Dating someone with a borderline personality disorder
A nasty experience with a spider may develop into a post traumatic stress disorder and perhaps into a spider-phobia as well.
In short, mental disorders can develop and be triggered in various ways.
This pattern or anomaly is not developmentally or socially normative.
Mental disorders are a combination of how someone thinks, behaves, feels and perceives.
Researchers have found that BPD symptoms and diagnosis successfully predict dating satisfaction and stress, adolescents’ conflict with romantic partners, domestic violence, and separation and divorce.
Typically individuals with BPD have difficulty trusting others.
Frequently these individuals are unable to focus on the feelings of others because their own emotional pain is too great an obstacle.
Research has evidenced that women diagnosed with BPD display problematic sexual behaviors and patterns of unstable love relationships.
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Sometimes damage to the brains can be an explanation, sometimes a change in hormones.
Traumatic events (car accident, loss of a loved one, physical or emotional abuse) are associated with mental disorders as well. Children who were bullied in elementary school may develop self-esteem issues and perhaps even a personality disorder or anxiety disorder.
Those suffering with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have a proclivity for unstable interpersonal relationships.
These individuals are unable to tolerate being alone due to their abandonment anxiety.
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