Are you considering the end of your marriage to a spouse with borderline personality disorder? How do the 4 types of Borderline Personality Disorder affect a Louisville divorce? An informed strategy will reap substantial benefits when working through issues such as child custody and visitation, property division and issues of child support and maintenance.
Up until recently American therapists considered Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD to fall into two categories: Histrionic and Avoidant. Recent research has uncovered new information which has demonstrated specific symptoms associated with 4 separate groups within BPD: Self-Destructive, Petulant, Impulsive and Quiet.
While the 4 types of borderline personality disorder affect a Louisville divorce in many of the same manners, each has it’s own characteristics and therefore resulting strategies. Self-Destructive BPD patients exhibit many classic BPD symptoms such as impulsive and poor decisions, self esteem or self-loathing issues, substance abuse and volatile mood. Self-Destructive BPD exhibits issues of insecurity, depression, a lack of self care and often self-injury including thoughts of or attempts at suicide. Petulant BPD is often referred to as the “if, then…” BPD. Abandonment and passive-aggressive behavior as well as control issues are directed at others instead of imposed on themselves.
Impulsive BPD is perhaps the most common and covers more of what used to be considered in the Histrionic class of BPD. Those with Impulsive BPD are of charming and engaging but they are also often bored and lack focus. While those with Impulsive BPD are often seeking attention they are can also be highly manipulative. Quiet BPD are quite the opposite of what the title suggests. Quiet BPD will direct their attentions inward which can be quite different from others with BPD. These are people pleasers who tend to withdraw when upset, exhibit a very thin skin and often take things much to personally and/or seriously.
Understanding how the 4 types of Borderline Personality Disorder affect a Louisville divorce help the divorce and family law attorneys at Dodd & Dodd to work with our clients to develop strategies to minimize the impact of these often contentious divorces while working to accomplish our client’s goals and objectives.
We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our former clients and contact us or call 502-584-1108 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced divorce and family law attorneys.