... y mother's passing didn't hit me immediately. I didn't really feel the effects until I entered into my first relationship with a guy who was emotionally abusive, manipulative and unsupportive, my freshman year of college. After my first year, I began to regain some clarity, but it managed to hit around junior year of college. ... (2 replies)
... DRG7 ~
Really concerned about the hanging herself ?
Gotta ask oneself ~ What is it that draws you to her ?
It's commendable to lift someones spirits. To envite them to enoy a breath of fresh air. To see a burden lifted from someones heavy heart. I dont' need to go on ~ other than.. Your battery is going to be drained. It would, really be a great loss, to see the... (6 replies)
... It's hard to say. Everyone is manipulative up to a point. It's just human nature. But most people know how far they can go without being an asshole too. ... (6 replies)
... d tell him how much I love him and he's helped me. But then you fall into that deep hole again and hate your life. It's not her fault, I don't think she's being manipulative at all. If you TRUELY love her, stick by her. She'll need the support.. I know I do. And I can imagine its frustrating dealing with us depressed people. ... (6 replies)
... she sounds manipulative.
you can jump thru hoops and it still won't make her happy.
she's using depression as an excuse to manipulate you.
I hope you get away from this relationship, you can't fix her.
:angel: (6 replies)
... She always says that there are no words that describe how much she loves me, and I feel the same way about her. I don't know wether she's generally depressed or seeking attention as she never wants to discuss it with me. ... (6 replies)
... I come from a very manipulative British born family. It's brutal! ... (4 replies)
... One of the major problems was that her mother was quite manipulative and demanding and wanted to control our lives. ... (4 replies)
... sonality disorders were not talked about often, and there was a stigma with having depression. My life was one that was constantly filled with chaos, aggression, manipulative and angry at the world. Back then, you were just thought of as "weird" if you felt bad, or had negative feelings, like I so often did. ... (20 replies)
... hah, i wish i had the guts to let myself golike that. i've spent so long forcing myself to do more and more to get away from my mind, dropping any thread of controll now seems like a nightmare. I've been able to have a panic attack on several occaisions in front of my family and merely end up being accused as manipulative and over dramatic (4 replies)
Don't feel bad, you didn't say anything wrong at all. In fact, you hit the nail on the head about my family.
I do see an excellent psychiatrist once a month and he actually called my sister a "snake" because when my Dad passed away 1-1/2 years ago, before he was even buried in the ground, my sister took most of his stuff and brought it home without talking it over... (10 replies)
... You probably don't want to hear this but, your boyfriend is manipulative and controlling. He has the signs of not only a verbal abuser but a physical abuser. You don't want a relationship with someone like that. ... (21 replies)
... but i realized that this was a manipulative tactic he was using to get what he wanted out of me. kind of a press my buttons kind of thing. don't let anybody make you fear for your relationship with them. ... (21 replies)
... Please don't think I'm judging. I had to leave this guy to save my own life. We all have to watch out for ourselves ultimately. He would use suicide as a manipulative tool to get me to stay with him, or to punish me for being "happier" than he was. Or whatever. ... (185 replies)
... t because there was awareness. Ha! I later learned that does not mean a quiet person does not have a temper, or a person who does not scream is not controlling, manipulative or weak. It has different faces and one size does not fit all. ... (20 replies)
... Hey MadHatter, I used to always wonder what would have come of my life if all the bad hadn't happened, but the fact is I can't change it and I won't try because it's a hopeless effort.
Let me give you a little insight into my life....My bio-father didn't want me, my father who adopted me died when I was 4, I was molested at 5, lived with a mom who used me as the scape goat... (20 replies)
... l job that I thought could make me happy. I thought I was getting closer to being happy until the novelty wore off. My career is going well, but I'm still very depressed at times, with only the eventual hypomania to look forward to. ... (2 replies)
... destructive as well as destroys relationships. It is manipulative and last night I was depressed and angry at my situation with staying home with my older husband who has dementia but he can't help it and has no one to help him but me. ... (7 replies)
... bad situations with her brothers that still happen to this day 10 yrs later. Her dad was strict. She worries about her mom all the time and I believe has been depressed for quite a while. She puts on a good front but underlying I know theres issues. I tried to help but she doesnt really seem to want to seek any. ... (3 replies)
... the time, no one tends to notice Im even there when Im around her. She is much more confident, she's pretty, and takes control of any situation. That's not just depressed observances, that is all fact. ... (1 replies)