Zdzisław Majchrzyk, Marta Wiszniowska-Majchrzyk


Contemporary family has been undergoing profoundcultural changes that undermine traditional roles of its members and their mutual obligations. Psychology aims at assessing how individual traits influence their functioning as spouses, partners and parents. In view of changing cultural norms, the criteriaconcerning interpersonal and family obligationsvary, but it is the law (legal acts) that ultimatelydetermines the validity criteria for the obligations contracted, including marriage.The paper concentrates on the relations between personality disorders, BPD and HPD, analyzing their structure and the partners’ ability to fulfil their contracted obligations as partners and members of society.

Keyword(s): family obligations, crisis, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder.
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2014.011
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