Archive | Mental Health

My Daughter Hates Me

Question: Dear Luise: My daughter & I have always been very close. She would turn to medaily to ask for help, advice, opinions, or just to talk.  We were SO close. 3 yrs ago I battled with addiction to pain killers & during that time frame she became very irritable w/me, yet supportive & still expressing that she loved […]

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11 Year-old Acting Out

Question: Dear Luise: I have an 11 year son, AJ. His father and I split when he was 2. About 9 months ago he started to really lash out and have what we would call “outbursts”, he becomes unruley and starts to scream. Just recently he has become verbally abusive to his father and step-mother. […]

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My Son Doesn’t Want To Grow Up

Question: Dear Luise: My son is about to turn 19.  He has always been anxious and wasdiagnosed with ADHD early, later ASD and recently OCD!  He has not had a good time at school and so we withdrew him to do part time distance education.  His OCD is out of control and he yells and […]

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Is It OK To Send My Kids To My Parents

Question: Dear Luise: I am struggling as a single mother.  I am 26yrs old and have a 5yr old and 3yr old.  THEY ARE MY EVERYTHING!!  I was a successfulcollege student and worked for the last 2yrs.  Because of bad economic decisions on my behalf, I lost our apartment last July.  Fortunately,my father gave me […]

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I Haven’t Done Anything Wrong

Question: Dear Luise:  My daughter married a man that did not respect me before they got married. Now I have two beauttiful grandchildren. A 4 year-old grandson and a 2 year-old granddaughter. I live with my sister who adopted a mentally handicaped boy. He is seventeen but acts like a 5 yr old. My grandson […]

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I’m Getting Mixed Messages

Question: Dear Luise: My Husband of 11 years announced he wanted to separate. He and I have 1 child together and I have one from a previous marriage. We have suffered huge financial change in the last couple of years. My husband has been diagnosed with bipolar and anger management issues, about 4 years ago […]

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She’s Completely Changed

Question: Dear Luise: my 7 yo grandaughter stated she hates her life. her parents divorced 3 yrs ago.her mother remarried 2 yrs ago with a extented family of a 8 yo daughter.they had a baby girl 5 months ago.prior to all this she was a happy only child.over the past 1 to 2 yrs she has […]

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