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Impulsivity with Texting, Social Media, and Emails (and Suggested DBT Skills)

Yesterday on my Facebook page, we talked about when our emotions get the best of us and we behave impulsively, such as sending texts or emails that we later regret. Here was my original post: Sometimes our emotions can be so powerful that we feel compelled to make impulsive decisions that we later regret — […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oops! I did it again… Impulsiveness and Regret in BPD

Today I lacked some judgment. Because things have been going well at work, and I received accolades from my boss publicly in two meetings this past week, I had this brilliant idea that it might be a good time to ask for a raise. It wasn’t.If only I had done due diligence rather than respond […]