Dating a man with reactive attachment disorder
There is no way you can "love" these folks enough to make them better. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Be determined to find the help you and your family need.
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I was married to a RAD guy for 22 years. In my experience it is often underestimated, even trivialized as long as you act "normal" enough. Newer Post Older Post Home. For anyone else who stumbles on this blog after I do, help is "easier" than you think.
January 31, at Few have heard of the term. Superficial Positive Traits In spite of the above mentioned symptoms, persons who suffer from this disorder appear very charming, and can often easily engage one in dating 6 months and interesting conversations.
Symptoms of Reactive Attachment Disorder (as listed by Mayo Clinic)
The wikipedia entry on attachment disorders is more complete and nuanced -- there are in fact something like 4 different categories, and the react differently in interpersonal situations. They'll tell you they love you because you say it to them, and they know it's the expected response.
Forum for significant others, family and friends of people with mental illness to discuss relevant issues they face. Also they experience little distress when a relationship ends so your date may be able to talk about an ex or a breakup with complete equanimity.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Send in your hearts so that others might be encouraged by the gentle whispers of the Lord's love. Thanks for the info.
My husband has a hard time showing emotion towards me. However, they conceal these traits by showing anger very often, either openly or covertly. From very early childhood I have felt I was a really bad person because I was unable to feel love for my adoptive parents.
I know in my own experience, I mistook my ex's immediate and intense attraction for me as being related to me. Since I've been on WP, this is by far the best and well thought out post I have read. It would be dating a man with reactive attachment disorder to tell the difference. To be able to confront the fact that one is suffering from this disorder is itself a very challenging task. If you are a parent of a child with RAD you may never, never give up