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Defining Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Nearly two years have passed since I first heard the words “wise mind” and “dialectics.” Since then, I’ve extensively researched Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I…

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What ‘Space’ Means To Someone With BPD

“I need space.” It seems like a harmless phrase, a simple request. It should be easy enough to accommodate; you simply allow some silent time…

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Chronic Emptiness & Seeking Attention

I’ve never told many people this, but I spend most of my time awake feeling empty. I lack a sense of purpose, a fulfilment in…

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A Thank You Letter To My Favorite Person

To My Favorite Person, You had no way of knowing what was in store when we first became friends. You may have had some preconceived…

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4 Ways I ‘Split’ As Someone With BPD

The world is constantly split in the eyes of someone like me with borderline personality disorder. We only see things in extremes, one end of…

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5 Ways I Combat Dissociation

“The room evaporates. My body is gone, but also still there. I feel a tingling consuming my body, rolling through my veins, yet I am…

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Borderlines & Boundaries

Borderlines are bad with boundaries… but we don’t mean to be. It’s just like our struggles with manipulation, our need for reassurance, or any other…

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When BPD Makes You Think In Extremes

I constantly struggle with “black and white thinking,” meaning I see only one side of the coin, only the darkness but not the light, everything…

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The Benefits Of Being A Borderline

They sometimes call my diagnosis the “kiss of death” of psychological disorders. It can appear co-morbidly with other mood or psychological disorders (like my MDD,…

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What My Borderline ‘Impulsivity’ Looks Like

One of the classic signs of borderline personality disorder is impulsivity. When most people (myself included) hear that, they picture going on a shopping sprees, speeding…

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