Saving a relationship that is in or near breakup

Is your relationship with your partner approaching (or in) break-up crisis -- are trying to save it? Do you suspect that your spouse (or your boyfriend or girlfriend) my have the traits of Borderline Personality Disorder traits or some other underlying emotional weakness? If so, there are things you should do to start the relationship recovery process. Equally important, there are likely things you are doing that need to stop, fast -- before you can make anything better, you have to stop making worse. A relationship with a partner with a Personality Disorder, a Mood disorder, or an Impulse disorder is challenging and requires a great deal of strength, patience, and knowledge. Read more:


  • Short of having an emotional crisis, it is generally a family's careful and delicate coaching over time that will bring someone into treatment. And most individuals that have recovered from borderline personality disorder will...
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  • Is it borderline personality
    The answer is that there is no blood test or simple check list for personality disorders. To evaluate someone in your life requires learning about the disorders and getting a good sense of the persons emotional "lifetime" - how th...
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  • There is no single reason why a relationship begins to break down. However, once a relationship does start to break down, there is a predictable sequence of events that tends to occur. Are you on this path? The first stage...
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  • karpman-triangle
    When people find themselves in conflict with another person, they will reach out to a third person creating a triangle. While often a stabilizing factor, triangulation can also be very destabilizing - causing more turmoil and esc...
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  • feelings of drepression
    Your mind speed will increase. Your mind will race at what seems like 200 miles per hour. Most dangerous. People often tell their doctor "I can't get my mind to stop! The minute I wake up in the morning - it will start up". Your b...
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  • Fear, obligation and guilt
    Fear, obligation and guilt are the transactional dynamics at play when we feel that we are being controlled by others. Controlling or being controlled is a transaction between two people with both playing a part; the "controller"...
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  •  Borderline personality and physical abuse
    When one partner has traits of Borderline Personality Disorder, physical intimidation takes place three times more often than in other relationships. In 21% of the relationships, the hitting was reported to be reciprocal. Borderli...
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  • DSM 5 - Borderline Personality
    Read the complete and unabridged classification of Borderline Personality Disorder as published by the American Psychiatric Association. This is a rare look at the definition used by professionals to ensure uniform diagnosis.
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  • DSM 5 - Narcissistic Personality
    The "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," is a comprehensive classification of officially recognized psychiatric disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association , for use by mental health profession...
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