I think my BF's daughter is a sociopath
Really I just need a place to vent. Some validation and/or any tips are always welcome and useful... That said, I think my boyfriend's daughter is a sociopath or may be a personality with sociopathic tendencies. He and I love each other dearly and are going to spend the rest of our lives together. Currently we live separately and it will remain that way until she has graduated from high school (currently in 8th grade). This is working out well as I am also a part-time student and enjoy my space and time to myself. Back to her - this child has always had problems. Her mother is a 2x diagnosed bi-polar, paranoid schizophrenic with a long history of addiction, theft and mental instability. Apparently all this was hidden until after giving birth and sinking into a deep post-partum depression.
Fast-forward to now (once in the Spring, a few weeks ago, and just today) the kid is cutting herself and openly talking about it. She has just begun an intensive 4-week outpatient program at a very good Child Psych center. She loves talking about this to whoever will listen. She claims to be suicidal, but makes jokes in passing about her not having access to O-T-C medications because "it's not like I'm gonna OD or something". Basically I have a birds-eye view of this craziness, and believe me it is pure craziness. There are so many stories I could share, but this is a forum not a novel. We tried living together at one point. The best thing for my sanity and my relationship was to get as far away from this kid as possible.
I feel helpless, nervous about any interaction with her, sad for her father (who is at a complete loss) and creeped out about the whole thing in general. Remember the movie "The Good Son"? Or better yet, the old film "The Bad Seed"? She is that kid!! What do you even do with this?!?!? Anybody?