Dating someone hard of hearing
But if you’re dating someone with Borderline Personality Disorder, it is probably at once familiar and remarkable; the deep stigma attached to BPD—and specifically having relationships with someone who has BPD—makes stories of intact relationships all too rare.Hearing someone else share your struggles and negotiate the realities of the illness can be both comforting and illuminating.I have worked hard for the things I've wanted to make of myself, and being able to make snap decisions that I knew wouldn't drastically affect another person has been crucial to every little success.And as archaic as this sounds, I can't date people I don't see myself marrying. I'm just simply not attracted to people I don't see a future with, and right now I'm at a place in my life where I'm not ready to commit to anyone anyway.I had one serious relationship in college, and broke it off when it started to look like we were going to change our plans to be near each other after graduation.It seemed stupid to limit ourselves when we were so young.It was a sign, to me, that maybe I wanted to give myself a little more time to grow up before putting myself in that position again.
If it happens, it happens, and if it doesn't, well – honestly, I'd rather be alone my whole life than be with someone I wasn't in love with.
Only now, when I sit down to count it out, so I realize that I've been single for three years – because I've never once questioned myself about it.
I've had bigger priorities, and in retrospect, looking back at all the weird places my life has taken me in the past few years, I can't imagine the strain of trying to keep something up with someone without limiting my options.
She received her MSW from the University of Missouri in 2014.
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