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Forum: Education and Careers December 2nd 2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Mallika
Overwhelmed at work.

Things have gone downhill at work over the past month.

It all started with my boss giving me a project to do with no clear instructions. Thatís just the way she is with assigning projects to any...
Forum: Anxiety and Stress November 29th 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Non-PG13 (Strong Language): College is stressful as hell
Views: 134
Posted By Mallika
Re: College is stressful as hell

Hi there,

Thank you for coming to TeenHelp to share how you feel. Your experience is completely valid and something many college students go through all around the world.

I did decently well in...
Forum: Friends and Family November 29th 2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Mallika
Re: Do you know what this means?

Hi Justin,

Thanks for reaching out! When we have a crush on someone, itís very natural to analyse their every move, especially when we have something to do with their interactions.

However, in...
Forum: Relationships and Dating November 29th 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Mallika
Re: In love with him

Hi Michaela,

I'm a little late to this convo but I'm rooting for you!! I'm so happy that you wrote out a letter expressing your feelings.

As someone who has confessed my feelings to a friend...
Forum: Education and Careers November 22nd 2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Mallika
Re: So tired.

Hello there!

I know I'm late to the conversation, but I just thought of checking in with you - how are you doing now? Have you heard back from any of your job applications?

Remember what you...
Forum: Sex and Puberty November 1st 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By Mallika
Re: White stuff on penis

Hello there,

Welcome to TeenHelp!!

I second what Hollie said - we are not medical professionals so we're unable to point towards what it exactly could be. However, there are a couple of things...
Forum: Relationships and Dating October 25th 2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By Mallika
Re: Worried I am going to get set up

Hello there,

Thank you for reaching out! This is a very valid situation and you are right to have these concerns.

Older adults have this tendency to match-make - it's a universal thing. I...
Forum: Rape and Abuse October 18th 2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,984
Posted By Mallika
Re: I need help, trigger warning.

Hello there,

I'm sorry for being so late to the conversation.

Firstly, I want to send you all my love and support. I'm so, so sorry that this has happened to you. I personally do not know...
Forum: Depression and Suicide October 18th 2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By Mallika
Re: Is it time to end it?

Hi Danni,

Thanks for reaching out to us here on TeenHelp!! Your situation is a very understandable and valid one.

While it is nice to hear that you have found good company in your boyfriend at...
Forum: Friends and Family October 11th 2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 941
Posted By Mallika
Re: Just need it to stop.

Hello,

Thanks for reaching out! I'm so sorry that you're having to undergo this.

I know what it's like because I've been in your shoes. When family members fight, it just inadvertently affects...
Forum: Education and Careers October 11th 2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Mallika
Re: Back to school

Hi Sarah,

Lovely question! It's also nice to hear about the things you did at university.

I moved continents (from Singapore to Ireland) to study genetics for 4 years. I absolutely loved my...
Forum: Pregnancy and Childcare October 5th 2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Non-PG13: What should i do
Views: 729
Posted By Mallika
Re: What should i do

Hi Destiny,

I agree with Sarah. That sort of comment is unacceptable. I'd be so disgusted if a random guy, acquaintance or even a friend told me I was "finger-licking good". Romantic partners may...
Forum: Relationships and Dating September 27th 2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Mallika
Re: Can't concentrate

Hello there,

Thank you for reaching out! I want to start off by saying that your emotions are completely valid. You're definitely justified to be upset and angry at V's friend. I too would feel...
Forum: Relationships and Dating September 27th 2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Mallika
Re: I feel like a loser.

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out!

Personally, I don't think there was anything wrong with what you did. In fact, I probably would've done the same thing in your position. I'm not very trusting...
Forum: Sex and Puberty September 20th 2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Non-PG13 (Strong Language): HELP
Views: 861
Posted By Mallika
Re: HELP

Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out!

Like RiviŤre said, it's quite normal to be drawn to sexual arousal when you're young. However, I'd be concerned if it is affecting your day-to-day life.
...
Forum: Education and Careers September 13th 2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By Mallika
Re: Med, Law, or nothing?

Hello there!

Thank you for reaching out!

First off, like others have mentioned here - your career is YOUR choice and no one else's. You don't deserve to spend your energy and precious time on...
Forum: Anxiety and Stress September 13th 2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 943
Posted By Mallika
Re: Something is wrong with me.

Hello there,

Thank you for reaching out!

Showers are good, they help us relax. There is nothing wrong of you to shower several times as part of a daily routine. I too shower twice a day...
Forum: Guest Advice Box September 6th 2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Triggering (Suicide): I'm scared for my dad
Views: 1,630
Posted By Mallika
Re: I'm scared for my dad

Hello there,

Thank you so much for reaching out. I can imagine it must have been quite difficult to share something so deep and painful.

First of all, you're being a wonderful child to your...
Forum: Anxiety and Stress September 6th 2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By Mallika
Re: How to talk to my friends about social anxiety

Hi Lyra,

Thank you so much for reaching out. You reaching out here on TeenHelp is itself an admirable step towards overcoming your anxiety. It's good that you're being so proactive about this.
...
Forum: Announcements August 31st 2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By Mallika
Re: TeenHelp Summer Awards - The results are in!

Hearty congratulations to all our winners!! It's great to be surrounded by a team of such dedicated staff volunteers :hug:
Forum: Peer Pressure and Bullying August 31st 2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,071
Posted By Mallika
Re: Feeling down.

Hello there!

Thanks for reaching out!

So this situation definitely calls for some action. Since she has troubled you before, there is no saying she won't trouble you again. It is important that...
Forum: Friends and Family August 23rd 2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,851
Posted By Mallika
Re: How do I avoid toxic situtions?

Hello there,

Thank you for reaching out and I'm sorry that you haven't got a reply yet.

You're definitely not alone in feeling like you're always caught in toxic situations. I too have been in...
Forum: Relationships and Dating August 4th 2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,419
Posted By Mallika
Re: Psycho I guess

Hello there,

Thank you for reaching out! You've already got some good responses here so I will weigh in my two cents.

Like Garyl said, you're 100% not in the wrong. You were heavily manipulated...
Forum: General August 4th 2021, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,919
Posted By Mallika
Re: Favorite scents

I love this question and seeing all your responses!

I've always been a big fan of scents. I have a very keen sense of smell as well, which has been a blessing. It's quite hard for me to pick and...
Forum: Friends and Family July 25th 2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,033
Posted By Mallika
Re: Leaving a sibling in a toxic place

Hi Danni,

Thank you so much for reaching out and I'm sorry that you haven't received a response yet.

