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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.

Spouse with Delusional Disorder

Thank God for the internet and this forum.

In the past three or four weeks, I've digested volumes on the subject of Delusional Disorder, but by chance, I found this board and read a number of the posts.

At first, I thought my wife's insistence that she smelled foul odors was due to her sinuses infections and allergies. I have the same problems and can attest to smelling odors that's really inside your head. Even ...
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My Daughter has BPD and I Can't Cope

***moved to significant others, family & friends***


My daughter has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and for the past 5 years has been steadily getting worse to the point where she can barely take care of herself. This past year has been the worst year of her (and my) life. It seems she has spent most of it in bed sobbing, losing her job because she has been yelling at other employees and ...
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Delusional Disorder/Jealousy Type?

I am in a marriage with a husband who is convinced that I have, and am having affairs on him. I was not raised that way, and have NEVER even given it a thought. He even puts strange things together that he calls "conincedences" to make his stories and beliefs convincing. In one minute, he tells me he knows I'm not and haven't ever, and in 5 minutes will tell me what a sorry lying ...
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Do they still love you after they leave you?

Hello all. This older post is somewhat unusual, in that it addresses relationships with both significant others with BPD and also those with HPD. But in any case, it better fits our Significant Others, Family and Friends forum, so I am moving it to that location, leaving a shadow thread in the BPD forum, in case any folks with BPD have insights they would like to contribute. Thanks all, moderator Orion

(thread continues)

Or split ...
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Husband with PPD

I just started reading this today and I have been crying reading about all the things others are experiencing trying live with someone with PPD because I have experienced it myself. I work in the counseling field but have been trying to keep from admitting to what is in front of me with my husband.

We have been married 14 years and has always thought people were talking about him or laughing at him anytime ...
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Stages of recovery for victims of NPD love-relationships

Recovery for Victims of NPD Partners
(For those unfamiliar with NPD and searching for answers, what we post may seem a little dramatic, but NPD is one of the least studied and most misunderstood of the personality disorders. Most people in the general public know little to nothing of what NPD is really about until they have the bad luck of becoming entangled with someone who has it. For those of you who ARE familiar ...
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Biblical perspective on HPD

In the book of proverbs the Bible talks about an adulterous woman. Let me share a few characteristics of a HPD from the Bible:
her mouth is smoother than oil but her end is bitter as worm-wood; her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell; her ways are moveable that thou canst not know them; by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread; she's ...
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Just a thought for those who complain about dating HPDs

I am HPD, and let me tell you it is not easy. You think its hard being tossed around by someone you love with HPD, how do you think it is for us?
Many HPD's are not completely heartless, just completely self-centered.

But let me tell you, reading some of the things people have to say in this forum has scared me. I may be promiscuious, but i am in the prime of my life. ...
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Wife needs support in dealing with husband with AvPD

****MOD NOTE- Thread moved to Significant Others Friends and Family Forum****

I've been married to a man for ten years now, and found out three years ago he has Avoidant Personality Disorder. It finally makes sense to me now, why he never stood up for himself or us, why he hasn't been able to protect me physically or emotionally, why he has used me as a human shield to protect him, why he never confronts ...
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Avoiding the "forbidden" confrontation

Since I have been posting here in the past few months, I have not actually started a thread. Much of what I say below will probably be repetitious - but here goes.

My readings on DD and other various personality disorders and mental illnesses, indicate that one should not confront the DD person or challenge their delusions.

My question is simply - how do you avoid it? Especially when they are directly asking you questions ...
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