Making friends with a woman I was pretty sure was a Borderline Personality; the mean, deceitful, manipulative kind. I found out too late, she is
a Borderline, and I lived to regret it.
she wasn't right in the head, but felt kind of sorry for her, and she could be "good company" if she wanted to (read: If she wanted something from you.)
She did some awful things to my, and other people's reputations, sent her children to vandalize our house, called the police on members of our family and made up lies to them (luckily, the police are very familiar with her and didn't take it seriously) and I am pretty sure she called DCFS, and "reported" that I was breastfeeding a toddler. From what I heard, DCFS told her it wasn't a crime, nor abuse and to mind her own business. (Odd, for a woman who threatened to murder her own children to "punish" her husband for some imagined transgression to call DCFS on anyone.)
She was, by far, the least ethical person, and probably the closest to evil person I have ever known in my life. What could I have been thinking? That I could "handle it?" I deluded myself. I will NEVER put myself into that situation again, my instincts say, "Crazy person; stay away! Danger Danger Will Robinson." I will listen and have ever since. It did take me a few years to trust woman friends again.
But, making "friends" with this woman (and I put it in quotes, because people like her who live their lives to lie never really have real friends) was one of the worst mistakes I have ever made in my life. AND, she lives very close to my house, so I have to see her sour face on a regular basis.