Mentalhealth.gov describes Borderline Personality Disorder as the following:
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition in which a person has long-term patterns of unstable or turbulent emotions. These inner experiences often result in impulsive actions and chaotic relationships with other people.
In today’s post, I’ll be talking about the ways that BPD may impact your relationship.
Their moods will change on a whim. This won’t be your fault most of the time. People with BPD feel, a lot, and it has hard to regulate our feelings.
Things that can seem trivial to some, can trigger intense emotions in an indivisible with BPD. They’ll calm down in time.
People with BPD will have horrible thoughts that involve you leaving them. This can happen multiple times a day, in some cases.
We might often ask for validation that you still care for us, that you still love us, and want us around. It’s something that we need to be reminded of, often.
It’s not that we don’t trust your intentions, our feelings just overwhelm us.
We Don’t Want To Hurt You
Amber Heard being diagnosed with BPD has brought attention to the disorder, and not always in the best ways.
Of course, when our moods aren’t great, it is inevitable that we might upset you during an episode. This is never our intention, and we feel guilty about it afterwards, once we’ve calmed down.
Abusers can have BPD, but not everyone with BPD is an abuser.
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