Firstly, I want to say that you are a very thoughtful older sibling to look out for your...
Forum: Relationships and Dating July 13th 2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By Mallika
Re: Letter

Hi Sue,

I'm glad to know that your meeting with him went well. It was definitely considerate of him to meet you before leaving to tell you how he felt. At least now that he knows your feelings,...
Forum: Announcements July 4th 2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By Mallika
Re: New Forum areas.

Hi Rob,

I love these! Thanks to you and the rest of the team for all your efforts.
Forum: Relationships and Dating July 4th 2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By Mallika
Re: Letter

Hi Sue,

Thanks for reaching out! So I've been more or less in the same situation as you before and did the same thing. Long story short: I'm glad I did what I did and have no regrets.

I really...
Forum: Sex and Puberty June 26th 2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Non-PG13 (Strong Language): is this illegal ?
Views: 2,666
Posted By Mallika
Re: is this illegal ?

Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out!

I am not knowledgeable enough about Australian law to say if this was illegal or not, but I can say with confidence that this adult's behaviour was...
Forum: Sex and Puberty June 15th 2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Female Advice Preferred: I don't understand what's happening
Views: 2,555
Posted By Mallika
Re: I don't understand what's happening

Hello,

Thanks for reaching out. You're absolutely justified for your concern. I would definitely suggest meeting a doctor - a general practitioner would be good - about this. Particularly the...
Forum: General Health June 15th 2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,543
Posted By Mallika
Re: Embarrassing Problem ?

Hello there,

Thank you for reaching out. I understand why you might be embarrassing, but be rest assured that we all encounter things like this at some or the other time.

Since you're a really...
Forum: General June 15th 2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,758
Posted By Mallika
Re: Achievements.

Finishing my degree with a first class honours, working hard preparing for higher studies, trying to stay afloat with all that life is throwing at me :hug:
Forum: Sex and Puberty June 9th 2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Female Advice Preferred: Maybe something is wrong with me.
Views: 2,899
Posted By Mallika
Re: Maybe something is wrong with me.

Hello there,

Thanks for reaching out. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you. Nothing at all. I'm 23 and I've never been in a relationship, let alone have sex. Most of my friends have been...
Forum: Guest Advice Box May 31st 2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
:(
Views: 1,476
Posted By Mallika
Re: :(

Hello there,

Thank you for reaching out. You are definitely not stupid for feeling this way. This is a valid matter to talk about.

Firstly, how old was your sister when this started? If she was...
Forum: Friends and Family May 27th 2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,328
Posted By Mallika
Re: I feel like they have forgotten me

Hi Scout,

Thank you for reaching out. Firstly, your feelings are completely valid and natural. It is clear that you were very close to the people in your previous job.

I can imagine how much it...
Forum: Why Me? May 24th 2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9,821
Non-PG13 (Strong Language): Screaming thread.
Views: 184,927
Posted By Mallika
Re: Screaming thread.

I can't believe the time has already come. What I had been skirting around my whole life has just smacked me in the face. Wish things had just worked out differently so things would be much...
Forum: Relationships and Dating May 17th 2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,046
Posted By Mallika
Re: Somethings up, and feelings are weird.

Hello there,

Thanks for reaching out! It's been a few days since your original post - have you been in touch with him after that?

Like RiviŤre said, while it's easy to think of the worst, it...
Forum: Peer Pressure and Bullying May 17th 2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Triggering (Bullying): Upset
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mallika
Re: Upset

Hello there,

Thanks for reaching out!! You must have had to go through a lot because of this - I hope you're faring better now.

I'm so sorry that you had to become a victim to one of the...
Forum: Relationships and Dating May 10th 2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,850
Posted By Mallika
Re: falling out of love (trying to)

Hello there,

Thanks for reaching out!

I'm sorry that you're going through a tough rejection - I've been there and it sucks. I understand that you will be in a state of denial for some time and...
Forum: Relationships and Dating May 10th 2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,862
Posted By Mallika
Re: how to stop being used.

Hello there,

Thanks for reaching out!

Like the others have already mentioned here, I would also suggest that you have to set some boundaries with him. It appears that you're not entirely sure...
Forum: Relationships and Dating May 1st 2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,926
Posted By Mallika
Re: How to support and not smother

Hello Danni!

Thanks for reaching out.

Firstly, I think it's really admirable that you're so concerned and empathetic about his situation. I think it's a great virtue.

Sarah has touched on...
Forum: Friends and Family May 1st 2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,267
Posted By Mallika
Re: I donít know what I should do with her

Hello there,

Thanks for reaching out!! I completely agree with what Christine and Sarah have already said here.

I've also been ghosted before after a 5 year friendship, so I know how tough it...
Forum: Sex and Puberty April 29th 2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,490
Posted By Mallika
Re: Late and Confused.

Hello there!

Thank you for reaching out!! A period could arrive late due to many factors, such as stress, and does not always indicate pregnancy. For example, I have missed a month of my period...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures April 25th 2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hello All!

Hello Wes,

Welcome to TeenHelp!! I'm glad you've joined us!

Thank you for such a nice intro - you seem to have lots of exciting hobbies! It's super cool that you write plays - I think theatre...
Forum: Death, Grieving and Coping With Loss April 24th 2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,267
Posted By Mallika
Re: My uncle died last night.

Hi Dez,

My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. Death of a loved one is a difficult time, so please make sure that you are taking out some time to look after your mental...
Forum: Relationships and Dating April 11th 2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Female Advice Preferred: Scared but considering it
Views: 3,417
Posted By Mallika
Re: Scared but considering it

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out! I'm 23 and never dated before. I've experienced similar emotions as the ones you've described before, so I hope I can help a little.

Firstly, I don't think...
Forum: Friends and Family April 4th 2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,802
Posted By Mallika
Re: TW for family diseases: Should I talk to my family about this?

Hi Gris,

Thank you for reaching out to us on TeenHelp. I'm sorry that you had to find out about your father's condition in this manner. I think the others have given some really good ideas and...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures April 4th 2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,292
Posted By Mallika
Re: Let's try this again..how long has it been?

Welcome back Jake!! Looking forward to getting to know you through this site!! :D
Forum: Arrivals and Departures March 22nd 2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,292
Posted By Mallika
Re: Let's try this again..how long has it been?

Hi Jake!

