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Dealing With Feeling Rejected and Coping With Fears of Abandonment (BPD)

I’ve made a lot of progress, but I must admit — for someone who has such a difficulty engaging much in intimate relationships, including friendships, I can become quite distraught when I sense that someone doesn’t like me. It doesn’t matter who it is, and it doesn’t even matter whether I even like the person […]

Loneliness and Connecting With Others

Many of us with Borderline Personality Disorder know what it means to feel lonely.  In my personal experience, I feel that I am a good, likable person at heart — someone who has something to contribute and who likes lifting others up in word and deed. I enjoy being around others and conversing — be it a […]

I don’t feel like it! | Using DBT Skills (Even when you don’t feel like it)

Despite being well-versed in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), I found it difficult to use my skills when I needed them most.  I hoped and wished for some miracle to suddenly make everything ok — to make me feel better and to fill the void I felt inside. I felt almost paralyzed and stuck in my […]