that's kinda like the "if a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, does it still make a sound" question isn't it? I wonder if crazy people think they're hurting anybody .... or do they think they're behavior is normal for them?
Just looking for answers Pearldiver ... not necessarily crazy ones. I hear people claiming they'rer "normal" all the time - implying there's nothing wrong with them; that crazy ain't never set foot on their doorstep ... just wondering if anybody can truly claim that.
I think comparing my behavior to what is "normal" is the most destructive thing I do. My shrink thinks so, too. I criticized myself for years, because I didn't dust my bookshelves everyday, and scrub my floors once a week. I didn't do the things my mother did, so I thought I was wrong. It is still a lot for me to handle, every now and again.
I hope you don't let it continue being hard for you to handle Davinagirl3. I went through the same thing. Definitely the blacksheep in my fam. Both parents and my sister educators in school systems; other fam and friends lawyers, dentists, all have some degree of some kind. I took my own road - beat up myself for it alot. You know what? I created a new "normal" for myself. Much happier. You hang in there ... and thanx for sharing