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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. 117 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    :(

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I had a panic attack Friday night and was suicidal, I went to the hospital and the psychiatrist told me he thinks it's likely I have borderline personality disorder. If this is...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    WHAT IS - A BREAK DOWN OF IT: Personality disorder involve patterns of behavior, mood, social interaction and impulsiveness that causes distress to the one experiencing them...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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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...
    DestinyEvelyn DestinyEvelyn 18-21, T Aug 27

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    I haven't written in a while. Not that there hasn't been anything to share. Simply that... I've been attempting to live my life without diarizing all of it publicly. I started...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hi, I am new on EP, and I got here because I wanted to talk about this. Sorry if some things aren't clear, English isn't my mother tongue. I didn't went to any therapy or...
    SemperFilthy SemperFilthy 16-17, F Sep 14

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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 Aug 26

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    Who the **** am I????? I'm so beyond confused right now. It seems like since I got diagnosed idk what was really me and what was the disorder. My anger is irrational, I fall in...
    kavlynn99 kavlynn99 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I'm actually an alter in a certain someones system. I posted it here cause they post in the Dissociative Identity disorder experience. I don't think the host would be mad I made an...
    goatmother goatmother 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    hi just need to vent not feeling well i feel like im going off the deep end i dont like getting up in the morning anymore i want to avoid the night time when i get my cycle my...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    how do you love your self as i loathe myself i need love but cant receive my kid parts super angry at my parents as when i was younger i needproper parents and it so affected big...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    So, I came to Malaysia a year ago for studying, my cousin whom I met recently came with me, we were both new, we needed each other all the time, we were afraid to stay away from...
    leenalatallah leenalatallah 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've been having a real ****** time being happy. Not exactly sure I feel like writing. I just know I haven't been doing that well.
    ashless ashless 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    Last week was so rough for me. It was truly manic. I cried for about 4 days straight and literally wanted to die. I felt that everyone at work could tell I was crazy and were...
    aligain aligain 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    Those of us who suffer BPD know where hell really is. It's inside us. No escaping the agony, pain and torture. No reprieve. It's in every moment of our day, our dreams and our...
    AussieAZ AussieAZ 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 28

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    I have been crying for two days straight. I have been sleeping all day because I exhaust myself with my thoughts. Now I can't sleep at night. I have also been very angry with my...
    stephaniekaye stephaniekaye 26-30, F Aug 29

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    I have been crying for two days straight. I have been sleeping all day because I exhaust myself with my thoughts. Now I can't sleep at night. I have also been very angry with my...
    stephaniekaye stephaniekaye 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I could so use some help and advice if some of you could take the time to try and help someone who is suffering and needs the help. GUILT IS...
    Altruistrick Altruistrick 56-60, M 6 Responses Aug 29

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    so uh.... have any of you... experienced another Alters dream before? Because I did last night.... It was only a small bit of it, like 20 seconds of the dream.... anyone else had...
    FullHotel FullHotel 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 30