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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.

Is my ex borderline? Or is she being abused?

Hi all.

I have an ex girlfriend. We dated 10 years ago and stayed friends afterwards. She got a new boyfriend. He moved in with her pretty quickly. After two years she tells me they argue a lot and things aren’t going well. She ends the relationship and moves to a different city. A few weeks later they are semi- back together again. After he realised she wasn’t coming back he kinda accepted the new ...
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Many questions about Narcissism

I recently discovered that the relationship I've been in for the last two years has actually been a hostage situation. Joking aside, i was with this woman (the narcissist) for two years and only recently discovered why everything about the relationship was so bizarre.
Anyway, I really need a place where I can ask a ton of questions regarding the narcissistic personality, why it is that they do what they do, and how I can ...
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Does this sound like someone with NPD?

Hey guys, this may be long.. I've been trying to figure this situation out.

There's this person who called herself my friend.. but has continually behaved in ways that would be more consistent with an enemy.. but kinda gaslights and spins things when I'd question certain behaviors and actions. I'm really thinking she's NPD and when she realized she'd get no financial gain from me... her envious narcness took over. I'll give some examples..

Early ...
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Just caught my Dad moving the TV remote into my Rucksack

I have suspicions for a while now he was purposely moving my things. It was strange things mysteriously disappeared when he is around only to re-appear after he found it. Things like my car keys, phone, wallet. All innocent enough, everyone loses them time to time, that's what he relied on me thinking. But when he is around it 10x worse, everything disappears and re-appears somewhere else. Start questioning your sanity.

I just caught he ...
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My Narc husband is a vVctim of his Narc Dad...help!

I'd like some advise, on a bit of twist regarding narcissistic abuse! I'm married to a full-on vulnerable narcissist! We were best, best friends and team roping partners for three years before we ever dated. At first I didn't want to date him because he's friendship was valuable to me and I didn't want to risk it. Those three years, he appeared he was very much in love with me (I know, don't say it), ...
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Is apologising to someone with NPD a bad idea?

Or rather, is apologising to someone with NPD necessarily a bad idea?

I am taking tentative steps towards repairing a 'friendship' with someone who shows the traits and behaviours of NPD. I haven't jumped the gun in deciding on the viewpoint - the more I read and watched, the more ridiculous it seemed to not conclude NPD was the fair term for how she is.

I had very little idea two years ago when things ...
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Seriously, girl?

Every time you think your family relationships can't get any more complicated, life hits you with another gem...
I spoke to my niece the other week, and she told me she had fallen in love.
I thought: 'About time!'
She's 15, going on 16, and it has never happened before.
But then she glossed over it, so I went 'c'mon, you can't just leave me hanging like this. Who is he/she? Did you meet through ...
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My wife with BPD symptoms

Hello all, and thank you in advance for reading, letting me vent, and providing advice if you have any. :)

I am no psychologist, just a common 32 year old guy married to a 27 gal. I work with computers and she is a dental assistant. We have been married for 4 years. This is our first marriage for both. No kids yet. We love each other ...
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Advice when Spouse has Depression


My husband and I have been married a little less than a year. He’s not been himself for a while-doesn’t take the initiative to see his friends when I encourage it (they live in a different state), is much less affectionate, we haven’t had sex in almost 5 months, used to give compliments all the time and want to spend one on one time and hardly does now. My therapist just told me my ...
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Scapegoat of the family

I know this forum doesn’t get a lot of activity but I can’t sleep and it helps to write these things out.

I’m the scapegoat of my family and it hurts. I’m older and not a kid but I was pretty much raised this way. I believe it’s what’s led to a lot of the shame and low self esteem I struggle with on top of the bullying I was subjected to growing up. Even ...
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