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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, 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, 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 […]

Borderline Personality Disorder: Is there hope?

Are you worried that having a BPD diagnosis (or having a loved one with this diagnosis) means doom?  That there’s little or no hope for building the life you want and that you are forever stuck repeating self-sabotaging, destructive behaviors and not getting anywhere with your goals? I have good news for you: If you’re ready to be encouraged about […]

Top Picks for ‪‎BPD‬ (and other) Books [Facebook Live Stream]

Top picks for ‪‎BPD‬ (and other) books! Replay from live stream on Facebook… (www.facebook.com/dbtpath).  As promised, here’s the list of books with links. Please continue to comment with books that have helped you or have helped your loved ones better understand and cope! The Buddha and the Borderline http://amzn.to/1SdWccm Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder http://amzn.to/1XtHhce […]

BPD & Addicted to Drama

Are people with borderline personality disorder “addicted” to drama? My answer might surprise you. Take biology, past history, and other issues into account, and we can understand this issue a bit better and learn how to compassionately approach and work on issues around drama addiction. Some of the topics covered in the video: A personal […]

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 […]