Welcome back to TeenHelp!! Feel free to PM me if you would like to chat about anything! :D
Forum: Film and Television March 22nd 2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,071
Posted By Mallika
Re: HG TUDOR: YOU TUBE

Hi Tommy,

Thank you for sharing those links for the benefit of someone else who might need them! That's very thoughtful of you. Take care! :hug:
Forum: Peer Pressure and Bullying March 22nd 2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,892
Posted By Mallika
Re: My school's laughable anti-bullying stance

Hi Tommy,

Thanks so much for reaching out. I'm so sorry that you had to go through such a tough time at school with those meanies.

Bullying is such a big problem on its own, but it's worse when...
Forum: Friends and Family March 14th 2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,976
Posted By Mallika
Re: Brother intends to get married soon

Hi Sarah,

Thanks so much for reaching out regarding this. Your concern on this matter is very genuine. I happen to be Indian, so I might be able to give you some insights from the cultural point...
Forum: Film and Television March 14th 2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,071
Posted By Mallika
Re: HG TUDOR: YOU TUBE

Hi Tommy,

It's nice that you are keen on learning more about your family and on this topic in particular. Thank you for sharing about this channel; it might be a useful source for others keen on...
Forum: Pregnancy and Childcare March 7th 2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,858
Posted By Mallika
Re: Help please when you have time. Thank you.

Hello there,

Thanks for reaching out. I completely agree with Sarah and Hollie.

We don't know for sure what she's going through until she tells you. The best way to go about this is to have an...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures March 7th 2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Triggering (Abuse): Hello I'm Tommy!
Views: 1,355
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hello I'm Tommy!

Hi Tommy,

Welcome to TeenHelp! I've heard a lot about you through your sisters.

Firstly, I'm so sorry to hear about your rough past. It must've been very difficult given your young age. It is...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures March 7th 2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hello, Old Friend.

Hi Stacey,

Welcome back! Glad to see you here and hope to get you know you through the site :D

Feel free to DM me if you'd like to chat about anything!
Forum: Friends and Family February 28th 2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,375
Posted By Mallika
Re: What's the matter with my best friend?

Thank you so much Sarah and Hollie for your advice.

After seeing your replies this morning, I reached out to a mutual friend who was really close to my best friend (let's call him V). This mutual...
Forum: Friends and Family February 27th 2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,375
Posted By Mallika
What's the matter with my best friend?

Hello,

I'm actually writing this as I'm concerned about what might be going on with my best friend. We became close in high school and remained so throughout college, keeping in touch, sharing...
Forum: Sex and Puberty February 27th 2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,126
Posted By Mallika
Re: Gynecologist and fat shaming

Hello!

It's great that you work in a job that helps people advocate for themselves. It is very understandable why you are feeling this way regarding advocating for yourself, given the...
Forum: Rape and Abuse February 27th 2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Female Advice Preferred: Is this okay?
Views: 1,274
Posted By Mallika
Re: Is this okay?

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out! I think Eli has given a great answer there and I will just add on to what they've said.

Touching someone else's private parts without consent is not...
Forum: Sex and Puberty February 20th 2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,126
Posted By Mallika
Re: Gynecologist and fat shaming

Hello!

Thank you for sharing this with us. While I have not used contraceptives before, I'll try to help.

Recently I listened to a podcast whereby a gynaecologist was almost forcing an...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures February 20th 2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Mallika
Re: Nooby noob here

Hi Lee!

Welcome to TeenHelp! I'm glad you've found us!

You're always welcome to start a thread in any of the relevant forums, and either staff member(s) and/or other users will share some...
Forum: Death, Grieving and Coping With Loss February 16th 2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,573
Posted By Mallika
Re: One of my best friends died last night

Hi Wendi,

I'm incredibly sorry for your loss - the pain must be unimaginable. I too had lost a friend a couple of years ago due to suicide and her death was a huge shock. Even now, sometimes, I...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures February 16th 2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By Mallika
Re: Popping in but don't quite think im back

Hi Dionna!

Welcome back to TeenHelp! I'm glad to meet you! You seem to have gone through a lot; if there's anything you'd like to chat about, feel free to drop me a PM! :hug:
Forum: Food and Recipes February 16th 2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,173
Posted By Mallika
Re: What is your very favourite cheese?

Wow, that cheese place in Sardinia sounds cool! I've heard of Snowdonia - they seem to make really great cheeses. I think the Italians are incredible with their cheese - I remember having this...
Forum: Relationships and Dating February 10th 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,360
Posted By Mallika
Re: Friends or just dating

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out! I think Eli has raised some great pointers already. I'll try to give some more advice.

I would consider the element of maturity when it comes to boys. From...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures February 10th 2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By Mallika
Re: I have been on a long journey...

Hello Amanda!

A warm welcome back to TeenHelp!!

You're such a tough cookie for having braved all those days :hug: It's amazing that you now want to come back and contribute to this amazing...
Forum: Announcements February 10th 2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,887
Posted By Mallika
Re: Relaunch of TeenHelp's email newsletter and mailing list

Very happy to read about this! I've signed up :hug:
Forum: Friends and Family February 5th 2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,748
Posted By Mallika
Re: And now we are 4!

Hi Wendi,

Congratulations on meeting your long-lost sister! Wow, I can't even imagine how exhilarating and life-changing that must be.

It's lovely to know that young Tommy now has a home with...
Forum: Relationships and Dating February 5th 2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Female Advice Preferred: am i wrong for this
Views: 4,281
Posted By Mallika
Re: am i wrong for this

Hi Kay,

I don't think you were being unreasonable by deciding to break up due to lack of communication. Is there a reason/incident that preceded the period of no communication? Perhaps a fight?...
Forum: Relationships and Dating January 28th 2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,622
Posted By Mallika
Re: Oral sex with sisters boyfriend

Hi there,

Thank you so much for reaching out and sharing your story with us.

I think your sister's boyfriend's behaviour is inappropriate and - please don't mind me - downright disgusting. He...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures January 28th 2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By Mallika
Re: Guess iím back

Welcome back Lucy!

Lovely to know that you've moved in to a new place with your boyfriend.

The past few months have been tough for many of us, including me, and so I believe we will be able to...
Forum: General Health January 22nd 2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,701
Posted By Mallika
Re: Julie has chest infection

Hi Wendi,

I'm so sorry to hear that your sister Julie fell sick and her condition worsened. But it's also heartening to hear that she is slowly improving. It's lovely that your mother has come...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures January 22nd 2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,375
Posted By Mallika
Re: Somewhat of a return

Hi Michael,

Welcome back to TeenHelp!! It's great that you've decided to step back into this space.

