Oh, boy! The good ol’ ‘bi-polar’ claim. These fools are tiresome and predictable and have every reason to be insecure, because they really have nothing to offer anyone but an invitation to their pity party. 🙂

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Paula of “Escaping the Boy: My Life with a Sociopath”  brought up this topic and it got me thinking. Most of us involved in an abusive relationship (past or present), was called “crazy” and then we were the “crazy ex” and often times, the “bi-polar” word is attached to our “craziness.” But why aren’t we “Schizophrenic” or “Manic” or even “Histrionic?”  Most Sociopath’s use the “bi-polar” word to describe their “crazy ex” and their resulting “victimization” because of the “crazy ex.”

I came up with what I believe are some answers:

1. Bi-polar is hard to prove or disprove to the casual observer.  Anyone can be bi-polar and it is often hidden behind closed doors.

Regarding a mental illness such as Schizophrenia…now that’s out there!  I have a cousin with Schizophrenia and he rattles off about gps chips planted in his skin; his food being poisoned by the CIA because…

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  1. “Angry” (as if that’s a crime!) is another vilifying label abusers pin on their targets. The options are many, but the purpose is always the same; to divert attention away from his own wrongdoing over to the victim, who is made to look responsible or bad. “Unwilling to forgive” is another epithet that is effective in making the target look faulty. Not wanting to be seen as unforgiving, the victim is put on the defensive and pressured to withdraw. Never mind that the accuser shows no remorse or hasn’t apologized. No one is looking in his direction.

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  2. […] Why is the current or past target of a Sociopath always “Bi-polar?” (paularenee.wordpress.com) […]

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  3. “Mentally unstable” and “mentally disturbed” are often used by the abuser to discredit his target. Easy to apply to anyone who shows any kind of emotion and hard to disprove…

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