Forgiveness is to let go of the hope

I was watching the Oprah Winfrey show on Youtube. It was not a full show but just a clip of her new network show. Oprah was talking about forgiveness. Forgiveness has always been very difficult for me. I admit to holding grudges against my peers who bullied me in school.…

People pleaser

I used to be a people-pleaser. Actually I didn't have a choice as a child because my mother who suffers from BPD would get really mad at me if I don't make sure to do certain things to keep her happy. I never knew when she was going to get…

The legacy of toxic relationship

By AJ Mahari Toxic relationships are battle-grounds mistaken for what is thought of as love in which the personality-disordered and the non-personality diordered come together, intersect, interconnect and increase each other's pain and suffering no matter how hard they try to make things work. (Sometimes both parties in a toxic…

3 Simple Home Modifications

3 Simple Home Modifications That Improve Safety for People with Mental Health Disabilities When someone in your home has a developmental disability, you probably know that your home will need some adjustments. You likely prepare for modifications to make their physical experience simpler, but did you realize that there were…

Can you control your sensitivity?

Maybe there is a biological reason as to why I am so sensitive to other people's feelings. I grew up worrying about upsetting my borderline mother because it hurt physically and emotionally when I angered my mom. I don't need to get into details..but it was just scary. I found…

Things histrionic people do

I think all of have are narcissists to an extent but there is a clear distinction between having a narcissistic tendency and having narcissistic traits/NPD. People with Histrionic Personality Disorder are very sensitive to rejection and criticism. If you give some negative feedback, trying to help her, it can severely…

Is drama queen mentally ill?

We all know at least one drama queen or the attention seeker. Colleague, relative..friend. They can be charming and charismatic. They are fun to be around, friendly and some people are instantly drawn to that drama queen. But being a drama queen can be pretty serious and even interferes with…