A personality disorder is a type of mental illness in which you have trouble perceiving and relating to situations and to people — including yourself. There are many specific types of personality disorders. In general, having a personality disorder means you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking and behaving no matter what the situation. This leads to significant problems and limitations in relationships, social encounters, work and school. In some cases, you may not realize that you have a personality disorder because your way of thinking and behaving seems natural to you, and you may blame others for the challenges you face.*
I can't write tonight. We're in the middle of yet another meltdown caused by Hurricane Angie (this is what her name will be in the book). Here's what she did to me tonight after I walked away while she was yelling at me - she chased me down.
She also tried to take Phoenix with her at least three times tonight. I want it in writing that the next time she threatens my dog, I will punch her in the face, call the police, then file by a restraining order against her. Damn the consequences and whether or not she sees her kids again.
*"Personality Disorders - MayoClinic.com." Mayo Clinic Medical Information and Tools for Healthy Living - MayoClinic.com. Web. 16 Nov. 2010. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/personality-disorders/DS00562>.