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  • How to overcome childhood trauma/ sensitivity to certain situations? ?

    I’m a college student and for the most part I’m pretty happy with my life. I work and pay my bills, I have a girlfriend who is the love of my life and I have a mom and a brother that currently support me. 

    However I have childhood trauma and get triggered when situations reoccur. 

    I had an alcoholic father that made me feel insecure and i didn’t have a happy childhood/ended up being reclusive from people. He almost killed me driving home drunk as out of his mind twice and I was bullied many times because I smelled like cigarettes from my dad’s house and didn’t socialize much. I later moved to my mom’s and I gained confidence through therapy and sports/school activities that later pushed me through life and now I have a somewhat stable situation. 

    Long story short, I just get triggered at situations when I see some people happy with their family and I randomly get angry/jealous/sad on the inside. For example, last month a coworker of mine got this promotion and there was a celebration at a restaurant. Nothing too crazy but he is kind of competitive and arrogant. He had his family/Dad cheering him on as a “high achieving son.” I walked off after the first 30 minutes bc I couldn’t stand thinking about that experience. A combination of seeing him with a supportive family made me feel empty with almost a reason I can’t explain. 

    People would say “stop being so sensitive” but I just can’t help the thoughts. Any thoughts are helpful, I just want to change this thought pattern. 

    Psychology3 months ago
  • What equipment should I use to record EDM/ Trap music?

    I'm a guitarist and I have a basic idea about recording. But how would I be able to mix guitar with EDM beats and sounds? I heard Ableton is good, but what else should I get to write amazing music like the artists today on a budget less than $1000? I am trying too EDM beats and create sounds for an upcoming album.

    1 AnswerRap and Hip-Hop3 years ago
  • Troubling relationship with my father.?

    I didn t know my dad until I was in middle school and pretty much he was an angry alcoholic for most of my life. I m 20 years old and I currently live at his house and I have been for the last two years because my mom and stepdad are having issues. He constantly talks down about women and financial issues from the past and he has a very negative personality especially when he drinks. I can t stand it and I have been depressed and suicidal recently because we fought and I told him to go die alone because he said something bad about my mom. I love him but I don t know how to help him. He has Hepatitis B and my mom told me he doesn t have long. He s alone at his house and I m the only one that is left for him but he won t change. I want to leave but it hurts mes me and I don t know what to do. If someone has some advice to get out of here then I d appreciate it. I m a musician and I want to get out of the house but I feel lost and don t know where to start or if I should stay.

    3 AnswersFamily3 years ago
  • Should I send in my college transcript or start over? Help please!?

    I messed up my first college semester at UNT after highschool and I barely got a 0.8 GPA. But I recently have recovered and I made a 4.0 for the spring semester at the University of Texas at Arlington. I never sent in my UNT transcript but now I want to transfer to UT Austin after I complete my fall semester from Arlington. Should I send in my UNT transcript? I have credits from UNT and I am sure I can continue to make good grades but I am afraid my transcript from UNT will ruin my chances of getting in. What should i do?