I never know whether or not to open links to articles on how to deal with someone like me. I have problems with it from the get go. I am an individual, not one size fits all. I feel like i am being talked about without my input.
I recently braved reading:
4 Ways to Find Out If Your Partner Is Using Their Depression as an Excuse for Controlling Behavior
She then lists four things controlling/manipulative people sometimes do. You don’t have to have depression to do any of these things:
Do They Make You Spend All of Your Time with Them?
Do They Threaten Suicide When You Have Disagreements?
Do They Make You Feel Responsible for Their Mental Health?
Do They Trivialize Your Problems in Comparison to Theirs?
Keeping you to themselves is common in abusive relationships
I had an ex-boyfriend with no diagnosis threaten to commit suicide if I didn’t get back together with him
Many co-dependent partners worry their partner won’t be okay if they leave.
I don’t think trivializing others problems is solely something done by the mentally ill
I really don’t like the title or premise of this article. It could just be signs you are in a controlling/abusive relationship.
I do think there are some topics in this article that could be good for family members.
We are taught to take all mentions of suicide seriously. But, what do you do if it seems manipulative? I don’t know and that would be more meaningful for me.
How do you leave someone with a mental illness (or other condition) when you worry about how they will be on their own?
I felt the author used a provocative title/subject to grab readers