Dating someone with a borderline personality disorder

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We see this phenomenon of dangerous duos, or partners in evil, on the news over and over again.

What kind of women stay with male psychopaths, enable their wrongdoings, participate in them and then cover them up?

Furthermore, these traits must cause functional impairment and/or subjective distress.

Functional impairment means these traits interfere with a person's ability to functional well in society.

*It is important to remember that everyone can exhibit some of these personality traits from time to time.

To meet the diagnostic requirement of a personality disorder, these traits must be inflexible; i.e., they can be regularly observed without regard to time, place, or circumstance.

As a result, they frequently have angry outbursts and engage in impulsive behaviors such as substance abuse, risky sexual liaisons, self-injury, overspending, or binge eating.

They generally have a hard time calming down once they have become upset.

The symptoms cause The above list only briefly summarizes these individual Cluster B personality disorders.

Richer, more detailed descriptions of these disorders are found in the section describing the four core features of personality disorders.

People with Borderline Personality Disorder tend to view the world in terms of black-and-white, or all-or-nothing thinking.

Their tendency to see the world in black-or-white (polarized) terms makes it easy for them to Clearly, the Borderline Personality Disorder with its combination of distorted thought patterns, intense and under-regulated emotions, and poor impulse control is practically designed to wreak havoc on any interpersonal relationship.

They tend to feel depressed when they are not the center of attention.

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