Case 738

Infatuation/Falling in Love, Romantic Relationships/Courtship (Incompatibility)|

For the past two years I have been in love with a man who is thirty-six years old, and I am only eighteen. The first time that I saw him, I felt something very special.... Recently I saw him again. We looked at each other, and this time I felt something even stronger. Now I feel nervous, and I’m too embarrassed to talk to him. I’m scared to get close to him, especially since he [...]

Case 737

Death / Grief|

A few weeks ago, I traveled to another country without my twenty-eight and thirty-year-old adult children. Just a few days later, my older son jumped from a third floor and killed himself. So I returned to my country, but now I don’t have the energy to do anything at all. I would appreciate a word of advice. Dear Friend, We can’t even imagine the depths of despair that you have found yourself in! To lose [...]

Case 736

Family|

I found out that my brother’s wife had been unfaithful. She gave me her phone to take it for repair, and I happened to see some indecent photos on it that I realized were of her with my sister’s husband. That bothered me a lot, so I confronted them and told them that they had better break it off. I didn’t want to mention it to my brother and sister so as not to harm [...]

Case 735

Abuse, Forgiveness|

I have a brother whose wife left him because of physical and emotional abuse.... Now he’s living with another woman.... He is a macho manipulator....   Right now, both my brother and I live with my parents. All my life he has verbally abused me.... The last time he assaulted me physically. I have chosen to stay away from him all the time.... It’s very difficult for me that we live under the same roof. [...]

Case 734

Divorce|

I got married two years ago, and now we are in the process of separating. My wife said that she was leaving because of our economic situation. She clarified that she loved me, but only in the good times when we had money. She insists that we get a divorce. What can I do?   Dear Friend,   We are very sorry to hear that your marriage is breaking up. However, what you tell us [...]

Case 733

Anger|

Twenty years ago my husband lost his job, and we went through a time of great need. We had three children: a two-year-old girl, a one-year-old girl, and a newborn baby boy. I got very depressed, as my children were very active and demanding. In a moment of anger, I cursed my oldest daughter. Since then I have felt tormented because I think that I can’t ever be forgiven for this and that my daughter [...]

Case 732

Depression / Anxiety / Panic|

Sometimes I feel that I should terminate my life. When I was a child, my father always told me that I was good for nothing.... Each time that I tried to get close to him, I ended up going off to cry because he got so angry with me. I felt like he hated me.   I’m twenty-five now, and he did change... but I can’t erase his angry look from my mind.   I [...]

Case 731

Absentee Parents|

I have two sons, one seventeen and the other two years old. The father of my first son died, and that son has grown up without a father. The father of my second son doesn’t want anything to do with his child.... When he found out that I was pregnant, he decided to go back and live with the family he had to begin with....   My baby got sick, so I had to call [...]

Case 730

Adoption of Children|

I am thirty-eight years old and I just ended a romantic relationship that lasted almost a year without having a child. I wanted to have at least one child who would bring me happiness, and to do everything in my power to give that child everything that a child needs....   Thankfully I have a job that makes it possible for me to live comfortably. But I haven’t lost hope of finding a woman who [...]