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Mwood829 Mwood829 18-21, M 18 Answers Aug 31, 2012 in Dating & Relationships

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You very carefully suggest that they see a therapist to help them.

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You don't. Helping people who are unstable is a bad idea, because unless you're a therapist or someone with a huge heart coupled with a ton of patience you probably won't get anywhere. <br />
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If someone needs help, you can point them in the direction of a professional. Be a good friend but do not try to solve someone's problems or make them "stable" beyond what is reasonable. You can be careing and supportive without being their "answer".

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Listen to them closely for some dates. If they sound emotionally unstable, don't get attached to them. You might gently point out a few things to them in a loving manner (but then, they might not be open to hearing it anyway).

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they need you what else.....need you again again again....what attachment...

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It would be hard. Most emotionally unstable people won't let you help them unless they truly trust you, and LET you help them. They would be emotionally attached to you, more than likely, and if you weren't with them, then... Yeah. You can refer them to a professional all you want, but there's no promise that they'll for sure go. Talking to them and letting them know that you there.. That has a bigger probability that it will help *Just my point of view*!

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People who are emotionally unstable NEED help from others, in addition to professional help. I would suggest if you were to help a person like this in need, see a therapist yourself to help you create and sustain healthy boundaries. You need that structure and support to stay on track and not get too involved where you are overburdened. I would also help place other people in this persons life so they too could provide the necessary support. A person who is unstable needs a support group inside of therapy and another support group outside of therapy.

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it's too late, just remember to protect yourself and think about what happens when the oxygen masks come down in a plane, you are holding a baby but you put your mask on first!!!!!!!

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It sounds like you dislike metaphors, I believe that it is a very good example of why we should be selfish at times. Sorry you are offended by it, maybe it just hit home and that is why you don't like it. Are you still in denial?

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Well done, but look into your projection issues.

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Just remember the First Rule of Relations: "Never Fvck Crazy". If you violate that, you've asked to become the focus of someone who will either destroy themselves if you fail expectations, or destroy you if you fail expectations.

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You don't, becausue you already know they'll get emotionally attched.

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Get yourself a good electric cattle prod.

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with a tissue on the end of a long stick

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i think you already are

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U dont

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