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I Have Dependent Personality Disorder

Dependent Personality Disorder anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Dependent Personality Disorder. You're not alone. 116 People

    I Have No Self. I Don't Exist.

    This is hard to write. I have no self, no story. I live in the life or others--always have. I am looking at the end of my life: 60 years old. My whole life has been wasted, not having a self of my own. If I am anyone at all, I don't who that is. It is that I do not exist. You...
    nowlarryios nowlarryios 56-60 2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    Recently Diagnosed

    My parents while I grew up were: hyper-protective, never let me do anything alone, except watching tv. I was coerced into relationships and have yet to date someone I was interested in genuinely and on my own. Now I am older, my parents are: clingy and always worried about me...
    CaringDrifter CaringDrifter 31-35 Nov 22, 2013

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    I Think I Have Some Sort Of Dpd

    I'm 19 and i have not been officialy diagnosed with dpd but almost guaranteed that i have it i'm scared that im eventually going to have no job, no friends left, my boyfriend will leave me because of the annoying things i say and do. i cannot handle being alone i need someone...
    bridiekins bridiekins 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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    The Same Story

    I have DPD I know from both my education, life's experience and endless reaading. There are alwsys two main topics that seem to circulate: 1)- Hooplesness; 2)- Money issuess; make that three: and the inability to successfully remain indeoendent.I know there are no easy answers or...
    Outsidethesphere Outsidethesphere 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    Sorting Through The Aftermath Of My Ex-dpd Boyfriend

    Hello to you all, I've just joined this site in the hopes that I would be able to gain a better understanding of what transpired between myself and my ex-DPD boyfriend. I would greatly appreciate your insights/feedback as it has been a very confusing and painful journey for me...
    Pupilindenial Pupilindenial 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    I Want To Be Normal, Can Someone Help?

    I've grown up through some the roughest and hardest situations you could possibly imagine, i should be dependant and strong.... but i feel like the weakest person alive. I'm unemployed now, i find getting a job more or less an impossible, everything i come across i think i'm not...
    Kelzybub Kelzybub 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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    I Believe I Have Dpd

    I am so glad to have found this group. I have lost so many friends through being clingy, dependent, avoiding arguments for fear of losing friends, taking a lot of stick from people including allowing myself to be used, i just cant help it, as soon as someone is nice to me, i want...
    zoef1976 zoef1976 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    I Depend Too Much On My Sister And It's Stressing Me Out.

    This dependent personality disorder is making me more depress. I'm too dependent on her that I can't handle the stress of her not continuing her studies with me. We studied the same college course, but for some reason she decided not to continue. This means leaving me alone. I...
    stephtoh stephtoh 18-21, F Jul 7, 2013

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    Frozen Waste

    I am pretty sure that i have DPD.  I just came across this term yesterday.I'm 38 years old with a train of relationships that didn't wrok out behind me. I feel so inadequate that i let the children of two marriages go to their fathers, becaue i felt incapable...
    CurlyR CurlyR 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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    My Problem

    I most definitely have DPD, but i have no support at home and the only person that is there for me to help me through it is my fiance who has way to many problems mentally of his own to list and is in hospital far away to be there physically for me, I haven't been diagnosed by it...
    KellyWoo KellyWoo 18-21 3 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    What Do I Do Now??

    So, I have never been diagnosed by a Dr. but I have read much about this,and I fit into EVERY symptom it talks about. What is crazy to me though, is that even though I know this describes me to a T, I am also a very independent person.  Allow me to explain...
    kthinton kthinton 26-30 5 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    :(

    I'm pretty much positive I have DPD. I've never been professionally diagnosed, but I fit pretty much every symptom, and on top of that, I get hyper-attached to certain people, and usually it's just one person, that I depend on for everything. I need them around, I need to see...
    DonRicci DonRicci 13-15, F Mar 7, 2010

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    With Others

    I have the symptoms of DPD with regard to interpersonal relationships. I have had troubled relationships at work ever since I entered the workplace. I form strong attachments to others, usually others who are "loners," different, or have a "dark" personality in some way or other...
    witch33 witch33 31-35, F Oct 15, 2013

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    My (old) Problem That I'm Reposting From 2009

    Posted July 30th, 2009 at 7:20AM I most definitely have DPD, but i have no support at home and the only person that is there for me to help me through it is my fiance who has way to many problems mentally of his own to list and is in hospital far away to be there physically for...
    Kelzybub Kelzybub 18-21, F Jan 3, 2011

