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Resources: Men and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

I already know about the difficulties of experiencing the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder as a woman.  I can only imagine how difficult it must be to be a man with BPD in a culture that undervalues emotional expression from males and often encourages the expression of stereotypical anger, macho-ism, and the suppression of emotions […]

Resources: Men and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

I already know about the difficulties of experiencing the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder as a woman.  I can only imagine how difficult it must be to be a man with BPD in a culture that undervalues emotional expression from males and often encourages the expression of stereotypical anger, macho-ism, and the suppression of emotions […]

Little Miss Passive Aggressive Showed Up Today | Dealing With The Difficult Parts of Us

Today was the day from hell as far as distress and emotion dysregulation.  I debated whether to share it, but since it relates to my walk with Borderline Personality Disorder, dealing with distress, and emotion regulation, I decided that I would share part of my experience. More importantly, I am openly sharing a revelation I […]

From Doormat to Bitch In 5 Seconds Flat | Assertiveness: The Happy Medium

 We are each responsible for our own well-being and boundaries. This is something I wish I had learned at a much younger age so that perhaps I’d be closer to mastering the associated skills to achieve balance around this, but I have made progress in accepting this concept as truth.    I’ve spent a lot of […]

Appropriately Experiencing & Letting Go of Anger (Free Podcast) | Borderline Personality Disorder

Anger. It’s one of those emotions that is usually judged as “bad” or “unacceptable.” According to the therapist in my IOP group yesterday, it’s actually a sign of mental health to experience a full range of emotions, including anger. Why does anger scare us so much?In my personal experience, I did not have anyone model appropriate […]

Lashing Out in Anger When We’re Hurting (Anger and BPD)

{via} The next time you’re feeling sad, guilty, remorseful, or even angry at yourself for lashing out a loved one, consider this:1.) We all have those moments when anger gets the best of us.  It’s important to remember to try our best next time to be more skillful. What we say and do matters.  That […]

DBT Golden Nugget: Coping Appropriately with Feelings of Anger and Irritability

Due to feeling disappointed and sad that my irritability continues, I decided to take a deeper look at what’s troubling me.  In that search, I realized that I feel sad, hurt, irritated, and angry that my “punishment” for being a whistleblower at work is that I am working from home, isolated and alone.I find being alone all […]

Inappropriate Anger Outbursts – Borderline Personality Disorder

I am shocked at what happened this afternoon. At my own behavior, really.I had an angry outburst in the middle of a supermarket and looked my boyfriend in the eyes and said, in a hostile, cold voice: “F___ You!”  The visceral sensations (blood pressure rising, everything else around me fading) reminded me of a time […]

Using DBT to Help You Identify & Describe What You Feel

I’ve noticed recently in DBT class (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) that when I feel a sense of overwhelm of emotions, it is often difficult for me to clearly and immediately identify which emotion(s) I am feeling. Image Credit The therapist who leads the group suggested that I utilize my DBT binder and head over to the […]

Push My Buttons Experiment

Today at work, I noticed that DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is really helping me “Create a Life Worth Living,” which is the motto of the program created by Dr. Marsha Linehan. My day started out beautifully. It was unseasonably warm outside, I was working on fun projects, and despite it being “that time of the month,” I […]