Beyond BPD: Why It Doesn’t Define You

On behest of my Girlfriend, I am here once again. This time I have been encouraged to write about what it is like to be with someone who is BPD. For those that dont know BPD stands for Borderline Personality Disorder and it is a complicated mental condition that is thought to affect as many as one in seven of us, according to the book “New Hope For People With Borderline Personality Disorder”. Though I have been with my Girlfriend for nearly nine months, and I have read books and researched BPD, I simply cannot empathise with her. Though I understand the hallmarks of BPD, the tell tale signs, the reactions and thought processes, I am not able to put myself in my Girlfriends shoes. I cannot even come close to imagining the mental anguish that she must have suffered, and be suffering. Its entirely alien to me and the majority of people within society.

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