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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.

Toxic and controlling relationship with mom

I have a toxic relationship with my mother. It started when I was in middle school, but has only gotten drastically worse since I have graduated high school and just finished my first year of college. My parents fought a lot when I was little. I have a memory of my parents yelling at each other in the upstairs hallway while I sat in the middle of them, holding a whiteboard and writing on it ...
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Narcissistic abuse is starting to harm the children.

I've been with my husband for over 15 years. I always felt like something was off, but I got really good at suppressing my feelings to keep the peace. Anytime I speak my mind or express any issues I have with him, he makes my life a living hell. Well tonight, I lost it.

My 5 year old daughter started to cry because her nail was hurting as it was too short, and my husband ...
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hoover attempt(s)

been awhile since ive been here....as basically ive moved past my prior relationship with someone with comorbid bpd and npd and most of the issues....although sometimes i feel like it will always have a tiny piece of me ive really bounced back from where i was 6 to 4 years ago....doing really well and basically it rarely ever comes up in my thoughs save for a few triggers here and there

basically though i had ...
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Father and Mother relationship

Hello all,

First off all, i'd like to apologize if this is the wrong section for this kind of issue but as i am new to the forum and seek some advice from experts here. I am writing to you as I notice that the issue is getting out of control. My aunt (father's sister) has gone through a similar phase which resulted in her running away from her husband and leaving her children behind ...
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Is there anything I can do?

My newborn child's father (my ex boyfriend) has Bipolar Disorder. He completely rejected our child while I was pregnant, on a whim. He claimed he'd heard voices from "the Divine" telling him that me and our child are "evil and unnatural." He threatened to sue me in court for refusing an abortion. Our daughter is born now and he refuses to accept that she is real. He claimed I'd borrowed a professional child actor to ...
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Aftermath of narcissistic abuse

Hi, I wasn't sure where to post what I want to write. I put it here because I was married to a narcissistic female.

I was with her for about 5 years and married for 2. After getting married that's when it all started to go wrong. I eventually managed to leave and get away from her, about a year and a half ago.

I thought once I was free of her that everything would ...
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Is this what npd looks like, me or him?

Me and my husband met, fell in love and from there it all happend so fast. We got engaged, married, had our baby. I had my daughter from a previous relationship.

But there has also been so many issues. Everytime I disagreed with him, fx about parenting or I didn’t do things as he liked, he got very mad at me. Calling me all kind of things and mentally ill. In general he had a ...
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Greetings, looking for a helpful community - details below.

Hello.

I’m a father of a 6yr old girl and 2yr old son. I’m American and my wife is Japanese. I’m not sure how much information is considered okay, but she is a nurse and I am a teacher.

About 6mo. after marriage, we began to have serious relationship problems. She thought that I probably had Asperger Syndrome. Since she is a nurse, I accepted there may be truth to her claim and together we ...
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Hi! Shared Story by New Member; NPD/BPD/DID abused partner

Hi, I’m glad to meet anyone here who frequents these forums.

I just decided to begin a new stage, of seeking next-level understanding of my partner’s situation and diagnoses, and anything that could help; and self-help and personal support.

A little about me and the situation: I’m male, 35 - If you want, you can call my Steveo...
For the last nine or so years, I’ve been in a longterm relationship with a woman, aged ...
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Anyone with complex PTSD?

Any one with the above that could help me as my boyfriend has just been diagnosed with it..Need help getting my head around the symptoms etc
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