Borderline Articles

Do I Really Need Psychotherapy?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, November 14th, 2014
Dear therapist, I went through bad break up, after that I talked with my friends only about it and did not give them any space. So now they stopped really talking with me or even wanting to talk. They told me that I ...

Pathological Envy of Power

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Ok so this is probably a weird problem I have but please just hear me out. I really need to talk to someone to help understand what's wrong with me because there is no listed disorder that accurately matches what I feel like and nobody ...

Emotional Intensity Disorder

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
My wife and I have been together for about 14yrs. I am deeply in love with her. Lately however; we have been fighting hard. It is taking a toll on me. I have in the past talked ...

Self-Harming

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
From Terhan: Hi, First i have to say that I cannot speak English well so excuse me for my writing faults. I am 24-year-old girl, I have a problem that I think is growing every day! I am so hateful. I hate myself and some people in ...

I’m Suffering from Aversions

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 19th, 2014
From the U.S.: I've been squeamish about body fluids since I was a kid but every year it gets worse. It's to the point now where it's taken over my life. I can't eat around people, have sex, or any other normal activity. I'm having ...

Bipolar or Some Other Mood Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
I've been experiencing symptoms that align with bipolar but could also align with a number of other mood disorders. I'm not looking for a conclusive diagnosis, more a probability of a diagnosis. Here's a list of symptoms to help you answer this question. Periods of high ...

Traits or a Personality Disorder?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, August 18th, 2014
How can you know if you have a particular disorder, say Narcissistic Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder, or if you only display some of those personality traits? Is it common for most people to display behavioral traits of several personality disorders?...

Am I Meant to Be with This Guy?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
From the U.S.: A possible symptom of BPD is expecting your SOs to just know what you want, like mind reading. Mine is really good at that. Having BPD, I don't know where I should draw the line in my mind, should I be accepting ...

Suspect My Partner Has a Personality Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
I have a close friend, who became my lover about a year ago. Recently he cheated on me (had an affair with a colleague), and I was/am terribly hurt, as I was his absolute best friend. In addition, in the past few months he has ...

I Know My Mental Health Is Not Good

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Hi, for as long as I can remember since i was 7, I feel I have been dealing with depression, anxiety, mood swings, I was a cutter in high school, in my early 20's I had major suicidal tendencies, and Did attempt a ...

Should I Continue Therapy if I Think I am Done?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
I am a 19-year-old girl and for the past four years I suffered from at first anorexia and then later bulimia. I was already seeing a therapist and a nutritionist before college. My bulimia got really bad when I left to go to college and ...

Fiancé Broke Up with Me at My Daughter’s Graduation

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Today my daughter graduated from high school. My ex-wife's father and sister came from out of state to support my daughter. My mother also came from out of state. At the event we all sat together. I could tell my fiancé was not happy or ...