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Default Re: Welcome to the Schizoid Personality Disorder forum

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Originally Posted by SeptemberMorn View Post
I have a question. How can you best help a spouse with this disorder?

I'd like to try to answer. (as a card carrying, diagnosed schiz).

I'd say, learn all you can about it, specifically about 'intrasychic structure', that is to say things like the inner conflicts which give rise to the desire to connect in collision with aversion and distancing.
As you learn to understand what's going on, you'll find ways to communicate, and also to know when not to try to, and hopefully, your person will feel understood, and, actually this is what many schizs long for, to be understood, but not appropriated from or overwhelmed.

I got my education about it from the Masterson Klein literature. Also, try
www.selfinexile.com which attempts to explain in some depth.

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