Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD)

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@AndysCraftsNmore:  Yeah, thats not dependent at all. Dependent would mean she can not do anything, or make any choices, on her own. She would need constant reassurance and would cling so tightly to someone, or anyone, if they left/did things without her she would have trouble with it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@AndysCraftsNmore:  She seems more Borderline or Histrionic honestly.   Borderline has a large co-occurring rate with Bipolar as well.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@AndysCraftsNmore:  And personality disorders are not so much hereditary, but traits can be learned. It is a personality issue, so there is no “personality” gene, however there is the nature v. nurture argument

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

To be perfectly frank, she sounds like she’s working the system, and doing a damn good job.  She cons money and attention out of those she knows, and she’s frustrated that her tactics aren’t working on her own son.  So she’s lashing out at both of you.  I’m guessing that he went along with her money grabs and catered to her attention getting whims more often before you came around.  So she’s decided that you’re the enemy, and if you’re out of the picture, then her son will come running back like a good little boy. 

You’re both doing the right thing, you’ve set boundaries and you stick with them.  He’s the one telling her that he will not put his entire day on hold for her.  That’s exactly what he should be doing.  You can’t fix crazy bitch, but you CAN choose not to allow her to take over your lives. 

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