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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.

Do I need to become a telepath?

I had a long chat with my closest female friend the other night.
And we disagree on A LOT of things. The relationship wouldn't be interesting if we alays agreed.
But suddenly, she cut off the conversation mid sentence.
Then she sent me an angry text: 'I was about to tell you something really personal, but you cut me off, so now I'm downgrading your access to my personal life'
The thing is... I have ...
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How did something so minor enrage him so much??

I don’t even know if my husband is narcissistic or ADHD or what. All I know is one simple little thing last night turned into him being pissed! Everything was fine. He came into the living room and we watched tv. He put on this one show that we had never seen before. About 15 minutes into it, it seemed like this wasn’t the first episode as there was a lot of backstory we didn’t ...
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Kid in Crisis!

My niece turned 15 this year, and...
We all know the emotional rollercoater that is puberty, but on top of that, she pretty much a genius.
They had trouble testing her because she cracks under pressure, and caught on to more subtle ways of estimating her IQ, but it's AT LEAST 160.
The problem with this girl is that she CAN do anything, but is so afraid to fail she won't try.
We chat for ...
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Am I a racist?

I know this can start a flame war, but I have to ask. Am I a racist for taking into account my friends' feelings and opinions based on their country of origin and cultural heritage?
Now off the bat, I thing all people should bhe treated EQUAL, but not THE SAME...
An example: My sister's best friend is Moroccan. When she comes to a family birthday party, I kiss all my sister's friends, but ...
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It Takes Someone Special

It takes someone special to be in a relationship with someone with a PD. I've learned I'm not that person. Without going into it, my life is pretty complicated already.

Recently, my ex tried to woo me with love bombing. It has me feeling guarded for when he may pop-up again. We are not a good combination. I've tried directly discouraging him in the past and it fell on deaf ears. This time, I changed ...
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HPD? Literary analysis of Anna Karenina

I wanted to share this resource, written quite a while ago by an obviously intelligent person, as it describes Anna Karenina as possibly HPD although I think perhaps BPD or comorbid would be more accurate:


Ah I remember reading Anna Karenina and realizing I had to end things with mine. Didn't make it any easier. Sigh.
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Well that was weird.

Long story short (yes, this is the short version).

After a tumultuous 3 years of living together my ex-girlfriend has taken things beyond all recognition.

She has a history of substance abuse. Taking some form of stimulant daily - usually discreetly and after I left for work - we've argued a lot about it.

Jealousy and suspicion in abundance.

We've broken up a few times and each time, within 2 days she's been and slept ...
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narcissistic mother

So, I believe my mother has narcissistic tendencies, therefore I'm doing research on this topic. Can anybody who has experience with narcissistic mother, tell me in private message and help me with research? thanks.
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Husband diagnosed with HPD + NPD..any advice?

Hello everyone,

So love of my life and I got married October 2017, everything was perfect, until I gradually found out about his multiple affairs- one by one...they never stopped (even today); I've been putting up with his demands, sexually and everything else. Now last year on our 1st year anniversary he gave me divorce papers, then 5 days later came to my office and said "I forgive you" .... which I accepted because I ...
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Mom not the same after Mini Stroke

Sorry for the long post in advance :P

Some background before I get into the main issue...
My mom will be 70 this year. She has 6 children and I'm the youngest (35 yr old). She has always been a home body when I was growing up, but she always went to our events like plays, ball games, etc. She really enjoyed staying at home though. She ...
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