Crazy Love: Dealing with Your Partner's Problem Personality (Google eBook)
Girl meets guy (or Guy meets girl). Guy is smart, charming, maybe even endearing. Girl falls in love. As the relationship progresses Guy's serious personality problems begin to surface. Girl gets more vivid glimpses of habits and tendencies she didn't first notice. With about 15% of the adult population suffering from one or more personality disorders -- that's over 16 million potential relationship partners, says the National Institutes of Health -- finding the right partner and maintaining a healthy love relationship is harder work than we thought! Crazy Love sheds light on the odd but surprisingly common disorders of personality. Psychologists Johnson and Murray tell us why so many of us are attracted to personality disordered partners, and offer strategies for detecting and avoiding such potential disasters. They also offer hope for readers already in committed relationships with personality-impaired partners, with healthy survival strategies and tips for making the relationship more livable. Contents include: The Weird Partner Detection and Survival Guide; Personality Disorders 101: Understanding Weird Partners; How Could I Be Attracted to PDPs?
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"...Realistic expectations for these relationships are offered along with extremely well-informed, practical advice." -- Counseling Today, January 2008
"Of particular help are revelations on why the reader might be attracted to certain types and tips for making better choices in the future...excellent...recommended for libraries." -- Library Journal
"Realistic expectations for these relationships are offered along with extremely well-informed, practical advice." -- Counseling Today, January 2008
This riveting and easy to read guide to relationships and disorders was a big help to me. In terms that are not psycho-babble, the various personality disorders are laid out in order of severity. The reader is given detailed analysis and descriptions to help match a disorder to the person you might be with, along with with cautions for being in the relationship. Over and over the basic mantra is slow down, listen to what they say, observe what they do, take your time, meet your partners family and friends, be healthy yourself and get out if it isn't working for you.
Review: Crazy Love: Dealing with Your Partner's Problem PersonalityUser Review - Stuart Wasserman - Goodreads
I just finished this book and I am blown away. I recognize that some who have commented found some faults, but for me it was truly eye-opening. There were so many things in it that rang true from the ... Read full review
Understanding Weird Partners
How Could I Be Attracted to PDPs? Let Me Count the top Nine Ways
Odd Eccentric and Weird Partners
The Paranoid Personality
The Schizoid Personality
The Schizotypal Personality
The Antisocial Personality
The PassiveAggressive Personality
Anxious Withdrawn and Needy Partners
The Avoidant Personality
The Dependent Personality
The ObsessiveCompulsive Personality
The Depressive Personality
Some Final Thoughts
What If Im Married to a PersonalityDisordered Partner?