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This is a support forum for the family, partners and friends of those with mental health issues. This forum is intended to be a safe place to discuss information, give and receive support and learn about all the issues related to being involved with a person with a disorder. Whilst it can be healthy to express various emotions, please remember to be respectful about the disorder itself. This is a place for constructive discussions, not a venting forum.

The issues experienced by the significant others of those with disorders cannot always be discussed in the other parts of the site in a way that does not trigger those with disorders. Moderators may therefore move threads from other forums into this one at their discretion.

what if?

After you've shown your partner empathy ,and in a moment of intimacy,your girlfriend tells you:"so you are not afraid of me?" like she was expecting that maybe people can be afraid of her...
what you see in this kind of question,what's the problem ,if there is one?
p.s: sorry my english is not so good
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Girlfriend won't treat OCD

I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this since I don’t have OCD but I’m dating someone who I’m pretty sure does. I’ve been with my girlfriend for just under a year. We’re both in our 30s. Her apparent OCD mostly has to do with cleanliness. To sum it up, her condo is considered clean while everything outside is considered dirty. If you’ve been outside, you need to change your clothes ...
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Need help identifying a narcissist

Hello everyone, and sorry for the long post.
I have known this person (I'll call him N.) for years. In the beginning, we had a purely sexual relationship. When I ended it because of having met someone serious (B.) I wanted a relationship with, N. tried his best to convince me to keep having sex with him ''on the side'' at first, after which he gave up and told me ''you weren't that spectacular in ...
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Narcissistic or not - how do I know?

Hi all,

How do you know if someone is really narc or just having childhood trauma?

I have been seeing a guy for +1 year now and we live together. We met at work and the love slowly developed. No dance on roses, but pretty nice anyway. It went pretty slow in the beginning.

I recognized from the start that he has some autistic traits. He is very intelligent but does not have any social ...
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I don't know how to help

It started when he first came into my work. Over weeks I grew to have a fondnesss for him. He enjoyed activities that I enjoyed. We both have a love for literature. We both have a love of nature. I did not know it then, but we both had to deal with being diagnosed with a disease early on in our adolescence. I recognized A strength in him if you will. I recognized the need ...
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How would my child react?

I have been in a relationship with a man for 5 years. But it is not that simple. He is a slightly nasty man. He courted me for 10 months than I slightly misbehaved (just something like told him an edgy joke and he got upset) and he rejected me and when I went after him to repair the thing, he filed a harassment offense complain against me. It was in Montreal in 2012-2013. Then ...
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There's no real way to keep this short but I shall try, I am a 22 year old professional poker player who lives at home currently. I am a loner, when people say they have no friends they're often joking, I am not. However Late last year the most beautiful girl I'd ever met added me on FB (My borderline) We spoke casually but nothing ever happened until one friday night in ...
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Is this narcissism or am I just crazy?

Brand new to the forum- ended up here after googling “Why would a husband throw away his wife and kids?” Back story- my husband of ten years is in the military and we’ve been living overseas for the past two years. We have two young daughters. My husband has always been very insecure and very good at convincing me that his behavior was my fault, so much so that I believed him. He had one ...
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Fiance - Paranoid Personality Disorder


I am here because I believe my fiance has Paranoid Personality Disorder. He has not been diagnosed as he does not believe in therapy...go figure. He does however exhibit most of the symptoms attached to this disorder.

A little back story...

We have been together for 4 years. I met him 2 months after I ended my 13 year marriage. After a little over a year together, we were living together with my 3 ...
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A mom (son with possible NPD)

I am hoping there are people on this board willing to share thoughts about how I can best help my teenage son, who seems to fall in this spectrum. We have all learned a lot in the last two years after a crisis point with substance abuse, and individual and family treatment since. I’m not an expert and can provide more detail, but after this process of exploring and learning, some of the more clear ...
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