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BPD: Does DBT Make You Inauthentic?

  Your wife asks you to help with a household task.  She’s been asking quite a bit lately.  You’re annoyed.  What you notice next is that your emotional reaction is getting big — to the point of rage even — as if something major has just happened. You have the urges to yell…to complain…to leave […]

You’re not freaking out about THAT, are you? | BPD & Overreactions

Although I technically no longer meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, I still meet some of the criteria and remain (and probably always will be) an emotionally sensitive person. And, like any other human being, whether you have any type of mental health diagnosis or not, I from time to time […]

Twentysomething (& Beyond) and Borderline Personality Disorder

This week’s post includes my recent vlog on being twenty-something (& beyond) and dealing with the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. I am now in my thirties and wish I had been more receptive to accepting my diagnosis and receiving help and treatment earlier.  While I can’t go back and change the past, I am now (in my thirties) in […]

Italian Transalation of Open Letter from Those of Us Who Have Borderline Personality Disorder (Disturbo Borderline di Personalità)

    For the people of Italy!  Thank you so much to the people of the Facebook page “Disturbo Borderline di Personalità”  for this translation!  (Links to this letter in English and several other languages at the bottom of the post.)   Una Lettera Aperta da parte di tutti noi che soffriamo di Disturbo Borderline […]

Got Anxiety? Top 5 Easy Tips That Can Work NOW

    If you’re suffering from anxiety today, I want you to know you’re not alone. I am, too.  No, I don’t think it will make you feel better to know I’m being affected in this way — but sometimes it helps to know that even people who we consider to be “strong” also can […]