Adolescence, these years from puberty to adulthood, may be roughly divided into three stages: early adolescence, generally ages eleven to fourteen; middle adolescence, ages fifteen to seventeen; and late adolescence, ages eighteen to twenty-one.
In addition to physiological growth, seven key intellectual, psychological and social developmental tasks are squeezed into these years.
They also experience severe anger and frequently undermine their significant others.
Neither intimacy nor individual development can exist alone.An unstable sense of self is characteristic of the disorder, along with impulsiveness and demanding behavior.Substance abuse and promiscuity are also common, and may be connected.Irritability and inappropriate anger with temper tantrums may occur. While love addiction is not medically diagnosable, addictive behavior is difficult to live with. They are unable to see the faults of their partner, and cannot tolerate changes in intimacy.Because their partner will eventually disappoint them, the person with BPD must reconcile their black and white conceptualization.