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Emotional Crisis Plan of Action: A Recovery Tool (DBT)

Sometimes we try to force things to happen, even when out gut tells us that doing so will have unpleasant consequences.  You know the feeling, right? That sensation in the pit of your stomach when you text or call an ex because, in that moment, you’re feeling lonely and distressed? Perhaps you’ll get a response […]

Destructive Impulsivity in Borderline Personality Disorder

One of the most difficult aspects of having Borderline Personality Disorder has been the repeated destruction I created around and within my life, be it in jobs, personal relationships, school — you name it.  I was in so much emotional pain — overwhelmed by my emotions and unsure how to cope with or tolerate them […]

When The Pain Won’t Go Away (Tolerating Distress & Not Making Things Worse)

Sometimes when we are in great emotional pain or distress, it seems as if the way we are feeling will never end.  We may feel like we can’t tolerate the pain, stress, anxiety, loneliness, or other difficult emotion for much longer and don’t know what to do. In a desperate attempt to “feel better now,” we […]

The Setup Setback: Abandonment and Impulsiveness issues with Borderline Personality Disorder

Do those of us with Borderline Personality Disorder tend to act or behave in ways that set us up for our worst fear: abandonment?  This post explores this question with my own personal example.As some of my Twitter and Facebook followers know, I have been going through a stressful ordeal. And while I can’t get […]