Anyone ever have a "best friend" treat you like a pariah? Mine told me to move into a trailer park or an assisted living facility after I complained about my financial situation. I am disabled, by Social Security, since 2005. Mental illness and physical maladies from chemo. Oh, yeah, I had breast cancer too. Had a mastectomy in 2004. By the way, she said this to me after enjoying years living high on the hog from inheriting her father's millions after he died. Gee, you think she turned into a snob? I told her that and we haven't spoke since. This was over a year ago. I'm sure she thinks I am wrong as usual. I was destroyed after she said that and still am. I will never get that out of my head. You know, being a LOSER because of my illness. Blah blah blah.View Thread
I got a clinical diagnosis for BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) about 7 years ago but I didn't care at the time nor was interested in staying on meds. Now, since February of this year I've been seeking treatment, have also read a book writen by a seasoned pastor about ministering to the mentally ill, "An Unquiet Mind," "Confessions of A Sociopath," and now "The Everything Guide to Narcassistic Personality Disorder." Also, I am now on 3 different psychotropic drugs and I actually have no sense of self now. I only know I'm a child of God by my faith in Jesus Christ and its enough. Other than that I simply am. I breath, I eat, I sleep, I feel emotion but they have no effect on how I precieve who I am nor do I believe my own brain when it tells me things about myself or you if you tried to give me some kind of attribute. I have decided to stay this way. I don't want to be cured. This is an advantage for me, not a disease or handicap. Lets just say I am learning to reign in my impulses beyond my lack of self and to make other, how you say, adjustments when necessary to better deal with people and the world around me. I am in school and want to minor in psychology after I get my associates and then maybe get a degree in forensic psychology while I teach music. So far I can't stop devouring psych. books so by the time I get past community college I will be well prepared for my minor in psychology. I think it would be cool to work for the police or FBI some day as a forensic psychologist.View Thread
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