Borderline Personality Recovery: What It Can Look Like

BPD: Why Do We Get Triggered By TV, Movies, and Books?

  One of my online DBT students is choosing to notice and pay attention to how she can be quite sensitive TV shows, movies, books, and the like, causing her to feel emotionally dysregulated. So, we got curious about this. If you find that you’re sensitive to certain media content (the news, stories about animals, […]

The Perks of Being a Borderline Resilient

  Please enjoy this guest post written by Eli Juniper Trigger Warning: Frank discussion of suicidal ideation. You. Yes, You. I have tried for so long to explain to You, to make You understand. You have been cruel, You have been ignorant, You have been dismissive. I have grown as a shadow of my true […]

The Choice to Not Abandon Myself

Some mornings, I wake up “scared to death.” I experienced this same fear when I was 20 years old and engaged to be married. For months, there was wedding planning and excitement. One week before the wedding, I woke up crying my eyes out (like I had done for a month or more). I felt […]

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 […]