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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.

Partner's Narcassitic Mother

Basically I've had enough of her, everything she does is a lie and fake and done to be nasty to me and my partner. I moved into her house back in November 2018 to save money so that me and my partner (her son) could afford to rent our own place. Prior to me moving she was all sweet and caring (now know that all to have been fake). Me and my partner pay her ...
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Help with bdp questions

So I’ve been in a relation ship with someone that is undiagnosed with bdp for 21/2 years. Her mom is diagnosed and her older brother. We are on are third breakup. Both times previously it was the same cycle. She would start pushing me away for a few weeks, constantly think I’m doing something behind her back to the point she almost makes up things in her mind, and then things would end. Then she ...
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At My Wits End

I have been married to my husband for almost 17 years and when we first met he was the loving husband who always complimented me, was so good to me, who couldn’t do enough for me even though I did see some warning signs but at the time he would lie to me( I was stupid enough not to realize this) and talk his way out of it and I stupidly believed and forgave him. ...
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I need help with an important decision

I'm 18, I haven't a lot of experience in the world yet alone obviously but I've met this guy a while back when I was 16 online and we were friends, one summer we spent it all together just talking & he became my best friend basically. All i've ever thought about was him when I'd get home from my part-time job. So eventually, when summer was closing towards the end, he got kicked out ...
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Helping my bipolar ex

My ex boyfriend of just over two years recently broke things off very unexpectedly. We had never had problems between the two of us only issues when he was having trouble coping. Early last year we lost a pregnancy which was followed by a period of depression for him, he seemed to be coming out of it after several months but then at tge beginning of December I ended up back i the ER for ...
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Dysthymia and Relationships

Hello All,

I’m a 60-year-old man who’s long battled with dysthymia, and I have a question – a complex one, perhaps – about the link between this condition and a propensity toward failed relationships. I’m not looking for coddling here, but rather for some good, honest feedback.

A bit of history: Undoubtedly, I’ve been grappling with attachment issues and dysthymia for most of my life, as my mom and dad were away from me during ...
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Marriage affected by mental illness and alcoholism

Several years ago my wife had a psychotic break—hallucinations, delusions, and detachment from the real world—and was hospitalized for a short time (less than two weeks). A short while after being released she began drinking, having never before done so, and soon became an alcoholic, getting drunk every night. I refused to be an enabler, and would not accept her arguments that she was not abusing alcohol. Ultimately, she used a pretextual excuse to move ...
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Unfortunate ending to friendship with BPD; Help?

I have never really used forums nor thought I would ever use them but this has been something thats damaged me and forever changed my life. Idk what Im really looking for. Maybe understanding? Advice? I have pondered the situation several times and dont get far. Im not sure what went wrong. This is super long, its hard to shorten.

I met my friend of 4 years online after trying to help several people from ...
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Weird Family Dynamics

So I've posted in another area of this forum before, and I hope it's okay if I start a new topic in this area... dealing with some issues I am struggling with in regards to my family. I mean... most of these issues are kinda/sorta in the past now, but I guess I still have some semi-PTSD-like symptoms where I'm still trying to process and deal with some stuff that happened effectively.

Basically... while I ...
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Opinions?

My 29 year old son went off on Facebook about his navy co-workers. Just wondering what others think about his mental state. He has since gotten out of the service. At the time he posted this he has had no contact with any family members for over a year. Since he has blocked my wife and myself on Facebook we couldn't see this, so a friend sent it to us.

"I find it funny that ...
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