Dating someone who is paranoid
There are times [when our relationship] has plummeted to the depths whereby we were both ready to give up.” Between the periods of elation and bliss come what Paddy calls “bad phases.” “Sometimes among the arguments, the fits of anger and rage, the distrust, the paranoia, the mood swings, it seems like my girlfriend is a completely different person.” In the worst of times, he likens dating someone with Borderline Personality Disorder to having a relationship with someone who has dementia.
“Sometimes they look into their parent’s eyes and they see a spark. The person they knew and love is still there, somewhere deep down inside.
Delusional Disorder Like paranoid schizophrenia, delusional disorder is marked by unfounded beliefs centering on a cohesive theme. Jealous Type - The jealous type exhibits delusions involving the imagined unfaithfulness of a partner or spouse.
The delusions are not based on actual events, but rather on the person’s faulty interpretation.
Emphasize his strengths - People with paranoia are often very intelligent and high-functioning aside from interpersonal relationships.Persecutory Type - The persecutory type involves delusions based on a belief that some group or faction is intentionally pursuing the person with the intent to do specific harm.Anger and the possibility of violence against the perceived enemy are common symptoms.Also, people who suffer from paranoid personality disorder show symptoms early, often beginning in childhood, whereas schizophrenia and delusional disorder do not emerge until the adult enters his 20s.Other symptoms of paranoid personality disorder include:- Suspicions that others harbor malevolent intentions against him.- Unfounded Doubts surrounding the fidelity of friends and lovers.- Misinterpreting harmless statements and actions of others.- Unwillingness to confide in people.- Overreacts to perceived attacks.