Avoidant personality disorder and dating the first call dating
The problem now is just that she doesn't have the time or the transportation to see one regularly, or really much at all. If your 'friend' is under the age of 21 or so, then tagging them with a personality disorder is not the way to go.Fact is, they don't have enough of a set personality to be disordered.It doesn't help that their legal guardian considers psychology a waste of time, and even if they didn't there's not a whole lot of options in terms of getting therapy due to location. I want to help this person as much as I can, and avoid hurting them as much as possible. It's difficult to discern your relationship to this person, is this a friend at school? Is this something you could talk to one of your parents about? I've asked my mother, but she has no advice for me. :/ Things got slightly better, but they're largely isolated and bullied, and have been since 4th grade or so. :/ Things got slightly better, but they're largely isolated and bullied, and have been since 4th grade or so. Because I had a superficial understanding of myself at the time.And all the other options was too scary and horrible.I really hope this isn't another high school chick, BPC.All the talk about bullying and beatings from classmates and legal guardians isn't making me think of a mature 20-something in college. Because I had a superficial understanding of myself at the time.
And someone with a disordered personality, by definition, lacks significant insight.Personality disorders are the sort of thing that really need a professional to check out - especially if there's any sort of medication involved. Let her decide if she wants to talk or not, or go out or not. If you can relax and play it loose, it will help her from getting overwhelmed (which doesn't mean you should be a doormat, of course.) Just remember - it's not about you. I let her decide when she wants to do things, although judging from your post it seems she's either got something else or is a lot milder... Got any recommendations as to which books I should read on the subject?You and your friend might consider reading some cognitive behavior books, just to see if it sounds helpful. As for professional help, she agreed to see a psychiatrist when she moves in a few months.They think this is the problem, I think that at least to a certain point the pathology works...I know there's a lot of room for error, but what am I supposed to do?