I really like your mindset about anything being possible - and I agree 100%. I too had a few...
Forum: Education and Careers January 16th 2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,682
Posted By Mallika
Re: No solution

Hi Sue,

Thank you for reaching out. I think you have a very genuine doubt so I'm happy that you've expressed your feelings about it so clearly.

Firstly, the traditional academic path - high...
Forum: Mental Health January 16th 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,844
Posted By Mallika
Re: "Pandemic Fatigue"

Hi Wendi,

Great write-up, and I think you shared some great points there. Like you mentioned, living in isolation is not natural for our species, but this is what COVID-19 has done to us now. Last...
Forum: Relationships and Dating January 16th 2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,792
Posted By Mallika
Re: mixed signals leading to nowhere (and sadness)

Hi there,

Thank you so much for reaching out with your story. I'm sorry that this is such a confusing situation. Trust me, I've been where you are, waiting on someone's response after a confession...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures January 16th 2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hey, Hi, Hello!

Hi Ally,

Welcome to TeenHelp! I'm glad you've found us.

Firstly, congratulations on your engagement and it's nice to know that you have a lovely young kid. The past year has been pretty...
Forum: Relationships and Dating January 9th 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,818
Posted By Mallika
Re: Why is there always history?

Hi there,

Thanks for your post!

I think we can appreciate that now, things are different. If the bullying has stopped and you feel that sufficient time has lapsed for people not to repeat what...
Forum: Announcements January 9th 2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,969
Posted By Mallika
Re: TeenHelp's holiday competition!

Congratulations, all! :hug:
Forum: Education and Careers January 9th 2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,417
Posted By Mallika
Re: Careers

Congratulations!

So happy to hear that your exams are done now and that you've signed a contract for your job too!! Wishing you the very best!

If you studied well and did your best during the...
Forum: Friends and Family January 1st 2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,962
Posted By Mallika
Re: Helped a mate

Hi Justin,

You helped out a friend in need - there is nothing to feel bad about that! I think it's very admirable that you helped a person who's in such a dire situation, considering his kids...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures January 1st 2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
Posted By Mallika
Re: I'm Back! :)

Hello Rylan!

Happy to meet a veteran TeenHelper, and even happier to see you back here! I'm Mallika and I joined TeenHelp last Jan, a year ago. I'm currently finishing my undergrad degree and...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures January 1st 2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,426
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hey everyone

Ariel is a beautiful name, and like Holly said, it is apt for your username 'Ditzy Mermaid' and your overall mermaid theme :D
Forum: Arrivals and Departures January 1st 2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hello, I'm new.

Hello Soda,

Welcome to TeenHelp!! I'm happy that you've found us - you're always welcome to leave a message or start a thread whenever you log in.

Like the others have said, we are a warm and...
Forum: Announcements January 1st 2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By Mallika
Re: TeenHelp Winter Awards and Volunteer Of The Year 2020.

What a delightful surprise, a great way to start the new year! I didn't expect this at all! My heartiest congrats to Emma, both Sarah's, Jenna and Lynds! Also, a mighty WELL-DONE to everyone who has...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures December 27th 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By Mallika
Re: Back I donít know if anyone remembers me

Hi Justin,

Welcome back to TeenHelp!! I joined TeenHelp earlier this year in January so I believe I haven't met you before - anyway, it's great to meet you now! And I agree - this is a lovely site...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures December 23rd 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By Mallika
Re: I'm out of here

Bye Wendi!

It's been great knowing you through the site and I look forward to see you back here again.

It must have been a real last-minute scramble trying to leave the UK now that travel bans...
Forum: Mental Health December 20th 2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,986
Posted By Mallika
Incredible self-help for OCD

My fellow OCD fighters,

I would like to share with you an incredible resource I stumbled upon in the end of the October. It's a practical 4-step method designed by Dr Jeffrey Schwartz of UCLA that...
Forum: Sex and Puberty December 15th 2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,087
Posted By Mallika
Re: Do people care if you shave down there

Hello there!

You've got many great answers here already by other users and I agree with them. Body hair is a very personal choice - do what makes you comfortable.
Forum: Sex and Puberty December 15th 2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,888
Posted By Mallika
Re: Periods flow/cramps worse after masturbation

I haven't been in this situation either, but I second what RiviŤre has said here. Since you have observed a trend between period cramps becoming worse and masturbation, perhaps you might want to...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures December 15th 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,525
Posted By Mallika
Re: I'm new

Hi Skye,

You're very welcome here on TeenHelp! We are a nice, inclusive community full of people who want to show support to one-another.

Feel free to start a thread on any of the relevant...
Forum: Food and Recipes December 11th 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,877
Posted By Mallika
Re: KAADA (Indian healing drink)

Hi Wendi,

It's amazing that you have picked up the art of Indian cooking! Indeed, recipe books are only a framework. In Indian households; recipe books are seldom used - developing the art of...
Forum: Education and Careers December 9th 2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,016
Posted By Mallika
Re: Overwhelmed for college

Hey Danni,

Thanks for reaching out!! First of all, what you're undergoing is completely natural. Moving into college is stressful as it is; and on top of that we have to deal with the constraints...
Forum: Sex and Puberty December 9th 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,009
Posted By Mallika
Re: Desire to have a big one

Hi there,

Don't worry, there's nothing abnormal about this. Don't try to stop it by force, that seldom helps. We all have our tendencies and fantasies when it comes to exploring our sexual urges :)
Forum: Friends and Family December 9th 2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,599
Posted By Mallika
Re: Maman (French for Mother)

Hi Wendi,

Glad to know that your Maman is feeling better now; I sincerely wish her a speedy recovery.

Kadha is certainly great for sore throats. It also helps to chew on a couple of cloves...
Forum: Food and Recipes December 9th 2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,877
Posted By Mallika
Re: KAADA (Indian healing drink)

Hi Wendi,

As an Indian, I agree - this is a super healing ancient drink! Nowadays you get it all premixed and the powder basically sits in a packet for ages, not too optimal :hehe:, so it's much...
Forum: Friends and Family December 7th 2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,853
Posted By Mallika
Re: Do friends hug and kiss each other?

Hi there,

Thanks for your query! In my opinion, his behaviour doesn't seem like one reflective of a friend with whom you're in a platonic friendship. It seems to me that he has started having...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures December 7th 2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,397
Posted By Mallika
Re: 1st December

Hi there Wendi!

Glad to have you here on TeenHelp! It's lovely that you want to give advice whenever you can too. Remember that we're always here to hear you out if you need help with anything too...
Forum: Rape and Abuse December 2nd 2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Non-PG13: Trauma?
Views: 4,737
Posted By Mallika
Re: Trauma?

