relationships

  1. PinkCandyFloss

    Fiancés best fried treats me differently because of my mental health

    So I’ve never really been fond of my fiancé’s best friend, to be frank she is a pompous know it all and talks down to pretty much everyone. Previously people may remember me posting about my mum and he abusivr behaviour, well I’ve had to make up with her and deal with my mum for the time being...
  2. PurpleDaffodils

    Overthinking Creating Self-Loathing

    I'm in a weird situation... Been seeing this guy though we both agreed we didn't want to put the relationship label on it due to our past relationships. I know he's a good guy. He's a genuinely sweet and helpful person and he has a flirty personality, and generally has a lot of female friends...
  3. Lostinthestatic

    Do you ever forget how to interact with others?

    There are times when I feel completely clueless as to how I should speak/behave around other people... or, there times when I am oblivious to something that everyone else in the group noticed/became aware of. Even if that just means I didn’t understand a joke, or realize there was a joke at all...
  4. Lostinthestatic

    Tired of explaining and justifying myself

    My boyfriend doesn’t understand me being mentally ill and we aren’t at a place in our relationship where I can just educate him because he just never gets it. He believes I can control my emotions I’m just not trying hard enough. Recently our relationship has caused me so much stress I don’t...
  5. 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...
  6. S

    Need some insight and opinions on how to deal w/ someone w/ depression

    To kind of give some insight on the current situation, I met a guy the same day he attempted suicide. We became very good friends and after a few months became a lot more serious. Of course, he was one of those people who didn't want to bring me down with him as he said and cut communication for...
  7. M

    In a relationship with someone with BPD

    Hi all and thanks for the look. I've been dating my current girlfriend for 7 months now. Once we started dating, she was very upfront about suffering from anxiety and had been treated for depression. She is also in recovery, over a yr now, she's an alcoholic. I'm not sure if it's BPD, she...
  8. elliepaige20

    Anxiety has affected my life since I was 8

    Since childhood, I've always been an anxious/shy person. Growing up I had a best friend who we'll call Mandy. We used to do everything together and were really close, however I always had the strangest feeling that her mother didn't like me. One day, Mandy stopped coming into school, and her...
  9. A

    Hi

    Hi folks I have arrived here after a night of insomnia and a google on mental health forums. I am having a bit of a rough time with intrusive thoughts (going in annoying loops) and insomnia. This is all to do with the breakdown of a relationship last year, but while I had thought I was moving...
  10. Maya J

    Having a bit of a moment

    Hi everyone, I have BPD traits (emotional dysregulation, fear of abandonment, paranoia at times etc) and the worst thing is I can be fine one day but not ok at all the next, and moods change in one day. I have rang the GP, hopefully I will get an appointment tomorrow. I'm not happy with my...
  11. W

    I’m not sure what to do

    I got in a relationship with a girl I deeply fancied in early 2018 and for the first weeks things where intense, but great. Suddenly, I started having random doubts about whether I actually liked her at all and wasn’t able to shake them; despite the fact I cry everytime she goes away for a...
  12. D

    Anxiety with close friends

    Hi there, I've managed to get over anxiety when meeting new people. However, in my mind, once they become a potential close friend, I feel like I value the friendship more, and I get anxiety. This has driven some relationships away in my life. I'd like to know if anyone has advice on how to...
  13. I

    Do i have PTSD?

    Hi all, I'm asking the question here, as I feel like if I go to my GP, I might be wasting their valuable time. I've always connected PTSD with people who have much more terrifying experiences than I ever have, soldiers and victims of horrific car crashes for example, but I'm beginning to wonder...
  14. A

    Anxiety is ruining me relationship

    I have really bad anxiety of meeting new people I met my partner when I was in a place I felt happy and outgoing our relationship moved quickly and every day was great we have a child on the way and she suffered some depression during the start of the pregnancy and I struggled seeing her like...
  15. N

    Possible diagnosis

    I have been told a few times now that I may have BPD. Manifesting itself in irrational behavior, mood swings, lies, etc. I always tend to have some level of extreme anxiety and it only gets worse with stress situations. Most recently, I lied to my boyfriend of a couple months about my profession...
  16. D

    girls

    I want to meet a girl for a relationship without commitment
  17. S

    Potentially suicidal boyfriend's controlling behaviour.

    Hello all, Last year I was in a relationship with an artist who was helping me work on a large scale commercial project. She's a close friend of many years and has always been a fast and reliable worker. Unfortunately, it all came crashing down this time last year. Ever since her last...
  18. S

    Relationship Anxiety, Confused, Please Help

    Hi Everyone. This is new to me but I'm really in need of some help from people who might understand how I'm feeling because I'm at a loss. I've been with my boyfriend nearly two years. The first year was a struggle, he is a year and half younger than me and is finishing uni. Within the first...
  19. P

    How do i start getting help?

    Hi, everyone. Here's my situation. I'm a 39 year old man living in the northeast US. I have severe anxiety and i'm depressed. I basically have no life. I'm single and haven't dated in years. I don't work and haven't worked in years. I don't drive, i've never gotten a license to drive. At this...
  20. C

    Ex BPD PARTNER - help and advice please?

    Spent a confusing, bewildering, traumatic, emotionally damaging 18mths with undiagnosed high functioning BPD male partner. both his teenage daughters have depression and his he/his mother have a troubled Mother Complex type relationship - his dad abandoned them at birth - where she is...