Case 742


In my almost thirty years of life, I have had two romantic relationships, but both were disasters. I suffered humiliations, mockery, lies, and deception. After the last relationship, I went to therapy a couple of times.   Both men have moved on to new relationships, and... I can’t help feeling angry to see they’re apparently [...]

Case 7422022-08-02T16:16:53-07:00

Case 735


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 [...]

Case 7352022-06-13T16:56:59-07:00

Case 684


It may be that my mother loves me, but she doesn’t like me, and I don’t like her.... When I was twenty, I moved away to another city, but my family problems keep following me. My mother comes to visit several months of the year. My father and mother don’t love each other anymore. She [...]

Case 6842021-07-30T15:17:34-07:00

Case 665


A few months ago, I moved to another country to live with my father. I am twenty-two years old, and my parents divorced twenty years ago.... My father is now with another woman, but he continues to loathe my mother. Ever since I moved in with him... he has become very violent. He hasn’t actually [...]

Case 6652022-09-01T14:43:05-07:00

Case 629


Ten years ago, I asked my husband for a divorce because he emotionally abused me and made fun of me in front of other people.... After we were separated he said very cruel things about me, such as that I had been unfaithful to him. He remarried, but he has separated from that woman close [...]

Case 6292021-01-20T00:15:49-07:00

Case 566


I am thirty-nine years old. I love my boyfriend a lot, but he treats me very badly. He calls me the worst names that you can imagine. He shakes me violently... and never apologizes. I love him so much that I make up with him instead. I’ve tried to break up with him, but I [...]

Case 5662021-01-20T00:45:20-07:00

Case 557


I’ve lived my whole life walking on a tightrope with regard to my family of origin. In my house there has always been verbal abuse and sometimes even physical violence for as far back as I can remember. That’s why I’ve not yet decided to start my own family. I don’t think I’m ready, and [...]

Case 5572021-01-20T01:26:07-07:00

Case 548


I’m thirty-nine years old. Six months ago, I separated from my wife, and I am being unfaithful to her. Before that happened, she made life impossible for me with her children. She was a widow with four teenage kids who never accepted me, but rather treated me with contempt.... We had a daughter together... but [...]

Case 5482021-01-20T01:21:48-07:00

Case 541


I was abused by my husband of fifteen years. About eight months after our separation, I began a relationship with a married man. One time my oldest son, who is thirteen, found us kissing. That eventuated in my son going to live with his father, and he hasn’t wanted to see me since then. He [...]

Case 5412021-01-20T00:59:37-07:00

Case 518


When I was twelve years old, my parents got divorced because my father abused my mother so badly that a judge issued a restraining order preventing my father from coming to our house or seeing us. About three years ago, my father contacted me saying that he wanted to talk to me and meet my [...]

Case 5182021-01-20T01:38:44-07:00
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