Crazy Love: Dealing with Your Partner's Problem Personality
The scenario is all too common: Girl meets guy (or Guy meets girl). Guy is smart, charming, and maybe even endearing. Girl falls in love. As the relationship progresses Guy's serious personality problems begin to surface. She gets longer and more vivid glimpses of habits and tendencies she didn't notice at first. 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 Institutesof 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 so that readers can become better informed and more careful when entering or continuing a relationship. Johnson and Murray tell us why so many of us are attracted to personality disordered partners, and-most important-they offer strategies for detecting and avoiding such potential disasters. They also recognize the needs of readers who are already in committed relationships with personality-impaired partners, and offerhope in the form of healthy survival strategies and tips for making the relationship more livable.
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This book is about finding negative aspects of each personality type and exaggerating it. it motivates people to get more negative about their partners and moving toward to divorce their partners instead finding solutions and working to grow together. Even though the author is well educated and well known, the book is very negative and I do not recommend it at all. It will weaken your relation ship instead of helping it to strengthen.
"...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.
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?