A friend of mine recently confided these words, "The amount of stress upon me has reached the breaking point. I no longer want to care what y'all think. Im embracing the fact that nothing about me makes sense. I refuse to let other people define me. I refuse to keep putting up masks and walls. I'm ready to snap. I'm ready to k!ll all men & sh!t. And more. A straw will eventually break this camel's back and I'm waiting."

He's changed since his diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I want to be able to support him, but I can't do so without breaking the boundary I've set for myself not to take it upon myself to help others heal while I struggle. ( It's difficult with the diagnosis I have. )

I gave an ultimatum: He chooses to do 'good' or I leave to preserve my sense of sanity and emotional well-being. Did I do the right thing? And, if not, is there advice one can give to help me?

Irritability and Anger

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Demoralization and apathy

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  • Sali


    I think you certainly did the right thing, and I'm proud of you for sticking up for your boundaries! That is such a hard thing to do, especially when you care for someone and want them to be well.

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