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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. 113 People

    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...
    tresss tresss 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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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...
    Kelzybub Kelzybub 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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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...
    sleepless9212 sleepless9212 41-45, M Feb 28, 2013

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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...
    simnin simnin 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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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...
    witch33 witch33 31-35, F Oct 15, 2013

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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...
    cat5400 cat5400 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 22, 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...
    kthinton kthinton 26-30 5 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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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...
    stephtoh06 stephtoh06 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...
    CurlyR CurlyR 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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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...
    hollyms hollyms 22-25 May 21, 2011

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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...
    bridiekins bridiekins 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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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...
    sleepless9212 sleepless9212 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

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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...
    1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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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...
    psalm10720 psalm10720 51-55 Jul 5, 2013

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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...
    Outsidethesphere Outsidethesphere 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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...
    Kelzybub Kelzybub 18-21, F 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...
    zoef1976 zoef1976 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 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...
    puppychuao puppychuao 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    I Think I May Have Dpd..what Do You Think? (my Story) - Hello, i am a 20 year old female who may have DPD. When i took a personality test it said i was high for this type of...
    alexis122 alexis122 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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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...
    Pupilindenial Pupilindenial 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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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...
    ljthomas123 ljthomas123 16-17 3 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    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...
    nowlarryios nowlarryios 56-60 2 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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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...
    rahulmbbsmd rahulmbbsmd 26-30 Sep 11, 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...
    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...
    inaja inaja 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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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...
    KellyWoo KellyWoo 18-21 3 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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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...
    someblonderedhead someblonderedhead 31-35, F Jun 29, 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...
    CaringDrifter CaringDrifter 31-35 Nov 22, 2013

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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...
    meggymolly meggymolly 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2010

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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...
    Outsidethesphere Outsidethesphere 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 8, 2011

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    Recently been told I may have Borderline Personality Disorder. It's not a confirmed diagnosis yet, but I'm pretty sure I have it, definitely makes more sense to me than the...
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    i have borderline personality disorder maybe i have to join another group lee anne
    maddisongrace maddisongrace 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    My problem with getting this diagnosis was that I used to not like the fact that everyone gets labels. I mean, I still feel like certain terms get thrown around way too casually...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Okay.. well, Im a 16 year old girl, been in and out of the hospital for depression, selfharm, anxiety. That was all two years ago. I've lived with a dad that has pretended that i...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have PSTD and personality disorder which I don't know how to handle.
    godswish49 godswish49 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I was diagnosed with Schiztotypal Disorder in 2011 and ever since then things have begun to be understandable yet difficult. It explained why I feel detached and disconnected from...
    m4ch1n3121 m4ch1n3121 22-25, M Mar 21

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    ***Before you read this: I am NOT looking for sympathy and/or pity; I'm trying to explain a little what living with this disorder is like. Please don't feed the narcissist's supply...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I haven't actually been diagnosed with this disorder but I have all the symptoms of it. And I have a hard time getting close to people. I'm just trying to start to open up more to...
    chaos16 chaos16 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I have BPD and I'm totally my own worst enemy, I've learned over the years that when things are calm and peaceful I sabotage my own life because I'm more comfortable in chaotic...
    BeautifulBorderlineJunkie BeautifulBorderlineJunkie 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi, I don't have apd but my husband does. it's very hard living with someone with this disorder. Everything is on his terms and if something goes wrong it's like walking on egg...
    Lmm14 Lmm14 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Hello, I finally found somewhere where I can finally share my story. I just want to put these out on small little intervals so that it's not too much. I am the queen of this host...
    DarkHappiness DarkHappiness 13-15, F Mar 31

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    We are not ill. We are not BPD. We have BPD. Don't let yourself be labeled ill...cause we are not. WE ARE VERY SMART PEOPLE, who just can't control our emotions, not ill. We are...
    nellagrr nellagrr 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    It has been a rough day for me emotionally. My boss told me he wants to talk to me on Friday. Why would he tell me on Monday that he needs to talk to me in Friday?! My mind is...
    Australianladybug Australianladybug 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 17

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    I've been almost a prisoner in my room for about six months paralyzed by depression. I feel like I've been abandoned. I feel like I've been rejected, shamed and humiliated. Much...
    Jackal208 Jackal208 56-60, M 4 Responses Mar 17

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    I hate when randomly BPD starts taking over out of no where. It's like from 0 to 10 quickly. There's no feeling kinda bad it just goes to horrible. I hate being like this. I want...
    Australianladybug Australianladybug 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    This just isn't fair. I am in so much anger, and pain. I hate my impulses, and I hate getting hurt and not getting over it quickly. I keep cutting, but each time it gets deeper...
    nellagrr nellagrr 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I have nobody to talk to. I've never felt so alone and I'm scared of getting bad again
    kristinaloo kristinaloo 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Definitely feeling manic right now. I have been so productive it's insane. It almost seems like a good thing but I know that it will most likely interfere with my sleep tonight. I...
    HaileyBee92 HaileyBee92 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Today I woke up and had a great start to the day but somehow I have ended up back in bed feeling very reluctant to face the world today. I think right now I just need to take one...
    AmeliasDay AmeliasDay 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    As a teen, psycologists or whatever ists think it could just be "teen moodiness". That is in fact, bullshit. This isn't your oh whatever, she/he is just having moodiness. These are...
    AnaPanda1 AnaPanda1 13-15, F Apr 2

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    So an interesting thing was brought up to me... We tend to focus so much on the downside of BPD we don't often see the positive things. We're passionate, creative, to the point...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 3