Tag Archives: Personality disorder

How Loneliness Manifests in Personality Disorders

by on June 27, 2020

John regularly told his wife, Jane, “I feel all alone in this world (within our family, at my job, or in our neighborhood).” At the beginning of their marriage, Jane genuinely believed that she could fill that void in his life and frequently went to great lengths to demonstrate that John was not as alone… (more…)

What Is a Personality Disorder?

by on June 20, 2020

Eventually, as is the case in everyone’s life, whether it be a family member, co-worker, neighbor, or friend, you will come across a person with a personality disorder (PD). Although it can usually be hard to discern if a person has a PD at the beginning of the relationship, its presence will soon come to… (more…)

What is Munchausen Syndrome?

by on October 31, 2019

Bill’s medical doctor sent him into counseling after several test results verified that his pain was not physical. Over the course of several sessions, Bill’s therapist began to discover the underlying reason for his pain. He has accumulated grief in several parts of his body. As a child, Bill was told that he could not… (more…)

Is Your Spouse Constantly Lonely?

by on October 27, 2019

Ann regularly told her husband, Andrew, “I feel all alone in this world (within our family, at my job, or in our neighborhood).” At the beginning of their marriage, Andrew erroneously believed that he could fill that void in her life and went to great lengths to demonstrate that Ann was not alone. However, she… (more…)

Wrong Assumptions about Personality Disorders

by on June 7, 2019

For the last ten years, I have made working with people who have a personality disorder and their family members the main part of my practice. I made this choice for several reasons. First, there are numerous family members within my own family that have a personality disorder and I have a natural talent for… (more…)

Are You a Narcissist?

by on October 7, 2018

Brenda stumbled upon the definition of narcissism while googling difficult bosses. Curious, she began reading several articles on the subject. At first, she only saw her boss as narcissistic but as she explored further, she began to wonder if she was a narcissist. Several of the characteristics ran true over the course of her life… (more…)

7 Gifts of Borderline Personality Disorder

by on February 27, 2018

A diagnosis doesn’t have to be negative. The very thing that makes a person unique, special, different, and an individual might just fit within one of the diagnostic codes. A gift of music or a talent in sports is celebrated, but aren’t these also things the separate out people from the norm? By definition, a… (more…)

10 Tips for Living with a Borderline

by on January 6, 2018

As a teenager, Melanie was diagnosed as bi-polar after one of her psychiatric inpatient stays. She was told the several different medications would help curb her tendencies towards high risk behaviors. It did not. Rather, the medications made her more angry and anxious, so she stopped taking them all together. She would go for months… (more…)

5 Types of People Who Are Naturally Attracted to Each Other

by on January 6, 2018

Every wonder what causes an immediate attraction the first time two people meet? Sarah finally discovered that she kept dating the same type of abusive person over and over. Bill accidentally called his new girlfriend his mother in the middle of an argument. Steven who was shy his whole life married a flamboyant salesperson. While… (more…)

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