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June 14, 2003 - B

Human Life: Suffering with Mental Illness

Isolation: For Partners of Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder
by Randi Kreger
BPD Sanctuary: www.mhsanctuary.com/borderline
Mental Health Sanctuary: www.mhsanctuary.com

BPD [Borderline Personality Disorder] is a devastating disorder-both for the person who has it and their family members. Partners often find themselves becoming isolated, losing both family and friends to the craziness and jealousy that sometimes comes with living with a BP partner...

... People (especially children) can also develop learned helplessness when they unsuccessfully and repeatedly try to escape a hurtful person or situation ...

... Now, imagine what it's like to live for years with someone who disrespects you, abuses you, invalidates you, considers their needs more important than yours, and constantly changes the rules and then punishes you for not obeying them. You will experience the problems outlined in Chapter 4 of Stop Walking on Eggshells ... by Randi Kreger and Paul Mason, MS ...