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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 it Asperger's or is it Narcissism?

I've been with a fellow for five years now. I began to realize 'something is not quite right' within the first year. I just thought he was being the occasional inconsiderate arsehole, but then I began to notice a plethora of other things.

He lost a very close friend and mentor--I never saw him cry. Recently, he lost both of his parents to illness within four months. He did not attend either funeral, but attended ...
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Sister believes in black magic

I introduced my sister to a guy around 10-11 years ago. We’ll call him Bozo. Bozo impressed her by talking about a lot of esoteric topics and talking down about pharmaceuticals. He claimed he healed miraculously from an accident using only homeopathy and wanted her to think he was powerful. After they parted ways she was convinced he had done black magic in her. Another girl contacted her and they both thought Bozo had done ...
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distant girlfriend

hi everyone first post, basically i have been with a girl for around 6 months now i know its only short but we connect really well and usually have had the best time together, well until one month ago we had our first argument it wasnt over anything major and during the argument i went to walk out and she said if you leave dont speak to me again, anyway we sorted the argument and ...
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[trigger warning] Urgent: partner having panic attack

My partner is having a panic attack (?) of sorts, but its completely different to what ive experienced before and i dont know how to make it easier. Theyre experiencing numbness and unreality and keep seeing figures where they arent there. Ive tried to make them name things around them and feelings but they keep talking about being empty and scared and i just want them to be okay.

Fyi; were long distance so i ...
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My Brother


Looking for help on how to get through to my brother. he was a married man with 4 kids and after cheating on his wife with prostitutes turned abusive towards his partner. he has refused help or speaking to someone professionally.

I am looking for insight on his pathology *mod edit*

Please help me
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Understanding my loved one.

Hello, I'm writing to better understand the difficulties of a loved one.

Are there any resources describing the effect of early loss of parents (not by death, but by drug addiction) and the subsequent departure from home to live autonomously in early adolescence? And, perhaps, how to communicate effectively with somebody who has been through such difficulty?

Thank you. The request is vague, but I am willing and eager to read as much as is ...
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Hatred campaign from sibling with possible group B disorder

I'm new to the forum and thank you for accepting me. I'm hoping I might get some help please.

I have a sister. She hasn't been physically in my life in about a decade. We fell out. We had a row and afterwards she ignored me and behaved like a bull with me. We never patched things up. She was very difficult with me after that row and she brought up other rows from our ...
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SO and Inner wars


I have been the SO of someone with DID for 10 years, and I have always read the importance of staying neutral when it comes to the inner wars.
But what should a SO do when your loved one is caught up in huge inner wars opposing 2 sub systems : all the protectors vs all the persecutors.

I mean when chidlren are involved, caught up by an abusive alter, calling to you, begging ...
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Child alter confusing boyfriend with dad


I have been in a relationship with a woman with DID for almost 10 years, so I know about it.

I have now met a woman and detected diferent personallities in her and found out she too has DID (not diagnosed yet but seeing a T after I insisted on it).

From what she told me, the very day we met she found something strange about me, special.
very soon after thath she started ...
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Missing host and relationships

Hello everyone,

I have been reading many posts here in the past 10 years and it has helped me a lot, thank you.

I have been in a long distance relationship with someone with DID, not diagnosed, for almost 10 years (her system was made of at least 100 alts I got to talk to)
She has always been in denial and the only T I could have her meet was before I found out ...
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