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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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A Letter To My Daughters About Abuse

Dear Sweet Daughters, I love you so very much. In fact, I try to show that love to you every single day, with every breath…

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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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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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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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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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