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Dual Diagnosis: Addiction and BPD – There is Hope! (Borderline Personality Disorder)

A Way to Numb The Pain For me drinking was a way for me to handle negative emotions. It allowed me to escape the overwhelming unhappiness I felt and to instead feel nothing at all. Like any other “negative” coping mechanism I thought drinking worked great for a while. I began drinking regularly about at […]

Big Decisions, Avoidance, and Being Emotionally Sensitive (BPD, DBT)

As an emotionally sensitive woman who suffered for years with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and is now in recovery, I have noticed a tendency to avoid making large shifts in my life.  Perhaps it’s that whole “Don’t rock the boat” mentality that comes when I think about times when I have become incredibly emotionally dysregulated […]

5 Strategies for Sticking With DBT and Recovery (Even When Times Get Tough)

Please welcome back Healing From BPD Guest Blogger, Mary:                                Debbie has asked me to write on my experience thus far of participating in an Intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Treatment Program.  More specifically, she has asked me to give some words of advice to others in such a program who may find themselves […]

Is Full Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Possible?: Guest Post by Clare of Tackling BPD

Is Recovery From Borderline Personality Disorder Truly Possible? First of all,  I’m going to say something that some may consider a little controversial. Full recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder is possible. I have heard a lot of people say that you only ever learn how to manage it and live with it (and some not […]

Another Perspective on BPD & Recovery (Guest Post By Caroline of Down The Center)

I need to start with an admission.  When Debbie suggested that I write this post about how I have “integrated the skills [of DBT] into your work life,” my initial excitement about getting to write for her blog dissipated into feelings of terror.  Despite having moved past my initial diagnosis of BPD and gone on to […]

Top 3 Reasons to Be Hopeful About Recovering From BPD

{via} 1.) People are getting better.   There is evidence around you that people recover.  I recently posted this video about how I no longer meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. I thought I would suffer the rest of my life from the symptoms of BPD, and I am so relieved […]

Both Sides of The Borderline (Personality Disorder): My Recovery From BPD

This is my story of Borderline Personality Disorder: how the 5+ of the 9 criteria necessary for diagnosis (from the DSM 4) showed up in my life, and how I no longer meet enough of the criteria to be considered “Borderline.”   I am now in recovery. What does that mean?  Am I symptom free? Who am I now? […]