Every relationship between a Personality-Disordered Individual and a Non Personality-Disordered Individual is as unique as the DNA of the people involved.
Nevertheless, there are some common behavior patterns associated with Non-PD's, some of which you may recognize. Some of them are described here.
We have broken this page into the following sections:
Articles discussing what it feels like to be in a relationship with someone who suffers from a personality disorder.
Common mistakes people make when trying to cope with a personality-disordered family member or partner.
Responses to personality disordered behavior that have worked well for some of us and we generally do recommend.
Please note that these articles are not intended to be used in a prescriptive way or to replace treatment. Please consult with a qualified mental health professional for specific advice on what to do in your own situation.
These articles are offered in the hope that Non-PD's who read them might recognize their own situation, discover that they are not alone and begin to learn more effective ways to cope with having a loved-one or family member who suffers from a personality disorder.