Hello there,

Thanks for reaching out! I think Dez and Holly have provided some great answers and I hope you've found some clarification already.

I second them in saying that it's natural for...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures December 2nd 2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hi All

Hello there!

Welcome to TeenHelp! You're always free to reach out if you need advice/support with anything :D
Forum: Relationships and Dating November 29th 2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,804
Posted By Mallika
Re: How do you get a girl to notice you

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out! I think it's nice that you have a girl on your mind whom you've known for some time now.

Asking someone out is a nerve-racking process and everyone has a...
Forum: Relationships and Dating November 16th 2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,789
Posted By Mallika
Re: Poly relationships

Hi Frankie,

Thanks for reaching out!

I opt for monogamous relationships too so I wouldn't be the best person to give you insight on polyamorous relationships; perhaps someone else would be able...
Forum: Relationships and Dating November 16th 2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,767
Posted By Mallika
Re: Make a move or wait?

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out!! I think in several aspects I went through what you're going through recently, so I might be in a position to advise.

It is natural to want to reach out to...
Forum: Relationships and Dating November 16th 2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,767
Posted By Mallika
Re: Make a move or wait?

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out!! I think in several aspects I went through what you're going through recently, so I might be in a position to advise.

It is natural to want to reach out to...
Forum: Fashion and Style November 8th 2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,552
Posted By Mallika
Re: Do you girls get your nails done for the holidays?

I think getting a holiday-themed manicure is a great idea :D It's so cute to have little decorations like snowflakes too. I haven't done so myself but would definitely be interested in getting one. I...
Forum: Relationships and Dating November 6th 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 22,300
Posted By Mallika
Re: Does this normally happen for an exceptionally attractive guy in high school?

Hi Amelia,

I think it's quite normal. It's crazy how some people are just born with all the looks and get all the girls :dem:

Growing up I saw things like this in school too. There is this one...
Forum: Sex and Puberty November 6th 2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,401
Posted By Mallika
Re: canít stop feeling turned on

Hi there,

First of all, don't be too hard on yourself. I've been exactly where you are now, and I know how stressful it can get. But, as I've had to learn the hard way, beating yourself over...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures November 6th 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By Mallika
Re: Checking in!

Hi Mel,

Thanks for checking in! I joined earlier this year so we definitely haven't met before.

Hope you're doing well and let's be friends! :hug:
Forum: Mental Health November 1st 2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,705
Posted By Mallika
Re: Possible OCD tendency?

Hi Hollie,

As an OCD sufferer myself, I can say your tendency does seem OCD-like, though I haven't heard much about it being a common symptom. I have a hair pulling problem (trichotillomania)...
Forum: General November 1st 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,655
Posted By Mallika
Re: Happy Halloween; vote for your favourite Halloween decoration photo!

I must admit - I was really conflicted while choosing my favourite among the 8! Well done to everyone who participated - those are some spook-tacular decorations! You're all super creative, I need...
Forum: Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction October 27th 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,011
Posted By Mallika
Re: Struggling to keep drinking down

Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out! I'm sorry that you're going through such a tough time with this.

Habits can be really hard to break, but definitely not impossible. You're not alone in...
Forum: Friends and Family October 27th 2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mallika
Re: Second time

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out here! I'm sorry that you haven't been able to tell anyone in real life about this.

Your sister's boyfriend's behaviour is certainly inappropriate and nasty. If...
Forum: Education and Careers October 26th 2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,896
Posted By Mallika
Re: Dream job/career.

You guys have such interesting goals and dreams!

I definitely want to work in the genetics sector as a genetic counsellor and hopefully as a cancer genetics researcher (but PhDs take so looooong...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures October 26th 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,203
Posted By Mallika
Re: I'm new.

Hello there!

Welcome to TeenHelp! Like Leah says, you'll find many lovely people here!

It's great to read about your interests and hobbies :) lounging about in coffeeshops and enjoying books...
Forum: General October 24th 2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,700
Posted By Mallika
Re: Halloween Decoration Contest! 🕷️

Hi Halcyon,

This concept is just so adorable! I'd love to participate, but where I live, we've just entered a super stringent 6-week lockdown due to the coronavirus figures surging here. And...
Forum: Rape and Abuse October 24th 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,845
Posted By Mallika
Re: She sent a letter and now I am paranoid

Hi Eli,

Thanks for reaching out!

I too think it is a little strange that she'd send you this letter out of the blue, when you haven't been in contact with your ex all these years. It somehow...
Forum: Relationships and Dating October 24th 2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By Mallika
Re: Breakup

Hi Sue,

Thanks for reaching out! It must be a really confusing and painful time - my heart goes out to you.

A quote by this children's author comes to my mind as I write this - "Don't cry...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures October 24th 2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,803
Posted By Mallika
Re: No one knows me but..

Hi Sam,

Welcome back to TeenHelp! It's so nice that you've come back here after all these years.

Congrats on being married and having a daughter! How old is she? :D

I'm Mallika, and I joined...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures October 24th 2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Hi
Views: 1,375
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hi

Hi Siren!

Welcome to TeenHelp!

Hope you'll enjoy being a part of our community and make some new friends! :hug:

Feel free to DM me if you have any worries/issues/anything to chat about!
Forum: Rape and Abuse October 21st 2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,860
Posted By Mallika
Re: Am I traumatized?

Hi Ashley,

Thank you for reaching out.

Let me start off by saying that feeling angry, hurt, upset and traumatised after all these years is natural after having experienced such a violent...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures October 21st 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,475
Posted By Mallika
Re: It's been 84 years...

Hi Sam,

Welcome back to TeenHelp!! It's great that you're back and that you've got so many things sorted out!

I'm Mallika and I joined in Jan this year. Looking forward to getting to know you :D
Forum: Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction October 21st 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,061
Posted By Mallika
Re: NON PG-13 Some form of sexual addiction? | Advice

Hi Katy,

Welcome to TeenHelp! You did the right thing by reaching out and I'm sure you'll get many great responses and insights here.

Addiction and obsessions are very real - whether it's...
Forum: Mental Health October 15th 2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,115
Posted By Mallika
Re: Decided to seek OCD therapy after 7 years

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for your kind words and support. It is encouraging to think that we are not alone in our struggle and we have each other for support.

Hope everyone takes a step...
Forum: Mental Health October 11th 2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,115
Posted By Mallika
Decided to seek OCD therapy after 7 years

Today being World Mental Health Day, I want to share that I've finally decided to seek therapy for my OCD after 7 years.

