Their behavior is destroying our family/relationship. Like many of us I’m related to a lot of mentally ill people. Stop arranging the desk chairs and get on a damn lifeboat.
There are at least a couple of bipolars and likely a schizophrenic or two hiding in the wings. People who won’t get treatment and continue to hurt you are the Titanic.
In part, this question is coming from women who’ve recently read Pulling Back The Shades, a candid look at erotica, intimacy, and the longings of a woman’s heart, which I co-authored with Dr Juli Slattery.
But the truth is the question has been coming my way for a long time and I’ve managed to dodge it. ” It seems to me that the question is loaded with that angsty appeal we learned when we were children and mom said it was time for bed, “Ah, mom!
I hear versions of this story over and over, my child/parent/sibling/friend/spouse is sick and won’t get help for their mental illness. And sometimes you have to accept not everyone with a mental illness will get help. I don’t know whether he’ll even live to tell the tale. I don’t just willy-nilly tell people to distance themselves from intractable crazy for no reason, I tell them this because they need to be told. Find more of Natasha’s work in her new book: Lost Marbles: Insights into My Life with Depression & Bipolar.So, I tried to help her understand by saying, “I just have long legs, everything looks short on me, but it is fingertip length I just showed you.” To which she responded begrudgingly “Okay but you need to be careful and just keep pulling it down, but not too far!” I was annoyed with her pettiness, especially because I had so carefully complied to their rules, but I said “Yes ma’am,” and went into the ballroom.It has been noted by many witnesses to such behaviour including myself that when dogs seem to see these ‘ghosts’ or whatever it is they see their behaviour becomes aggressive / defensive, it does not appear to be the same kind of barking a dog might do if, for example a car drove by the window or the door bell rang, but a similar sort of behaviour to what you might expect a dog to perform if their owner were under attack. Dogs are known to bark at noises they consider familiar or threatening, and just because we can’t hear them doesn’t mean that they aren’t there, and it also doesn’t mean that they’re ghosts, a dog can distinguish the sound of its owners car from cars of the same brand and model from a fair distance away.But of course this doesn’t mean that dogs don’t see ghosts either, some people report that their dogs barking at unseen entities acts more as a warning and is often accompanied by additional unusual or paranormal phenomenon, such as things moving or shaking of their own accord or even to those who are tuned in and able to see such things the appearance of the ghosts themselves.