Tag Archives: interpersonal effectiveness

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – Interpersonal Effectiveness (Part one – an overview)

Please note: All handouts are courtesy of Marsha Linehan, in her book “Skills Training Manual for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder”. She retains the copyright. As I now have a little more time on my hands I am resurrecting my review of the book “Skills Training Manual for treating Borderline Personality Disorder” by Marsha […]

How to beat Borderline Personality Disorder

Since the start of my blogging journey, I have hoped that my posts have made a difference to someone, no matter how small. I always wonder whether people take the time to read my long rambling posts, as I try to explain different specific situations, and my sometimes long and complex reactions to them. I […]

Communication Issues

James and I have been having some communication issues over the last week and I am going to talk them out to try and make sense of them. I will add my thoughts on where I/we went wrong, along the way. Last Saturday we attended the wedding of one of my friends, and we had […]

Still here, and still being good :)

It’s been a little while since my last update so wanted to post about how things have been going. My dad is coping well with chemotherapy and for the first time in my life, we have been talking more. I still find it very difficult to actually talk to him about his illness, and half […]

Unable to articulate feelings

Over the months of mine and James’s relationship, situations have arisen and arguments have occured, and I believe a large part of this is due to my ability to articulate my feelings properly, possibly due to the borderline lack of interpersonal effectiveness. So, I am trying to lay them out in a logical manner and […]

Officially Discharged

So a letter came for me today from my CPN, stating that as of today, I am officially discharged from the mental health services. She had wanted to meet me to go through some forms and procedures about ‘staying well’ but I never found the time, and seemingly nor did she. It feels funny, after […]

I am the luckiest girl in the world

Hey, I know they all say that, but I really feel it, and that’s all that matters. Everything is going so well with James, and with him in my life, I feel as though I can cope with anything that life is going to bring my way. I have slowly opened up to him, and […]