Author Archives: Life after BPD

Time flies!

WordPress emailed me today and told me that it had been 8 months since I last blogged, and so I felt I should probably get myself back on her and reach out to you all again – I hope this post finds you all healthy and happy. So much has happened in the last 8 […]

New article on BPD

I was recently contacted through the Facebook page to contribute to an article on BPD on Buzzfeed, as they are doing a week of articles about mental health in honour of Mental Health Week. This is the article: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariannarebolini/things-people-with-bpd-want-you I’m pretty pleased with the outcome. Hope you like it!

Glutton for punishment

I think the time has come to admit some home truths to myself and make some changes. I am going through life with one foot in the past and one in the present, leaving no foot free for the future, and until now I wasn’t ready to admit it to myself. But now I am. […]

Breaking the cycle

“They say your life changes when you have a baby and they are right, but it is so, so much more than that. My daughter makes me question everything I ever knew about life, myself and the way I choose to interact with those around me. I used to think that you shouldn’t hold a […]

The importance of the mother figure (and other life lessons)

“I have been able to identify a behaviour pattern throughout my life of “seeking” mother figures of whom I could emotionally connect with. The pattern goes as follows: 1) I meet someone who I perceive to be a “mother figure” (traditionally the right age and disposition) 2) I strike up a close friendship with them […]

Being Borderline and making parenting choices

When I found out I was pregnant, I was over the moon (it was a planned pregnancy). However, one of my biggest worries about having a child was whether I was up to the job of bringing up a stable, happy and healthy person. First of all, I worried that my personality disorder or poor […]

Dealing with death when you are borderline

Death is hard for everyone. No matter what you believe, whether it be god and heaven and that you will see that person again, whether it is re-incarnation or whether it is just that what we are gone we are gone – nothing makes death any easier to bear. The concept of someone you love no […]