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Re: A borderline woman is living with me

Posted by baseball55 on October 2, 2016, at 20:15:27

In reply to Re: A borderline woman is living with me, posted by Pontormo on October 2, 2016, at 9:25:35

Very thoughtful response!

> It might be better to see and treat her as individual rather than as a diagnosis . These categories are pretty questionable although sometimes useful in treatment, but in real life I'm not sure they enhance ones ability to relate to people humanely . I would wonder why she also tells people this "diagnosis" -- maybe she's self denigrating or excusing her actions -- or some such thing, but it certainly doesn't help her or her friends to see her as a complex and variable human being
> Maybe you could try to put all that aside and just do what feels right for you as as if she were what she is --someone you know who is making you uncomfortable.




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