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(The Verge)   Do you have depression? Borderline personality disorder? You can blame your parents, but not in the way you might think   (theverge.com) divider line 22
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2014-04-21 12:31:00 PM
I prefer to blame your parents.  At least your mom.  Nice legs.  Nice ass.  Awesome tits.  She would not give me the time of day.  Banged the Junior High soccer team.  Two years in a row.  I was devastated.  Truly devestated.

Your dad I cannot blame as much.  Though he did touch me in my 'no-go' places more times that I can count, the King-Sized Snickers bars he gave me afterwards more than made up for it.
 
2014-04-21 01:17:48 PM
Is that why my son is an atheist?
 
2014-04-21 01:20:29 PM
No.  You can blame your dad and his faulty sperm.  If you're going to cite a study, at least impart what it actually said.
 
2014-04-21 01:24:36 PM
Well, I didn't expect that answer.
 
2014-04-21 01:26:45 PM
I have a symptom of BPD. I tend to throw myself at a relationship, then once I know "I got her" start to systematically cut off emotional ties and ruin it via closing myself off.

/abandonment issues from parents who divorced young
 
2014-04-21 01:35:37 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: No.  You can blame your dad and his faulty sperm.  If you're going to cite a study, at least impart what it actually said.


or maybe it's your granddad's sperm... ew
 
2014-04-21 01:58:51 PM
Thought is said Borderlands personality disorder. Realized, I did as I had to level every character I could in 2, and just preordered the vita bundle.
Came to the thread.
leaving disappointed.
Wheres Butt Stallion?
 
2014-04-21 02:03:30 PM

AdamK: or maybe it's your granddad's sperm... ew


I wasn't aware sperm kept that long.
 
2014-04-21 02:29:15 PM
Avoidant personality disorder probably, but that's internet self diagnosis, so it means absolutely dickall.
 
2014-04-21 02:29:20 PM
So there is some truth to the old, "I'll slap you so hard your grandkids will feel it"?
 
2014-04-21 03:22:44 PM
"I hope your kids are just as evil."

Thanks to you, they will be.
 
2014-04-21 03:26:03 PM
Also, I just cured everyone. Don't breed with any males that come from a broken family.

The problem will sort itself.

You're welcome.
 
2014-04-21 03:45:39 PM
Lily Myers - Shrinking Women

I doubt that it's just sperm. There are also suggestions that women who go through trauma, especially when pregnant, can pass issues on to their kids. I think there was a study out a few years ago that noted that women who were pregnant when 9/11 happened had children who were way more likely to have high anxiety or other social issues.

Inheritance is accidental. What you do with it isn't.
 
2014-04-21 05:42:56 PM

ArcadianRefugee: So there is some truth to the old, "I'll slap you so hard your grandkids will feel it"?


Sort of.  The effect is only observed on the direct offspring, so it should be "I'll slap you so hard your kids will feel it" instead.
 
2014-04-21 06:08:38 PM
My mother came from a physically abusive household. My father was verbally and emotionally abused as a child with parents who told him repeatedly he was unwanted and unloved while his siblings got the Golden treatment. They are both irreparably horribly damaged people. Then they had me. I have a number of physical illnesses which are purely genetic, and I have crippling depression, Aspergers, anxiety disorder and a number of other fun things. But I've had a number of traumatic childhood experiences that have definitely forged my personality into what it is. For much of my life they did to me what was done to them. This study sounds right, as well as obvious.
 
2014-04-21 06:14:20 PM

llortcM_yllort: ArcadianRefugee: So there is some truth to the old, "I'll slap you so hard your grandkids will feel it"?

Sort of.  The effect is only observed on the direct offspring, so it should be "I'll slap you so hard your kids will feel it" instead.


It goes much deeper. My 7th gr grandfather was in several battles in the revolution (and spent the winter with Washington at Valley Forge) and I totally have PTSD from that.

I can haz disability money now?

/he actually mustered out Jan 1, so missed most of the winter at Valley Forge
 
2014-04-21 11:18:26 PM

NeuroticRocker: My mother came from a physically abusive household. My father was verbally and emotionally abused as a child with parents who told him repeatedly he was unwanted and unloved while his siblings got the Golden treatment. They are both irreparably horribly damaged people. Then they had me. I have a number of physical illnesses which are purely genetic, and I have crippling depression, Aspergers, anxiety disorder and a number of other fun things. But I've had a number of traumatic childhood experiences that have definitely forged my personality into what it is. For much of my life they did to me what was done to them. This study sounds right, as well as obvious.


:(
 
2014-04-22 01:51:24 AM

GRCooper: /he actually mustered out Jan 1, so missed most of the winter at Valley Forge


He missed the worst part of winter at Valley Forge; October, November and December can be pretty shiatty  around here.  I wouldn't want to camp out in the western suburbs after Thanksgiving.
 
2014-04-22 07:23:04 AM
Neat BS.
It's just another "you have no responsibility" article.

You are who you are because of the choices you make. You make. You.
No one and nothing else.  Just you.
 
2014-04-22 11:04:39 AM

Dwight_Yeast: GRCooper: /he actually mustered out Jan 1, so missed most of the winter at Valley Forge

He missed the worst part of winter at Valley Forge; October, November and December can be pretty shiatty  around here.  I wouldn't want to camp out in the western suburbs after Thanksgiving.


I think he was only there for December'ish. He was captured in the NY campaign and kept on the British prison ships, and was paroled in November (1779? I forget which winter was VF). He mustered out shortly after (then took up in the Indian wars in western PA).

Interesting guy. We think he came over as a drummer boy in one of the Highland regiments during the French/Indian war. Still looking for proof of that though.
 
2014-04-22 11:52:19 AM
Ahhh modern America: Continuing a fine tradition of blaming someone else for one's ills.
 
2014-04-22 01:00:39 PM

styckx: I have a symptom of BPD. I tend to throw myself at a relationship, then once I know "I got her" start to systematically cut off emotional ties and ruin it via closing myself off.

/abandonment issues from parents who divorced young


Are you me? I mean I don't remember having a login like that but its possible.
hmm..
/same sorts of issues.
//therapy helps until it doesn't
 
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