I first started getting intrusive thoughts when I was 13, but it was only...
Forum: Friends and Family October 9th 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,946
Posted By Mallika
Re: My dad feels like a stranger to me.

Hi Riz,

Thank you so much for reaching out! It must be a really confusing time, but you can get through this.

Divorce is never a blissful thing - it leaves a scar especially on the children...
Forum: Self Harm October 9th 2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,963
Posted By Mallika
Re: Dating app photos and self-harm scars (TW)

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out! I think RiviŤre has given a great answer and I second it.

It is better to open about it from the beginning - not only for another potential partner to see -...
Forum: Friends and Family October 9th 2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,983
Posted By Mallika
Re: Argument with my parents

Hi Michaela,

Thank you so much for reaching out. I'm sorry that you're having to go through this, it can get really stifling when parents don't understand your passion in a certain area. I've been...
Forum: Anxiety and Stress October 8th 2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,487
Posted By Mallika
Re: Anxiety and Stress over Hoarding Books

Hi Leah,

Thanks so much for reaching out about this! I know how beloved books are and how difficult it can be to part with them. I've had this experience with old toys and my cherished collection...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures October 8th 2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mallika
Re: Leaving

Good-bye Frankie!!

Thank you for your 13 years here! I'm sure you would have positively influenced the lives of so many people during their vulnerable moments, so you should be very proud of...
Forum: General Health October 4th 2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,773
Posted By Mallika
Re: Pain after IM shot (buttock area)

Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out! Ouch, that does sound painful and uncomfortable. Hope that you will get better soon!

Are the monthly IM shots related to the fracture you had in the...
Forum: Rape and Abuse October 4th 2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,882
Posted By Mallika
Re: Is this considered rape?

Hi there,

The others have given great responses and I agree. You are both above the age of consent and you mentioned that the sex was consensual (i.e. he didn't force himself on you).

People...
Forum: General October 4th 2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,709
Posted By Mallika
Re: What Country are you from while using TeenHelp?

Hello there!!

Mostly Ireland, but I'm also in Singapore at certain months of the year :hug:
Forum: Arrivals and Departures October 4th 2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By Mallika
Re: Back

Hi Holly,

Welcome back!! You've worked hard, hope your dissertation went well! It's all done and dusted now, time to give yourself a congratulatory pat :D
Forum: Arrivals and Departures September 29th 2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hello!

Hi there Ellie!!

Welcome back to TeenHelp! I'm glad that you've decided to come back to this safe space. I'm Mallika, and I'm relatively new here (joined in Jan this year).

The feelings of...
Forum: Education and Careers September 26th 2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mallika
Re: School.

Hi Emma,

Thank you for reaching out about this.

I understand how daunting college can be. Exactly what aspect about college do you not like?

If it's the course/major/stream itself, is there...
Forum: Friends and Family September 26th 2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,277
Posted By Mallika
Re: Friends

Hi Ellie,

Thank you so much for reaching out. This is no doubt a very difficult time especially since, like you said, the entire world is getting increasingly disconnected.

Our mental health is...
Forum: Rape and Abuse September 25th 2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Triggering: Was this rape?
Views: 1,782
Posted By Mallika
Re: Was this rape?

Hi there,

Thank you so much for reaching out. I can only imagine how overwhelming this has been for you.

I completely agree with Eli that what you've had to go through after the 5th time was...
Forum: Education and Careers September 25th 2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,485
Posted By Mallika
Re: Issues with a guy at work

Hi Sarah,

Thank you for reaching out.

From a third-person's point of view, this gym guy is really creepy. I think at this point, he isn't even trying to be subtle (especially the remark he...
Forum: Relationships and Dating September 21st 2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,360
Posted By Mallika
Re: Sexual tension vs platonic relationships

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out! I think Eli has already made some great points and answered your question.

I definitely second that the relationship you have with this person seems to be a...
Forum: Depression and Suicide September 21st 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,596
Posted By Mallika
Re: My friend told me that they are suicidal

Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out. It is good that you are concerned about this individual's mental health. Your presence can greatly support them.

I think first and foremost, you could...
Forum: Current Events and Debates September 16th 2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By Mallika
Re: USA West Coast wildfires

That's true :D

This year has indeed been pretty bad in many respects, here's to hoping that better days will come :hug:
Forum: Relationships and Dating September 15th 2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,323
Posted By Mallika
Re: separated in an abusive relationship

Hi Robert,

Thank you so much for reaching out.

As much as people with mental health conditions need our care and sympathy, we definitely cannot underestimate the toll it takes on those who are...
Forum: Current Events and Debates September 15th 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By Mallika
Re: USA West Coast wildfires

Oh wow, I see. I really hope that they will be able to contain all the fires soon. They destroy so many homes and forests :?
Forum: Current Events and Debates September 13th 2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By Mallika
Re: USA West Coast wildfires

Oh my :?

It must be so hard to go about doing daily tasks. As if the pandemic lockdown isn't enough, these have further forced people to stay indoors. I hope you're taking good care of yourself!...
Forum: Current Events and Debates September 13th 2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By Mallika
Re: USA West Coast wildfires

Gosh, it's really bad for respiratory health. Hope he's taking care not too go out too much :?:'(
Forum: Current Events and Debates September 12th 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By Mallika
Re: USA West Coast wildfires

The Australia bushfires were a really scary time too. I really hope that these fires will be under control soon!
Forum: Current Events and Debates September 12th 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By Mallika
Re: USA West Coast wildfires

Oh my!! I really hope that the fires will die out/get extinguished soon, though they are of such a massive scale. It's sad to think that so many forests and homes had to be burned out as a result of...
Forum: General September 12th 2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,084
Posted By Mallika
Re: Your personal code

I think your personal code is amazing. That's the true meaning of a relationship - a good relationship lies in loving companionship and mutual respect, whereby you feel the other person is truly your...
Forum: Current Events and Debates September 11th 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By Mallika
USA West Coast wildfires

Hi,

I've been seeing devastating photos of the wildfires in California and the other states in the western coast of the US all over social media and the news. They look really terrifying, and the...
Forum: Relationships and Dating September 11th 2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,255
Posted By Mallika
Re: Confusion and Confessing to Crushes

Hi Kayla,

Thank you for reaching out. I second Eli - though this is a very confusing time emotionally, I think it makes sense to put your foot forward about your feelings.

