Even when it manifests itself, this disorder is often neither recognized for what it is nor properly diagnosed.But when someone has Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD), believe me, you know it, whether or not you know the right label to apply to it or you fully understand its dynamics.
But if you’re dating someone with Borderline Personality Disorder, it is probably at once familiar and remarkable; the deep stigma attached to BPD—and specifically having relationships with someone who has BPD—makes stories of intact relationships all too rare.
Hearing someone else share your struggles and negotiate the realities of the illness can be both comforting and illuminating.
And in the aftermath of the shootings at UC Santa Barbara, I thought it well worth visiting this subject, the reason for which will become clearer momentarily.
Like others, I was deeply moved by the tragic stabbing and shooting of several innocents by another social “misfit” with a vendetta of some type.
You know always know something’s dreadfully wrong when somebody has PPD because of how unnerving it is to have any kinds of dealings with them.
Just like when you encounter psychopathic personalities, you can sometimes feel the hair on the back of your neck stand on end when you deal with someone who has this disorder.
“We spoke of the perfect wedding, of names for our children – we dared to dream.” As tends to happen, however, their dreams were interrupted by reality and, in Paddy’s case, that reality includes his girlfriend’s Borderline Personality Disorder.
“To say that this relationship has been a roller coaster would be an understatement.
You get paranoid whenever your person takes too long to text back.
You get paranoid whenever your person isn’t in the mood for sex.
You get paranoid whenever your person is out of town for too long.