September 27, 2013 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom


As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to before midnight Thursday 3rd October.

Ever since my father died, my life has been going pear-shaped. I hardly never smile anymore, my mother is always violent and aggressive and I always feel anxious and scared - like something bad is going to happen.
I don't know what to do anymore, Oracle. It just seems like everyday is the same to me.
What can I do to change all of this? Alexandra, Australia.

Look forward to seeing your replies.

The Oracle.

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