Can People with Personality Disorders Have Healthy Relationships?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Can People with Personality Disorders Have Healthy Relationships?

When someone is in a relationship with a high-functioning abusive person afflicted with Borderline/Narcissistic Personality Disorder (BPD/NPD), normalcy can be difficult to define. Personality disorder expert Randi Kreger outlines traits of ‘normal’, healthy relationships, such as mutual respect, empathy, communication, mutual trust and honesty, and equality between partners. High conflict relationships result when people with BPD/NPD look to others for validation and to fill pathological emptiness through conflicting, unreasonable, and demeaning behavior. Kreger suggests that partners of such people seriously examine their vulnerabilities and the various ways abusive tendencies impact them to develop a realistic relationship assessment.

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