Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members.In actuality, it is a rather vague and difficult to define term, which has resulted in many people having different definitions.I will define it as seeking love based on feelings of inadequacy that one hopes will be repaired by one's lover.Episodes are more acute and severe than in the other two categories.Without treatment, patients average four episodes of dysregulated mood each year.
Bipolar disorder is classified according to the pattern and severity of the symptoms as bipolar disorder I, bipolar disorder II, or cyclothymic disorder. Nevertheless, they are distinct enough to merit separate classifications.I had a girl approach me in NYC, give me her number, agree to a date with me and still flaked out on me if that gives you any indication of what I'm talking about.These types of things would not be uncommon in Chicago either and while it may **** off some people, it wouldn't surprise many people if they heard it happened to a friend of theirs.In this scenario, the lover cannot be the individual they really are, but must fulfill a role their partner has for them. Because of low self esteem and deep seated insecurity, the codependent cannot be the person they really are.That role is to provide unbending love and security. Instead, they work to please the other person in order to ensure they will be loved.