The most common response I get to this line of thinking is “I can’t be harsh to my friend/loved one”.I would counter that by pointing out the person running wild in their instability is not your friend or loved one. Your loved one is in there somewhere; but for whatever reason they are presently losing their battle (not the war) with their mental illness.The awareness of the sexual self as an integrated aspect of identity begins in infancy with the attitudes about the physical body communicated by the caretakers. A., is present at birth, and there is evidence that the neurological maturation necessary to produce penile erections occurs in utero.
The references to DSM-III are a bit outdated, but the information is still useful. The anatomy, gender and function of the human body is the foundation of identity.
I clicked on the link–“The Ten Most Dangerous Mistakes Women Make”–and found myself swimming through simple, one-sentence direct-mail style paragraphs, like: feeling in your stomach? And then the thing you KNEW would happen actually happened: He unexplainably disappeared from your life. ” Of course, the worst part wasn’t that it happened, but that you KNEW you shouldn’t have done it in the first place… Christian Carter offers to tell women how to avoid the ten fatal mistakes most women make with men, or how to engage and attract a man right after you meet in person, if you are so good as to enter your credit card number to receive his e-book.
I was vulnerable to that horrible ad because I recently heard something along the lines of “I’m just looking for something casual.” Somehow I find that impossible not to take personally.
It’s been clearly stated, they know what will happen otherwise, and these types of anchors can actually pierce through the turmoil by forcing an unwell person to stop and think about their actions.
The more the person is forced to think about their actions; the better chance they have to realize what they are doing is a result of their illness.