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    Just Realized I Have Dpd

    So my whole life, I've always thought there was something wrong with me, from a young age I was scared of growing up and doing everything on my own. When I did end up moving out, it was to dorms that had a cafeteria and most things provided for us. I ended up rooming with my best...
    1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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    I Need Some Help Please

    Hi, I am doing a psychology report on people with Dependent Personality Disorder. I thought it would be a good idea to include what it is like to live with this disorder. I was wondering if anyone could help me and just give me a brief description on what it is like to live with...
    ljthomas123 ljthomas123 16-17 3 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Dependent Persoality Overview

     I have DPD I know from both my education, life's experience and endless reading. There are always two main topics that seem to circulate: 1)- Hopelessness; 2)- Money issues; make that three: and the inability to successfully remain independent. I know there are no easy answers...
    Outsidethesphere Outsidethesphere 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 8, 2011

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    First Time Hearing This

    I saw a portion of my medical chart today and it was something I was never told. I suffered with major depression for 10 years all stemming from this disorder. Everything about it clicks for me. Finding out about it has evoked a lot of emotions and feelings. I've come through a...
    psalm10720 psalm10720 51-55 Jul 5, 2013

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    Me And Men

    here is my st0ry. I am a 49 yr 0ld w0man wh0 gets dependent 0n men f0r l0ve and supp0rt. these men i depend 0n d0n't even l0ve me 0r even supp0rt me but when they want t0 leave I get very upset and depressed and d0n't kn0w what t0 d0. I get s0 depressed I want t0 c0mmit suicide...
    tresss tresss 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    He graduates this year.

    That means he's going to college. He's going to go and find someone better for him. I can't compete with anyone. He is going to realize how much more he deserves than me. He's is going to leave. Even though I know it's going to happen I'm scared of how it's going to affect me.
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M 1 Response May 6

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    Helping My Friend With DPD And Holding Myself Together

    Two steps forward, one step back. That's how it feels remaining a loyal friend while my buddy seems to be ripped apart from within as he struggles with DPD. When I found the description of this disorder and shared it with him, he was happy and relieved. "That's it! That's what...
    sleepless9212 sleepless9212 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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    Dependent On Therapist? How Do I Heal?

    I think I've finally narrowed down where all my dysfunction is coming from. From an early age I was forced into therapy and medications due to my angry/withdrawn reaction at my parents' divorce. I was always SO bitter and angry at what I was being forced to do, so I wouldn't even...
    hollyms hollyms 22-25 May 21, 2011

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    I Am Scared :s

    I think I have dependent personality disorder.. I am 14. A lesbian. I'm in love with my best friend, who i rely on for everything. She knows im in love with her. I tell her everything. She gets very angry and I always get hurt by it. But I forgive her completely...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    Just Realised I Have Dpd

    I have just realised today i have dpd. Ive always known that i always seem to have an obsession with someone, it changes too, but is always on the one person for however long it lasts. I have developed an over the top dependancy on a an old freind i have been in touch with...
    meggymolly meggymolly 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2010

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    I Believe My Good Friend Has DPD

    I have a good friend that I find is plagued by an inability to make decisions. He is 40 and lives with his parents. He desperately wants to assert his independence, but for some reason he feels trapped and unable to take any steps. When I reach out and offer my support, he...
    sleepless9212 sleepless9212 41-45, M Feb 28, 2013

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    I Blame That Dammed Security Blanket !

    seriously .. my whole life is a series of fixations and preoccupations , i also have a big dose of avpd to go as a side dish to my dpd , ect .. in fact .. my brain is like a smorgasbord of conflicting emotional drives !and for sure i know that i need others to be there for me in...
    igomental igomental 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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    Ink

    I have DPd as well as an anxiety disorder, Well I know no one wishes this upon themselves but the fact that someone can say something really small about me and I overanalyze it until i meet the person again, I literally lose sleep over it. I think (not really sure) this was...
    inaja inaja 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    I Am A Doctor With DPD

    I am Dr.Rahul, Physician in Training and I have DPDPeople do not choose to have a personality disorder, and they cannot simply just "snap out of it". So I guess they cannot control the way they are, but they can control what they do.http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-sohom-das...
    rahulmbbsmd rahulmbbsmd 26-30 Sep 11, 2013

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    I definitely have DPD.

