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Stop Calling People With BPD ‘Manipulative’

“You’re so manipulative.” I hear that word all the time: manipulative. I see it splattered across the posts in borderline personality disorder social media groups,…

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What Love Looks Like For Someone With BPD

Even though I’m 30 and only recently been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, I’ve know that the way I see and call love is very…

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How Wreck-It Ralph Shows BPD

I recently watched Wreck-It Ralph for the umpteenth time with my daughters and realized something: Ralph displays many of the same borderline personality disorder symptoms…

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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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5 Things Children Of An Alcoholic Do

We all know that our childhood directly impacts our adulthood, yet most of us rarely stop to think about it. Naturally, one of the largest…

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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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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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