Antisocial Disorder in individuals may cause those in loving relationships with them to be on the receiving end of a lack of empathy. Disregard for others needs or feelings, verbal and sometimes physical abuse are often complaints that come from husbands, wives, significant others, and even children. The difficulty of living with a person who suffers from Antisocial Disorder is the manipulation, dishonesty and other tactics that satisfy their wants and needs.
That person needs help, but one can not subject themselves or children to continuous abuse. First, the acceptance that this situation is not the fault of the loved one is key, and a plan of separation from the person who is considered a sociopath. A new home, dependable income, and legal aid are just some of the things to be considered. Documentation of rudeness, abuse, and failures to follow through must be kept, especially when children are involved.
Borderline Personality Disorder can be just as challenging to friends and family. Often taking offense when things do not go as planned, seeing events as either black or white without a possible gray area of debatability. Friends are normally offended by the unauthorized use of clothing or valuables, distasteful comments are made while sitting at the family dinner table, and unhealthy codependency with unrealistic expectations are just some of the behaviors of a person struggling to exist with Borderline Personality Disorder.
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