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. 151 People

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2012

    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

    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

    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 From an early age I was forced into therapy and medications due to my angry/withdrawn reaction at my parents' divorce.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

    I strongly believe I have DPD.

    I haven't been diagnosed yet, and I assume I might be diagnosed in a few months. The way this came about was that, my best friend was reading an article on DPD and what was funny is that she brought to my attention, a list of 6 traits. (At the time she was going through the...
    popgirlll popgirlll
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2015

    i have detected many symptoms of DPD in me over

    the past, and every single one of them leaves me in a situation where i'm stressed out. i feel i'm too clingy to my friends, i used to have no friends in school but over the past year i have made 4 friends who are really close to me. but besides for them, i don't have any...
    monophxbia monophxbia
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2014

    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

    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
    6 Responses Oct 22, 2009

    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
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2013

    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

    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

    I was recently diagnosed with dependent

    personality disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorder in the middle of a separation that is now in the process of divorce. My wife has moved out and taken the kids. I had been drinking a lot, and on my anti depressants, the effects of alcohol are much worse. I came home...
    iddependent iddependent
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    I am 17 years old and I am constantly consumed

    by the fact that everyone hates me and that I need to please everyone. Someone will make a small comment about something about me or a joke and it will go round in my head for days worrying about what it means. I also find it really hard to make any decision, such as something...
    madflower madflower
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 9, 2015

    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

    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

    Search for 'dependent personality disorder' in

    facebook groups. Group id is 109539752726093 . Join to get support. DPD is very different from having dependency issues or such tendencies. So please do not diagnose yourself. Do not join until you have been officially diagnosed as having DPD (not dependent personality but the...
    denadena123 denadena123
    22-25
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    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

    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
    56-60
    Jul 5, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    46-50, M
    Feb 28, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    Oct 15, 2013

    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

    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
    1 Response Nov 22, 2013

    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

    What is the outlook like

    for someone with this disorder, whether in treatment or not? If you have this, how long have you known? What steps have you taken to manage it, and how is it working out? Do you have certain triggers that make your symptoms worse or better at times? I'm pretty sure my therapist...
    anniemagus anniemagus
    31-35, F
    Jan 12, 2015

    I went to a psychiatrist yesterday.

    She believes I have DPD. My cousin has BPD. I know this is true. I am unfortunately going through a divorce and she had to drag all the bad things out of me that he did. I don't want to hurt him. I've also been dating someone for a year now and even tho he's great and would do...
    WorriesAlways WorriesAlways
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 6, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response May 14, 2014

    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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