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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.

What mental health problems does my friend have?

I can’t get this person to go to the doctors for a proper diagnosis. She is a transgender m to f. 54 years old. Will not talk about herself and her problems much. Here is some of the things she does.

1. Yells and screams out loud to all day long to these voices in her head or to no one. With lots of swear words and anger. This can go in from morning to ...
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Advice please? Verbally abusive BPD, PTSD Neighbour

Hi, I hope someone can help please.

My neighbour moved in 10 months ago. On the 6th day of moving in I experienced anti social
behaviour from her. I live in a converted flat. My neighbour lives above me and we share a garden.
On day 6 of my neighbour moving in she was stomping on the floor and yelling down to me and my partner. She would stomp on the floor so hard that ...
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How do you cope?

I'm bipolar and my son is on the spectrum. It hasn't been easy raising my child alone for 3 years now. My wife passed away back when our son was only 2 years of age. A very rough 3 years with all the medication and parenting stuff. My son was diagnosed back in January with ASD. My mood has been a bit stable then but when COVID started affecting my job and my mental well-being, ...
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Aspie man initiated sex first

Hello I am new to this forum. After reading about Asperger Syndrome I got it that sex is not something they quite looking forward to and unable to enjoy as an NT do. Now this man in mature age highly functioning and regularly taking medicines as he is also a physycian. He labelled himself as extreme Aspie/Autistic. We met online not in a dating site, some chats and he asked to meet. First I refused, ...
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Family implosion

I know this is a bad year for everyone. I’ve tried to not complain too much because I know there are a lot of people out there who have it worse than me. But I am having a bad year. A very bad year. And it’s starting to really wear on me. I’m having a hard time looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m wondering if I have just always lived ...
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Do you live with hoarders?

I want to know! I do. :evil: I’m also a hoarder, but my own hoard doesn’t consciously trouble me much. :twisted:
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Understand a close relatives behaviour


I'm at a loss on how to deal with a significant other's behavior. I've tried for many years to understand, but I'm now beyond the ability to get any headway. So I've joined with forum hoping its a place I can post the behavoir and at least get an idea why they behave in such a way.

Starting with is what I would describe as "not wanting to enjoy one's self"

Any situation that ...
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Making sense of my ex, have I got it wrong?

Hey all, this is my first post and I hope this is allowed.

I have recently come out of a breakup which has left me confused and scrambling to return to the person I once was. I, for the first time in my life, have reached out to a psychologist to help with my anxiety and ruminating thoughts. My psychologist raised that my ex may have exhibited traits of BPD, something that I had not ...
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How to convince someone to get therapy

Hey there,

I know this is probably a loaded question and I hope I have chosen the right forum for this - but how can one persuade someone he's suffering from a mental illness?

In particular, this is about my dad. He's 59 and the only interests he can pursue are his job (interrim manager) and his hobby (horses; natural horsemanship) - other than that, he is unable to have a proper conversation and is ...
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Covert Controllers Manipulators

Would this come under NPD or another general PD?

Covert Controllers / Manipulators as described in psychology today.

I have tolerated this behaviour from my step father for years and also on occasion from my mother. Its very hard breaking contact with my birth mother especially now as we are all in our senior years. Thankfully I am not living with them but its still happening on the infrequent times we meet.

I have tried ...
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