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8 Books About Borderline Personality Disorder

As I scroll through social media support groups, I frequently see people ask for books on borderline personality disorder. Therefore, I think it’s finally time…

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How Confirmation Bias Harms Patients

I recently spent the majority of a 90-minute therapy session processing a highly invalidating experience where someone questioned my borderline personality diagnosis. As we discussed…

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4 Ways Mental Illness Impacts My Friendships

Mental illness often causes people to feel lonely and out of place. It can push us to isolate, or act in ways that scare and…

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Anxiety Makes Me Think Everyone Will Leave

I’m an outgoing person. I enjoy talking and meeting new people. I love social gatherings and surrounding myself with my favorite people. They sometimes say…

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The DBT Skill That Helped With Relationships

Relationships have never been my strong suit. In fact, I can’t think of a single friendship or romantic connection that came easily. I constantly fear…

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4 Ways My Fear Of Abandonment Drains Me

I don’t know when it started or when it will end, but I fear abandonment so much that I think about it every day. Sometimes…

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10 Occurrences When You Fear Abandonment

No matter how long you’ve been friends with someone or how committed your partner seems, you can’t shake that fear that eventually everyone will leave….

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The Mixed Feelings Of Giving Up Self-Harm

Each year, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men engage in self-harm. For me, self-harm has been one of the main ways of…

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Why I’m So Open About My BPD

“Shouldn’t you be less open about borderline personality disorder? People will think you’re nuts.” I vividly remember my sister-in-law condemning me shortly after my formal…

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To Someone Newly Diagnosed With BPD

Maybe you’ve spent years trying to understand why you seemed different. Perhaps you’ve stumped countless professionals or been turned away when you weren’t “better” with…

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