It is not uncommon for individuals who have never been involved in this type of romance to wonder if their partner has a disorder.
Could there be an underlying neurological cause for the violating or dangerous behaviors? Individuals with personality disorders have difficulty relating to others, resulting in rocky relationships.
Her anger, rigid thinking and tantrums were increasing.
I say almost because at year five, I contacted a lawyer, had an apartment set up and was ready to take my 4 and 2 year-old away. We were in and out of counseling from the beginning and I got tired of waiting for him to change-so I changed. Until then, he will be on his best behavior, fall off the wagon, get back on and fall off again.
It WAS NOT easy, but I was getting physically sick and I knew that if I did not take back control of my life, I would not be a good mom to my kids. Meanwhile I have gained another 3 pounds because milkshakes make it all better! Thankfully we did not have children together, but I had 2 boys from a previous marriage, and one lived with us, the other chose to stay with his dad.
I stayed because the thought of sharing custody with him scared the crap out of me. I had to start anti-depressants, my hubby takes his about twice a week "They cost too much, and I don't need them anyway".
It is important to note that this is not a list of diagnostic criteria of psychopathy. No—I hate you." After the honeymoon stage, they are often disinterested, disrespectful and abusive.
"I am superior to you." Individuals with psychopathy often convey to their mate that they are superior and their partner is not good enough. Some will introduce their partner to a roller-coaster style relationship (break up, and then reunite - repeat).