Acknowledge Your Feelings
You should never have to walk on eggshells around others. Acknowledge your feelings and stay true to yourself. If you feel sad, let them know what they said to you hurt. If you want to cry, don’t be afraid to cry in front of them. They need to register what they did or said was wrong. Just because they have a personality disorder doesn’t give them a ticket to treat others however they want. If you cannot get them to see your side at all, it may be beneficial to talk to a therapist. Getting therapy both together and alone can improve your outlook. Your opinions and feelings need to be validated. A therapist can provide techniques to use to combat their negativity toward you and can also help you understand what’s going on inside their head. By learning typical behaviors of this personality disorder, you can learn how to let things roll off your back when they are at their worst. Coping skills are always essential for dealing with anyone who has a mental illness.
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