Bus Stop Disclosure: Boundaries and BPD

Recently in my online DBT class, I shared a story from back in my early twenties when I had a very difficult time with boundaries.  I call the story “Bus Stop Disclosure,” a play on the phrase “doorknob disclosure,” which therapist use to describe the major disclosure bomb that some patients wait until the very end […]

BPD: Why do we seem so needy?

So many of you resonated with my recent article “BPD: Why Do We Sabotage?” that I thought I’d cover another topic that many of us with Borderline Personality Disorder, BPD traits, or who are in recovery can relate to: Why do we seem so needy? There was a time in my life, both before I […]

BPD: Why Do We Sabotage?

Maybe you’ve been accused of being manipulative because you behave in certain ways due to having borderline personality disorder.  Maybe you’ve heard the term “Drama Queen” thrown in your direction.   Both of these labels and accusations imply that you are deliberately behaving in ways that are upsetting to others or inappropriate to the circumstances.  But […]

My Journey With Medication (Now in Recovery from BPD)

I have had a long journey with psychiatric medications the predates my diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.   As a young teenager (age 15), I was put on Zoloft for depression after entering a residential group home for girls.  I would remain on Zoloft (other than those impulsive cold turkey stops and those times when […]