ScarrednBurned wrote:I have read in different places that being involved with a borderline disordered individual can make you get "fleas" or adopt some of their behavior(s). Is this something that is permanent or temporary in nature. How long does this last?
FLEAS? You've got to be joking.
If you're saying that a person interacting with a borderline might change the way they act in response, then yeah. It's called adapting. Not "fleas." Christ.
It's temporary. Unless in the case a child being raised by someone borderline might learn to react in such a way that it permanently changes the way they interact with others. That's been used as an explanation for BPD running in families.