Tag Archives: Borderline Personality Disorder

CBT Diploma & a DBT Course for £14 from £199!

A year ago I embarked on a diploma in CBT. There wasn’t any reason for it really, other than it popped up on Groupon and looked like it might be interesting! Fast forward 12 months, and I have finally managed to find the time to complete it. Low and behold- I’m officially certified !! (I […]

Trichotillomania

From my early teens, I have had an obsession with plucking. Mainly my eyebrows to start with, and then extending to my chin and neck when I developed PCOS and started growing unwanted facial hair. It had become a kinda longstanding family joke, because after the first few years I no longer needed a tweezer […]

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. […]

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 […]

So where does borderline begin?

As always, I have been doing a lot of thinking, and as I watch my parents with my young daughter, things seem to be becoming a little clearer in my mind. When looking at how a condition like BPD develops, I do believe that there are many elements to each case – firstly you start […]