The very fact that...
Forum: Relationships and Dating September 11th 2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By Mallika
Re: he broke up with me

Hi Maddie,

I'm so so sorry that all of these difficult things are happening to you all at once. It's scary how life can strike us like a sledgehammer sometimes, but hey, that's what life is.
...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures September 11th 2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mallika
Re: hello :))

Hi Lyra,

Welcome to TeenHelp!

I'm glad that you could get some advice on a problem you were facing, and that you want to pass it on by guiding others. Whenever you are faced with an issue,...
Forum: Depression and Suicide September 9th 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Triggering (SH): help
Views: 1,587
Posted By Mallika
Re: help

Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out.

I agree with the above users that it would be best for you to talk to them about this. And this isn't an ordinary talk, but rather a heart-to-heart talk...
Forum: Death, Grieving and Coping With Loss September 6th 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,699
Posted By Mallika
Re: My grandma just passed away yesterday :(

Hello there,

Thank you for coming on to TeenHelp. It is no doubt a very difficult time and I give you and your family my condolences.

Death of a loved one is such an overwhelming matter to deal...
Forum: Rape and Abuse September 3rd 2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,765
Posted By Mallika
Re: the one thing I don't like about men

Hi Olivia,

I want to start off by saying that you're absolutely justified to feel the way you're feeling. It sucks so much to feel objectified. And as much as there are people out there who are...
Forum: Friends and Family September 1st 2020, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,430
Posted By Mallika
Re: My Internet Friend blocked me and I think it's my fault.

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out!

I second the above users. The reality is, there's only so much we know about Internet "friends". You haven't met him before, and it is highly possible that...
Forum: Mental Health September 1st 2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,692
Posted By Mallika
Re: OCD and handwashing

Hi Eli,

Thanks for reaching out regarding this. As someone who has lived with intrusive thoughts OCD, occurring on and off, right from when I was 15, I can definitely give you some pointers.
...
Forum: Relationships and Dating August 27th 2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,315
Posted By Mallika
Re: Should i let my boyfriend have a girl best friend?

Hi Maddie,

Thanks for reaching out.

I completely agree with the above users that when we're in a relationship, it's unhealthy to expect certain things of our partners. Who your boyfriend...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures August 21st 2020, 03:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hello everyone!

Hi Luca,

Welcome to TeenHelp! It's lovely that you've found our site.

That sounds like a really fun hobby! I love drawing too! And dragons are super cool :dem:

Do share some photos of your...
Forum: Relationships and Dating August 20th 2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,071
Posted By Mallika
Re: Concerns over new relationship

Hello there!

Welcome to TeenHelp. I'm glad you've found us and reached out to us.

Like you've very accurately pointed out, face-to-face interactions are very different from FaceTime/Zoom calls....
Forum: Pets August 19th 2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,912
Posted By Mallika
Re: New Puppy :D

Hi Court,

Thrilled to hear that you now have a furry companion at home with you! Caramel looks beautiful :hug:
Forum: Friends and Family August 17th 2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By Mallika
Re: Upset

Hi Emma,

It must definitely have been shocking when your older sister's boyfriend turned up with his daughter to a programme that was meant to be only within your family. It's sad that you and...
Forum: Mental Health August 17th 2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,972
Posted By Mallika
Re: Setting therapy-related goals!

Hi Dez,

Thank you so much for sharing these with us! It's always great to set some goals to overcome what's been challenging us - the very fact that you've thought these goals through and are...
Forum: Sex and Puberty August 13th 2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Non-PG13 (Strong Language): Update Post: Am I too small to have sex?
Views: 4,562
Posted By Mallika
Re: Update Post: Am I too small to have sex?

Hi,

You shouldn't allow guys to touch you, even if you feel good about it, simply because it's inappropriate and can give way to worse things down the road. What might seem like harmless caressing...
Forum: Relationships and Dating August 11th 2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Non-PG13 (Strong Language): Trigger maybe* break up
Views: 8,122
Posted By Mallika
Re: Trigger maybe* break up

Hi Taylah,

Thank you so much for reaching out. I'm so sorry that things turned out this way with your boyfriend.

The harsh reality I have learnt about life is that things sometimes just don't...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures August 11th 2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mallika
Re: Greetings all!!

Hi Austin,

Welcome to TeenHelp! Looking forward to getting to know you through the forums!

Thank you so much for coming onto our platform to share some advice with whoever needs it; as I've...
Forum: Mental Health August 9th 2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,425
Posted By Mallika
Re: What helps you feel calm?

I love this thread! So many lovely ideas and methods that people are using to make themselves feel calm.

Personally, these calm me:

A good jog releases all my tension and genuinely makes me...
Forum: Depression and Suicide August 9th 2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,967
Posted By Mallika
Re: Not enough reasons to live to keep suffering this much

Hi there,

Thank you so much for reaching out. I'm so sorry that you've had to undergo so much.

I see that you and Emma have been conversing about this already and that a few suggestions have...
Forum: Sex and Puberty August 9th 2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,186
Posted By Mallika
Re: Am I too small to have sex?

Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out to us here on TeenHelp.

First of all, I also think you are too young to worry about having sex. Depending on where you're living, this is underage sex and...
Forum: Relationships and Dating August 7th 2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,962
Posted By Mallika
Re: I trusted him

Hello there,

Thank you so much for reaching out. I'm so sorry that you've had to go through so much hurt, frustration and confusion.

The sad reality is, sometimes the evil guy is not some...
Forum: Friends and Family August 6th 2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,432
Posted By Mallika
Re: What to do?

Hi Rakesh,

Thank you so much for reaching out to us here on TeenHelp. I'm sorry that you're going through such a complicated situation, but as with most things, there will be a way to resolution....
Forum: Arrivals and Departures August 2nd 2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hello TeenHelp!

Hi Leah,

Welcome to TeenHelp! It's great to meet you and I hope you'll love our warm community.

Those are really interesting hobbies! I'm studying Genetics in Ireland and I love cooking and...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures August 2nd 2020, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,540
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hello to you all.

Hi Dimitar,

Welcome to TeenHelp! I'm glad you've found us and I hope you will enjoy being a part of our community.

It's nice to read that you were a semi-professional football player;...
Forum: LGBT, Sexuality and Gender Identity July 31st 2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,337
Posted By Mallika
Re: Can you help me to find out If I am gay?

Hi there,

Thank you so much for coming onto TeenHelp to share your story.

I personally believe that gender identity and sexuality is a spectrum. Our society loves to put things into boxes, but...
Forum: Relationships and Dating July 31st 2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,234
Posted By Mallika
Re: Quarantine Dating

Hello!

