Entries by debbie

Triggers When You Have BPD or PTSD | Polarized Thinking

A number of things come to mind that I could write about today.  I think I will talk about triggers. I have a personal trigger where I have a very difficult time accepting criticism. It’s not because I believe I am perfect and don’t deserve it, but as someone living with Borderline Personality Disorder, I […]

Opposite Action: DBT Skill

I did NOT feel like writing tonight, which is exactly why I decided to do so anyway. Today I had DBT Group after work. DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is the leading treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. Every week, we meet together in a group led by a psychotherapist who guides us on a brief mindfulness […]

Today’s Visit with The Psychiatrist

I am quite lucky to have a psychiatrist that really gets me. I feel that she understands, has compassion, and actually listens. At least most of the time. I mean, we’re all human. I had an appointment with her this morning, and I revealed to her some anxiety that I have been experiencing. I haven’t […]

Sundays Can Be Difficult for the BPD Chameleon

  Sundays can be a bit difficult in terms of my BPD symptoms.  In reality, Sunday means that the weekend is winding down and that my boyfriend and I go back to work tomorrow – just as we do every week and have every week for as long as we’ve been together. The scared, […]