He doesn’t seem willing to commit, and she needs to move on.
After learning the full scope of my boyfriend’s finances, I don’t know if I should continue the relationship.
It’s been almost two years; am I wasting my time?
After 30 years, I want to tell her the truth, but I don’t know how.
She hasn’t been a great parent to me, and I don’t want her repeating those patterns with my future kids.
I don’t want a relationship with her, but my parents want us to make up.
Do I have to invite him this year?
Seeing photos with his ex-wife and kids pushed me over the edge.
How do we explain the estrangement to our kids?
She’s making some unhealthy choices, and it’s hard to watch.
She seems to find fault with everything I do.
I have felt for many years that she has kept me at arm’s length, and it seems to have worsened recently.
I’ve told him that I don’t want to talk to him, but he won’t leave me alone.
I feel like I am stuck in a fight I don’t want to have.
I feel betrayed and angry that he kept this from me for so many years.
I don’t want to burden her when she’s going through such a difficult time, but I need to talk to her about my grief.
Being truly supportive of someone who is in pain requires strength, patience, self-knowledge, and discipline, “Dear Therapist” writes.
Tough conversations provide opportunities for pain and conflict, but also for growth and healing, “Dear Therapist” writes.
Loss often feels utterly isolating, but seeking out connection and support can help you find a way forward, “Dear Therapist” writes.
Parent-child relationships are constantly evolving, and as children grow, “Dear Therapist” writes, parents have to recalibrate what their role is.