Thanks for coming onto TeenHelp for your query. Emma and Eli have already provided great answers, and I definitely second them.

The current situation is such that we have to manage with...
Forum: Friends and Family July 27th 2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,877
Posted By Mallika
Re: Mom is moving away

Hi Nikki,

Thank you so much for reaching out to us here on TeenHelp. I'm sorry that you're going through such a confusing time.

I would advise you to tell your parents exactly what you're...
Forum: Friends and Family July 27th 2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Mallika
Re: Helping a friend

Hi there,

Thank you so much for reaching out to us here on TeenHelp. First of all, I want to take a moment to appreciate how thoughtful you're being about your best friend.

To directly answer...
Forum: Sex and Puberty July 27th 2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,908
Posted By Mallika
Re: Missed Period...Do I tell my ex?

Hi there,

Thank you so much for reaching out to us here on TeenHelp. I'm so sorry that you're having a confusing time with this. But remember that you'll get a clearer picture very soon :)

I...
Forum: Friends and Family July 22nd 2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,234
Posted By Mallika
Re: She doesn't want to be friends anymore.

Hello there,

Thanks for reaching out to us!

From your description it appears that your friend is being really petty. This also shows his/her/their true colours; if they were really your friend,...
Forum: Friends and Family July 22nd 2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,643
Posted By Mallika
Re: I don't know what to do.

Hi Emma,

Sorry for not having got back to you earlier!!

That's really upsetting behaviour on her part and I would be really ticked off too in your position :(

Since she's not changing even...
Forum: General Health July 16th 2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,340
Posted By Mallika
Re: Sick of sleeping poorly

Hi Eli,

Thanks for sharing and I'm sorry that you haven't received a reply yet.

I'm not a medical professional, but I believe there are many factors which affect our sleep cycle, including our...
Forum: Depression and Suicide June 28th 2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,487
Posted By Mallika
Re: I can't go on anymore

Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out. I'm sorry that it's been so tough for you.

First of all, I'm happy that you quit your job. It takes real strength to prioritise your physical and mental...
Forum: Death, Grieving and Coping With Loss June 25th 2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,074
Posted By Mallika
Re: She died suddenly

Hi there,

I'm so sorry to hear about the sudden passing on of your principal.

Dealing with someone's death, especially when it happens so suddenly, is very complicated indeed. Give yourself...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures June 23rd 2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By Mallika
Re: Might take a break

Bye Holly!!

Wishing you the best-est of luck with your dissertation!

Remember to take good care of your health in the coming months - good health translates to good academic performance!
...
Forum: General Health June 21st 2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,202
Posted By Mallika
Re: I'm like allergic to the sun or something, can somebody please try to help me?

Hi there,

Thank you so much for reaching out. I'm so sorry that you've had these two very troubling conditions with little to no medical progress.

I'm not a medical professional, but as a...
Forum: Sex and Puberty June 19th 2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Triggering: First Time
Views: 1,232
Posted By Mallika
Re: First Time

Hi J,

Thanks for reaching out! There's nothing to be embarrassed about it. We all react differently to sex - especially when it's the first time. It's a new experience after all and it's natural...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures June 16th 2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mallika
Re: Thank you for the warm welcome. Hi!

Welcome!

Nice to meet you! Hope you can find a loving community here :D We're always here to hear you out and give you some advice, so feel free to share anything!
Forum: Arrivals and Departures June 12th 2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mallika
Re: Hello to all!

Hello!!

Welcome to our community! This is a caring network of people who are hear to listen to your woes and advice you to the best of our ability. Feel free to DM me if you have anything you'd...
Forum: Relationships and Dating June 9th 2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,807
Posted By Mallika
Re: My boyfriend has a girlfriend

Hi there,

Thank you so much for reaching out to us here on TeenHelp. I'm so sorry about what you've had to go through.

My advice is: stand your ground. There's no shame in doing that. You...
Forum: General Health June 9th 2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,767
Posted By Mallika
Re: On medication again :(

Hi Meera,

Thank you so much for reaching out. Seeking help, visiting the doctor, etc. are all signs that you are actively pursuing a course of action to better your current state. This is...
Forum: Goals and Ambitions June 6th 2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,466
Posted By Mallika
Re: Absent goals

Hello there!

Thank you for your honest sharing.

I want to assure you that you are definitely not the only one. A lot of people don't have concrete goals at the present moment; we only don't...
Forum: Depression and Suicide May 26th 2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,095
Posted By Mallika
Re: Suicidal about COVID-19?

Hi there,

Thank you for your honest sharing.

If you are worried about being at high risk of illness in the event that you get COVID-19, I think it makes absolute sense for you to take all...
Forum: Arrivals and Departures May 26th 2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By Mallika
Re: I am back

Hi Ivan!

Welcome back!

I'm Mallika and I'm relatively new here (joined in Jan 2020).

It's nice to meet you :D
Forum: Friends and Family May 23rd 2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,670
Posted By Mallika
Re: Parents not fully understanding/appreciating my career path

Hi Holly,

Sorry for the late reply, but thank you SO MUCH for your advice! It makes a lot of sense, and what you wrote just makes me feel a lot better.

I think my parents are definitely trying...
Forum: Depression and Suicide May 21st 2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Mallika
Re: I am tired

Hi Ivan,

Thank you so much for your honest sharing here on TeenHelp. I can completely understand where you are coming from.

The reality is, this is how the world is unfortunately. There is...
Forum: Friends and Family May 10th 2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,527
Posted By Mallika
Re: Never stops.

Hi Emma,

Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I'm sorry to hear about how rough it has been :( we are inevitably affected by the behaviour of our family members as much as we'd like to block...
Forum: Relationships and Dating May 8th 2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,143
Posted By Mallika
Re: Boyfriend acting transphobic. Red flag? warning: long read

Hi there,

Thank you for your honest sharing! This depends on how much this matter means to you. If you are very passionate about trans rights and feel that his viewpoints would come in the way of...
Forum: General Health May 4th 2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Triggering (ED): Keto diet
Views: 6,409
Posted By Mallika
Re: Keto diet

Hi Jordan,

Sorry for not having seen this earlier! I personally don't have experience with the keto diet but my dad tried for a few weeks and it went okay for him - I don't suppose there was any...
Forum: General Health May 4th 2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,575
Posted By Mallika
Re: Grey Hairs.

Hello!!

Looks like this is something many people experience! From personal experience I think it has got to do with genetics as well. Also, I did a little Google search and researchers have...
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