For the online predator sexual relations are thrilling conquests and nothing more.
Charming and resourceful they are incapable of sincere emotion, shame, guilt, or love.
The Horror of Borderline Personality Disorder If you're like most, you probably had not even heard of "Borderline Personality Disorder" until you came into face-to-face contact with it, and only came to understand it after watching its hellish, devastating effects in action on a friend or loved one.
Anyone that has been in close proximity to someone afflicted with this devastating disorder knows just how incredibly frustrating it can be -- to feel engaged in a constant "push and pull" type psychodrama that can bring about "compassion fatigue" in even the most saintly person.
Now that’s not to say that this is what’s going on with your boyfriend at all.
I recommend "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me" by Kreisman and Straus to get a good overview of BPD, then diving into first-person accounts like this one.
I was really sitting on the fence about whether to rate this book four or five stars, but I opted for the former since someone looking for a work that fingers every possible cause of this disorder and attempts to synthesize some sort of "thesis" regarding it will end up frustrated: for starters, the author does not start the narrative until she is well into adulthood (this aroused some curiosity in me: she makes a reference to doing crystal meth as a young woman, but there's really a large blank space between her childhood and the time she starts to get treatment.) What happened in her 20's?
It’s important that we tackle the most common symptoms one by one. Not just for the Borderline you have feelings for, but for all of us.
In this article about men with BPD, we’ll tackle the 5 most common symptoms you’ll experience – and what to do about it. Who we are today is a direct result of our upbringing.