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Forum for significant others, family and friends of people with mental illness to discuss relevant issues they face.
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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.

Parent with NPD

I think my father has NPD. He is incapable of showing empathy, takes out his depression on me and emotionally abuses me. He is horrible to everyone around him and has no real relationships. He a heavily alcohol dependent, is horrible to my mother and has no care about anyone’s life other than his own. He expects everyone to act how he wants and expects me to do everything he says. He tried to exercise ...
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Married to a Porn Addict?

Thank you for the opportunity to share and hopefully get some much needed advice, feedback and support on a situation that I am a bit naive about. A couple of years ago I stumbled upon the shocking revelation of my husband of 30 years' porn habit. I knowvthis may sound a bit naive, but I truly had no idea why he shut himself up in a room with the door locked for hours(anywhere from 3-5) ...
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Husband wants to quit job

Hello all,
I am in need of advice. My husband has an undiagnosed disorder, and is not/will not seek treatment. This is our situation: I stay at home with our 1 year old because I have been unable to find a job that pays more than daycare costs. My husband is finishing up school and has an absolute mountain of debt. As he nears the end of his training it is like he is self ...
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Is seeing an ex you dumped a trigger for you?

I have an ex girlfriend who was diagnosed with BPD in her late teens. She’s 21, I’m 24. Although things were great at first, she started to become very vindictive and hurtful eventually she dumped me for her ex boyfriend after sleeping with him so I left her alone stopped contact and blocked her on social media.

I guess she perceived this as abandonment maybe? After that she was extremely angry with me. Over time ...
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HELP ASPIE PARTNER IS TOO MUCH

Please advise, I am losing it.
Class Asperser's Undiagnosed partner won't get help and I'm lost in a sea of disempathy.
I don't want to be a parent to an intimate partner anymore.
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My Girlfriend is a Sex Addict- Now what?

Hey all,

I'm not exactly sure what I am looking for but I feel like talking this out is a good start for me. 2 nights ago, my girlfriend admitted to me that she is a sex addict. She explained that it has been diagnosed, she has been seeing a therapist, which she admitted to hiding from me at first. She explained briefly just how "off the rails" she has been in the past and ...
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Married to a Sex Addict

There’s so much that I would be here explaining forever. I’m married to a SA. We’ve been married 16 years. Original D-Day was May 2016 and more until the beginning of this year. He’s in SAA and we’re in counseling. We’re discovering things about ourselves and each other which is amazing as well has sad that we had to go through all of this just to start discovering this. Long story short he’s had live ...
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Does a narcissist only love bomp you but not the others to g

Hi,

I know this guy from Romeo (gay chatting and dating website). After two months later, I think I might have been a victim of narcissism (even though it was yet a serious committed relationship). However, this guy seemed only lovebombing me only but not the others to get get what he wanted from them - sex.

So, is it possible a narcissist love bomb you but not some people to get what their want? ...
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Victim Mentality and Diagnosis

There is a person in my family who fits the bill for this Wikipedia definition of "Victim Mentality" perfectly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victim_mentality. Victim Mentality may not be a disorder in and of itself, it seems to be a strategy to get away with other antisocial issues.This particular person is a chronic gambler, hoarder, severely overweight, and has been sexually inappropriate to others in the past.

I recently started seeing a psychologist and this person said that they ...
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The end of a lifelong abuse

Over the years, I have come to realise that my mother had all the traits of a narcissist. She streamrolled through all my relationships and did her best to destroy all of them. I am now on my second marriage and my wife was the one who opened my eyes to the narcissist that my mother was. My wife has been ostracised and rejected by my mother, but I have held strong and she hated ...
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