Researchers have found that BPD symptoms and diagnosis successfully predict dating satisfaction and stress, adolescents’ conflict with romantic partners, domestic violence, and separation and divorce.Typically individuals with BPD have difficulty trusting others.Irritability and inappropriate anger with temper tantrums may occur. While love addiction is not medically diagnosable, addictive behavior is difficult to live with. They are unable to see the faults of their partner, and cannot tolerate changes in intimacy.Because their partner will eventually disappoint them, the person with BPD must reconcile their black and white conceptualization.It is challenging to have a relationship with a person that has borderline personality disorder (BPD), especially since one of the hallmarks of the disorder is unstable relationships.Yet, if your partner or spouse has the disorder, you probably want to do everything you can to maintain the relationship.They also experience severe anger and frequently undermine their significant others.Those with BPD commonly mask their dependency and manipulation.
Terms like psycho, narcissist, and OCD get thrown around.
In fact, there’s a little crazy inside of all of us.
When going to school to get my Masters in counseling I was warned by my teachers that when reading the DSM—the bible of mental health disorders—I would crazy because it talks about behaviors we all display at one point or another.
I’m going to be real with you for a second: I’m single.
In fact, I’ve been single for what seems like ages.