Entries by debbie

Impulsivity and Borderline Personality Disorder

  “Oh no, what have I done?!” How many times have you had this thought? It seems like you’re trapped in a never-ending cycle of doing things you regret, then wondering why you did them. I’m talking about impulsive behaviors such as substance abuse, quitting a job, lashing out, and self-harm. There are many types […]

Fear of Abandonment

When it comes to the fear of abandonment, I’m no stranger. I see pretty much EVERYTHING (a facial expression, a sigh, body language) as a sign that someone is going to leave me. I’m worried that if I make a mistake, mess up, aren’t “good enough” or disappoint my “favorite person” in any way, that […]

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 […]