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SmashleyMcSlayin

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  1. SmashleyMcSlayin

    S08.E18: The Ties that Bind

    Agreed, Roxanne has probably had a temper like this her whole life and therefore might not be sure how to manage anger when it comes up. But it should also be common sense to not blow up in a restaurant where other people are eating, in front of your young grandchild. A lot of people do argue in front of children though, so I recognize it isn’t quite as common sense as I’d like it to be.
  2. SmashleyMcSlayin

    S08.E18: The Ties that Bind

    Wow, I just got to Jenelle’s ceremony and you guys weren’t kidding about how dumb her veil looked.
  3. SmashleyMcSlayin

    S08.E18: The Ties that Bind

    Roxanne: “I don’t wanna be like that!” Then... don’t be like that?
  4. SmashleyMcSlayin

    Season 5 Discussion

    Elizabeth’s head is like an unmashed potato
  5. SmashleyMcSlayin

    S08.E17: In Sod We Trust

    Wtf. Maybe she should take a break from guys since she gets pregnant any time a dude looks at her.
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    S08.E17: In Sod We Trust

    Waiting til the day before the wedding to lay a fuckton of sod. These people are so bright.
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    Season 5 Discussion

    Does she have the intellectual capacity to track her cycles? Hell, I know she had May, but does she actually understand where babies come from?
  8. SmashleyMcSlayin

    Jenelle vs Barb 2017.10.25

    Abuse is certainly one pathway by which people can come by BPD, but not the only way. What we refer to as an “invalidating environment” is the main pathway, and what this means is that the individual’s feelings and beliefs are made to feel untrue or questionable as a result of their environment and the people in it. Abuse can fall under that umbrella of an invalidating environment (e.g., sexual abuse by a family member - “I’m supposed to feel safe with this person but he hurt me”). Same with abandonment, and remember that Jenelle’s father left when she was young (“he’s supposed to love me but he left”). The invalidating environment can take other forms, such as a parent reacting badly when the child expresses emotions (e.g., “man up,” “stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about”). I could believe that Barb might have created an invalidating environment for Jenelle in some ways. So you’re correct that most individuals with BPD have suffered abuse, but even if Jenelle experienced no physical or sexual abuse, I’m not dubious at all about her probably meeting criteria for the diagnosis. I have seen more than a few patients in my practice who have BPD and report no abuse background.
  9. SmashleyMcSlayin

    Paul & Karine: These Condoms Ain't For Sexin'

    I read an article stating that Karine cheated with someone named Alex and that Pole and Karine have broken up. Anyone else heard this? https://www.google.com/amp/realityblurb.com/2017/10/13/before-the-90-day-fiance-paul-and-karine-break-up-update-spoiler/amp/
  10. SmashleyMcSlayin

    Jenelle vs Barb 2017.10.25

    That’s true, they often occur together, or as I said above, the person may qualify for a diagnosis of one PD and also demonstrate features of others. As another poster said, PDs are grouped into clusters A, B, and C based on similarities between the diagnoses. NPD and BPD are both cluster B and thus can have a lot of similarity and overlap.
  11. SmashleyMcSlayin

    Jenelle vs Barb 2017.10.25

    I would disagree with the poster above who describes Jenelle as dependent PD. Certainly she has features of that diagnosis, but her behavior is better explained by a diagnosis of borderline, which is characterized by idealization and devaluation of others (viewing them as either all good or all bad with little in between). Notice how there are times when she gets along fine with Barb and her boyfriends but can so quickly flip the switch to fighting with them and hating them. Other BPD symptoms: Impulsive/risky behavior, angry outbursts, identity confusion, mood swings. Sound familiar? Most people with personality disorders exhibit features of more than one, so again, Jenelle does have dependent PD features but it’s really not the best explanation for her behavior.
  12. SmashleyMcSlayin

    Jenelle vs Barb 2017.10.25

    I definitely think that, as things stand now, you’re correct. My point is moreso that I think she’s an intelligent girl in a lot of ways, so if she was more self aware, she could make some major changes. But she’s not, so she won’t.
  13. SmashleyMcSlayin

    Jenelle vs Barb 2017.10.25

    I’m a therapist and also believe she is borderline (obviously I’m not diagnosing someone I’ve never met, just my opinion). People with BPD are one of my favorite populations to work with because they can make huge progress when they really try. I wish Jenelle was motivated to make some changes. I think she could do really well in life if she would get some real help and take responsibility for herself.
  14. SmashleyMcSlayin

    Season 5 Discussion

    There’s a whole forum for Before the 90 Days, bet you’d enjoy!
  15. SmashleyMcSlayin

    Season 5 Discussion

    That’s exactly right. It’s how the system works. If everyone got reported because they’d maybe abuse their kids, CPS would be running around like chickens with their head a cut off (which, honestly, they already do) unable to assist children in truly dire circumstances, and a lot of people would be unnecessarily accused. And I am also sorry for what happened to you, orangeiguana. I can understand how the situation might make you really angry and emotional given your experience.
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