BPD & Accountability (No sugar coating)

  Are people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) just “innocent victims” of their pasts, or are they responsible for their behavior? You may be surprised by my answer. Let me know your thoughts after watching. Someone recently asked this on a comment thread on my Facebook Page, Debbie of EmotionallySensitive.com, and here’s my response.   […]

Fear of Real or Imagined Abandonment & BPD

Is fear of abandonment one of the criteria of Borderline Personality Disorder that affects your most important relationships?  If you experienced abandonment or rejection early in life and went on to develop BPD, it’s no wonder that this fear would be present and amplified as a concern and worry. But, we do not have to […]

Facts, Assumptions, and Missing Pieces in Seth Meyers, Psy.D.’s “Price of Loving Someone…Borderline…”

Ok. Wow. Lots of emotions have been activated in response to an article that Psychology Today reshared today on their Facebook page, entitled, “The Price of Loving Someone Narcissistic or Borderline…and why it can take so long to recover.”  Before I even began to read the (mostly insightful) comments and feedback left for the author, […]

The Sadness Spiral (BPD and Afraid to Feel)

If you suffer from borderline personality disorder, BPD traits, or emotional sensitivity, you likely relate to having incredibly intense emotions.  What people who do not have these issues have difficulty understanding is how we can go from sadness to despair (and even having suicidal thoughts) or from anger to rage (and even lashing out and […]

Trauma Triggers: Tips for Handling Visits From Estranged Family Members (BPD)

Enjoy this post via the Roanne Program for young adults with BPD or BPD traits.. The holidays often inspire estranged individuals to attempt to restore contact with the family. If the estranged individual acts as a trauma trigger for your Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), just the thought of direct contact can suddenly intensify your symptoms. Unexpectedly […]

3 Ways To Handle Feelings Of Abandonment When A Loved One Travels

Enjoy this post via the Roanne Program for young adults with BPD or BPD traits.. With the holidays fast on their way, you may need to start preparing yourself for your loved one’s yearly travels. Throughout life, there may be many necessary short and long-term travel periods that cause you to be separated. You must […]

Real life vs. Social Media: Who are you really? (BPD & The Internet)

Please welcome back guest blogger Michelle Dabach, MA, MFT, of the Roanne Program in Southern California. You have to admit, you are not the same person online that you are in person. Online, you’re courageous, more confident, and you have an opinion that you don’t second guess. You might be more or less confrontational, you’re successful, […]

The Truth About Recovery From BPD

Do you or a loved one want to learn more about recovery from ‪#BPD‬ (Borderline Personality Disorder)? I am so pleased to be a guest at this important online event, hosted by Amanda Smith, LMSW, in recovery from BPD, and founder of My Dialectical Life. Hope to see you or your loved ones there! ♥ […]

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner by Amanda Smith, LMSW

Please welcome guest blogger, Amanda Smith, LMSW of Hope For BPD and My Dialectical Life and now author of the fantastic spiral bound resource, The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner: 365 Days of Healthy Living for Your Body, Mind, and Spirit. I love DBT.  Dialectical Behavior Therapy not only saved my life, but it also […]

The Clincial Myth Of BPD

“What is BPD?” I remember asking this question when walking into my first presentation as a Marriage and Family Therapy trainee. As the presenter went on to describe Borderline Personality Disorder as a diagnosis, I began wonder, “What does diagnosing someone with BPD mean for the individuals, and moreover what does that mean for me […]