    Below is a reply to one post, which gives a good brief and some thoughts about my suffering: I think i have DPD too, though i was not officially diagnosed with it. It might sound funny, but i think i might give some pieces of advice about what he might be able to do, but let me...
    heselbaz heselbaz 26-30, M May 14

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    I Have Problems, We'll Call Them 'issues'.

    I have never been formally diagnosed, my insurance doesn't cover mental health, but from everything I've read all signs point to this. I've been on medication before for depression and anxiety years ago, I stopped cold turkey because I didn't feel that it was doing anything...
    someblonderedhead someblonderedhead 31-35, F Jun 29, 2011

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    Loss Of A 40 Year Friendship

    I am 55 yrs old and have had what I considered a close friendship with my childhood friend. There were periods where we lost contact, due to life circumstance, but we always found our way back. I should also state that I don't have dpd, but I believe my friend does and would...
    cat5400 cat5400 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    I Am Afraid To Lose This Person's Friendship

    I find it so hard, to do things on my own, I have my own business. Who should I turn to for advise, this has been such a tough year. I had someone as an advisor for last 6 months, and it has helped me so much, with my work and being able to reach out to him through the ups and...
    simnin simnin 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    Now I Know I Have Dpd

    I always knew I had co-dependency issues but this time around it's actually affecting all aspects of my life. Throughout my twenties I refused to get close to anyone. I was out having promiscuous sex telling myself I didn't feel anything. Then I started getting tired of this life...
    puppychuao puppychuao 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    My personal relationships are toxic and my emotions and reactions are out of control. I've known for a long time something is not quite right inside of me and I can't control alot...
    megjane18 megjane18 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yup, I have Multiple Personality Disorder, and it's really hard sometimes. I try to hide it from people I don't know and even some of my closest friends. I'm afraid they'd think I...
    SilverXJzargo SilverXJzargo 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    The thing I hate the most about Avoidant Personality Disorder is being in large class rooms. I can feel their gazes pick me apart with acute precision, and when I ask something I...
    UntimelySoul UntimelySoul 18-21, T 1 hr ago

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    EP users and their character attacks.... I'm not a pompous *******, although that would be the reaction that I would expect from someone with BPD, as that is how most of us assess...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Check out this link!!!! New scientific research on BPD and how the brain functions for people who have been diagnosed with this disorder. Enlightening and informative. Hope this...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    For a long time I have felt different, I got attached to people to easy & too quick! I quickly feared abandonment, real or imagined, I sometimes get raging anger that I cannot...
    BeBeautiful95 BeBeautiful95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Time to share my story of Multiple Personality Disorder(MPD). I know, in my case, this is more commonly known as a Teenage Identity Crisis, but I'd like to refer it as MPD. So...
    LightlySaltedSalmon LightlySaltedSalmon 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have Borderline Personalitч Disorder, these past few weeks have been at its worst. I have attempted suicide twice & failed, and currentlч still self harm, I live with mч bo...
    BeBeautiful95 BeBeautiful95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    It's kinda sad to read these other "experiences" of people who have dated someone with BPD. I guess thinking about it from their perspective it is a bit overwhelming to date...
    Yu12 Yu12 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Or so I think. But don't we all? Life has become increasingly difficult by my standards and it's just enough to not make me want to excel at anything fruitful or have the...
    Keldeo Keldeo 22-25 1 Response Aug 18

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    i was always very interested in this. to whoever has this disorder is very brave because i know it must be frustrating basically sharing your body with different people
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Finally found the man who I would love to spend my life with. Gives me more happiness caring and understanding I have ever been given. He try's his best to be understanding of my...
    awmusic awmusic 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    Once upon a time, There was a little girl. The little girl had a mummy and a daddy who said they loved her very much. One day, the little girl was hurt by something she shouldn't...
    NearAsFarCanBe NearAsFarCanBe 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 1

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    My therapist loaned me a book called "I hate you-don't leave me: understanding the borderline personality" has anybody read it? Any feedback???
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 3

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    Hi. I just curious in how the personality swap, I know that physically, there might be minimum differences, but I have view that the way they represent them self; such as the usage...
    MissHara MissHara 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Went to see my shrink today and after 4 long years am finally down to ONLY one pill a day!! Yeah, the pills make me feel normal..but at the same time it feels so fake! They're...
    Yu12 Yu12 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Do any of you have animal alters? -Shar
    TheDylanWorld TheDylanWorld 13-15, M Jul 28

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    Do any of you have animal alters?? -Shar :)
    TheDylanWorld TheDylanWorld 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 28