Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Straw

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>.


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  2. Beth, I know this is horrible and difficult and terribly unfair. And I know that family members know how to push your buttons, because let's face it - they installed those buttons. But please use your considerable intelligence in dealing with this situation. This is battery, so by all means, document the incident, both in writing and with pictures. But please, please do not reciprocate the violence. While it's tempting, I suspect that it will only escalate the situation, and that will not get you the results that you want or need. So call the police, file a restraining order, but please, please do not hit back.

  3. Girl I think you should be filing today... This is not okay what she is doing. Violence is violence, regardless if it's family or not. For your sake and Phoenix. She has already tried to run him over... I don't want to see her succeed because everyone has been giving her more and more chances. this is just her wanting attention. Dont give her the chance to actually do some hurt and damage to your kiddo, she has already hurt you. Love you and want to see the best for you and this is far from the best