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BPD, Trauma, Outbursts, & Reality Checks: How much of this is actually real?

One of the things that people with borderline personality disorder, BPD traits, or emotional sensitivity often say is an issue for them that causes a lot of regret, shame, and apologizing, is what might be summed up as “emotional outbursts”  — those moments when, even though you’ve already apologized recently for flying off the handle, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seeking Safety: Week 4 of Trauma Recovery Group – Recording My Story

  To read Week 1, click Here.To read Week 2, click Here.To read Week 3, click Here. Hearing your trauma story, in your own voice, has to be one of the most difficult and perhaps one of the most powerful experiences one can have.  This past week in Trauma Recovery group, it was my turn […]

Guest Post: How I Coped When my “Innie” Child Became an “Outie”: Relationships, Intimacy, & Age Regression

Please welcome Mary’s very first guest post here at Healing From BPD: I’ve been asked to write on a very personal topic, and I find myself in a very vulnerable place in sharing my experience will you all.  Many might find this post triggering, upsetting, or unsettling as it encompasses subjects such as childhood sexual abuse, […]

Do You Deserve To Be Happy?

When good thing happen to you, are you afraid that the other shoe is going to fall? When you hear of upcoming good things in your life, are you certain that something will get in the way of it manifesting — that it’s too good to be true? A lot of us with Borderline Personality […]