I leave and she destroys things. She also pretends to be overly hurt from simply things like walking over...