Most people who love someone with OCPD (myself included) have not had our amateur diagnosis confirmed.
Our loved one almost always refuses to go into counseling or for diagnosis, because there's absolutely nothing wrong with him/her!
I'm tired of him projecting his anger onto me-"you're so angry. You are as mean as a snake." I am none of those things and am so tired of the verbal and emotional assaults. I do have to take Xanax when I travel with him, or help him with anything.
Self-esteem does not build from feelings of relief, or the temporary reprieve of having succeeded at something.
For many of us, it can be difficult to determine if our partner is healthy or if their behavior patterns are indicative of a problem.
Below are a few red flags that many with psychopathy have in their past or demonstrate when they interact with others.
There are some with these conditions that have a high potential to traumatize their mates due to their symptom profile (Mager, Bresin, and Verona, 2014; Lawson and Brossart, 2013).
The partners of individuals with psychopathy, narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder are often left with emotional and physical scars.