BPD & Feeling Crazy…Am I?

  If you’ve been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, BPD traits, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD, or complex cPTSD), it’s very likely that you’ve had the worrisome thought, “Am I crazy?”  If you suffer from anxiety and panic attacks on top of emotional sensitivity, it’s even more likely.  You may also from time to time […]

Got BPD? Doesn’t Mean Everything is Your Fault (Gas Lighting, Adult Bullies, and Narcissism)

                        Rather listen than read? Here’s the audio version of this article:     Recently a reader brought up a very good point that I’ve been meaning to address: it’s *NOT* always the person with borderline personality disorder, BPD traits, or emotional sensitivity that […]

BPD, Trauma, Outbursts, & Reality Checks: How much of this is actually real?

One of the things that people with borderline personality disorder, BPD traits, or emotional sensitivity often say is an issue for them that causes a lot of regret, shame, and apologizing, is what might be summed up as “emotional outbursts”  — those moments when, even though you’ve already apologized recently for flying off the handle, […]

BPD, Trauma, and WHY the f*#k did I just say that?!

As an emotionally sensitive person or someone with borderline personality disorder or BPD traits, have you ever found yourself saying anything along the lines of the following, all the while regretting each word as it’s coming out of your mouth?:   to a spouse/partner… “I HATE you and want a divorce….” “I can’t do this […]

BPD, Ghosting, and Abandonment Issues

WHEN A PERSON WITH BPD IS GHOSTED It can be incredibly difficult when someone suddenly disappears or “ghosts” from your life — especially once you’ve risked your heart, allowed yourself to be vulnerable, and have become emotionally attached or invested. When you have borderline personality disorder, BPD traits, or emotional sensitivity, it may also be […]

BPD, Trauma, and Jealousy

Jealousy and insecurity are normal emotions that everyone experiences, but when someone has borderline personality disorder, BPD traits, past trauma, or emotional sensitivity, the intensity of these emotions can be so much stronger — to the point of feeling unbearable. When a partner with any of these backgrounds is feeling jealous or insecure, even in […]

The Stronger Than BPD Journal

I’m so excited to bring you this news! Check out this new video, all about The Stronger Than BPD Journal, co-written by me (learn more about me HERE) and Kathryn C. Holt, M.A., LCSW. This journal is designed to help you meet and access your inner Wise Woman (or Man!) to help with managing emotions […]

Intense Emotions: When Present Events Trigger Past Trauma

If you’ve ever experienced a trigger in the present that included noticeable body sensations, this post is for you.  There’s a lot going on in our nervous systems when we experience a trigger connected to past trauma. Apologies for the mic static on this particular video. The content is excellent, so the video was posted […]

Win a copy of my new book, “Stronger Than BPD”!

Win a copy of my new book:Stronger Than BPD: The Girl’s Guide to Taking Control of Intense Emotions, Drama & Chaos Using DBT  ► CLICK HERE to enter now ◄ Contest closes February 13th and is unfortunately only open in the USA.   If you’re outside of the USA or just can’t wait to pre-order (it’s on a […]

Updated Portuguese BPD Open Letter

Thank you very much to Vicki G. Reiner, M.A., Life Coach for generously volunteering to have our Open Letter to Those Who Do Not Have BPD from those Who Do to Portuguese! Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) = Transtorno de Personalidade Borderline (TPB)Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) = Transtorno de Estresse Pós-Traumático (TEPT)Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) […]