Debbie has very kindly asked me to write a further guest post expanding on how I recovered from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It seemed difficult for me to narrow down exactly what to write about when it is such a complicated process, but then I realised (I’m going to be controversial again) fully recovering from BPD and living a happy full life is not complicated, it’s really quite simple. In my own experience, all we need to do is to heal all the damage that was done to us as children and then continually make sure we get all our emotional needs met (more on that here).
Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: Simple but not EASY
Effectively there is a little child inside you that craves love and validation so much it hurts, it really hurts. And when those things are still denied it leads to feeling empty, and needy, and desperate. And when someone’s desperate what to they do? Absolutely anything they can to get the things they need and deserve. And that is often not pretty so it leads to more self-loathing. It becomes a vicious circle. Your life’s a mess, you hate yourself, how are you ever going to crawl out of this hole? What’s the point of even trying?
Read Clare’s first guest blog post at Healing From BPD:
Is Full Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Possible?
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