Posts tagged bpdrecovery
What I Learned After My Last Suicide Attempt

If you are feeling depressed and suicidal this story is for you. I learned some very important lessons after my last suicide attempt – things I never knew before.The moral of this story is: Be careful what you wish for because you might just get it. Or, in my case, almost get it.

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

 

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Fear of Abandonment and BPD

One of the determining factors in the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder until recently was the the fear of abandonment.  That is all set to change in the DSM-5. But while abandonment issues have been officially removed from the diagnostic criteria involved in BPD, they remain a very large issue for many people who suffer from BPD.

One of the determining factors in the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder until recently was the the fear of abandonment.  That is all set to change in the DSM-5. But while abandonment issues have been officially removed from the diagnostic criteria involved in BPD, they remain a very large issue for many people who suffer from BPD.

 

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The Secret To MY Happiness

About five years ago I sent an email to a good friend of mine in which I complained about something pretty trivial. I was astounded when I received her response.

“I don’t understand you. Why are you always so unhappy and miserable? You have more financial security than many people I know, you have children who love and adore you and you are multi-talented. Get over yourself already,” she wrote.

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Rage

When you actually sit down and think about it, borderline rage is driven by fear and anxiety. Fear and anxiety about being abandoned by those we love.Fear and anxiety about being hurt again. Fear and anxiety about not being able to control one’s own environment and the relationships in which we are engaged.

Learning how to recognize the triggers and set up new co

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How Embracing Forgiveness Helped Me Put My BPD Into Remission

My father was a harsh man. He said very little, never gave  compliments or praise but was always quick with a rebuke or a critique. He was of Japanese descent, you see and that is what he learned from his own parents. I grew up in fear of him, his scowling face and hand that was always so quick to reach out and slap my face for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. I lived in a world of silence because of that hand. His cultural heritage dictated his parenting style.

I wanted a very different father than the one I had.

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