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Relationships with Borderline Personality Disorder

Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. My partner is uncertain if he wishes to remain in our relationship. We live together, and I’m uncertain how to interact with him through this. Our pattern has been for me to bargain with my behavior through being overly giving in such times. How or should I distance myself emotionally, keep safe boundaries while I wait for him to decide? I don’t begin therapy until week...
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Difficulty Finding the Right Treatment for Suicidal Thoughts

In April I was hospitalized for suicidal ideation, it was a very stressful time, and I found the experience more stigmatizing than helpful. I still have nightmares where I wake up sweating thinking I am back in the locked ward. I was not a good patient and was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (I discussed this with my therapist, both past and present and they do not agree with this as a diagnosis.) My...
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Dual Relationship with Therapist Is a Mess

From the : I have been in a dual relationship with my therapist for about years, and things are falling apart and I don’t trust her and I am becoming more afraid of confronting her. She has also befriended my boyfriend and is going on personal outings separate with him and is hiring him to cat sit and do chores for her. She has diagnosed me with BDP, and she might be correct,...
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Do I Really Need Psychotherapy?

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 have to go to psychologist, so we went together. Honestly, I did not find it helpful at all, the psychologist told me that I should go to psychotherapy. I do not...
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Pathological Envy of Power

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 shares my experience but I think I have a problem. For as long as I could remember, I’ve always had this problem with pathological envy and identity? I always...
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Emotional Intensity Disorder

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 to her about her rage, but she has never really done anything to fix the problem. I remembered the other day that she had said years ago she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and I have...
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Self-Harming

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 my family and sometimes even my mom and dad and brothers. I know its bad but I do. I am angry and so so so tired! My body has...
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I’m Suffering from Aversions

From the : 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 a lot of anxiety because I’m afraid someone will blow their nose or start sweating. I have BPD so I have a lot of anxieties but this one I...
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Bipolar or Some Other Mood Disorder?

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 volumes of energy lasting 2+ weeks Sometimes have high energy but feel very low Hypersexual when in high energy periods Sometimes always want to eat, other times not...
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Traits or a Personality Disorder?

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? A: For all psychological disorders, there are certain criteria that have to be met. These are spelled out clearly in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which is the...
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Am I Meant to Be with This Guy?

From the : 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 that he is the caring figure I need (at least he’s not a narcissist or other bad people for a BPD person to be in a relationship with)? It...
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