Borderline Articles

Girlfriend Throws Tantrums

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, March 7th, 2014
Met a girl in church, about 1.5 years ago. Relationship mostly good, but - 4 times now - when she doesn't have her kids for the weekend, and I want to have an alone night, she gets really angry and demanding. She takes her house ...

Should I Come Off of Quetiapine?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 27th, 2014
I've been on Quetiapine for about a year now. I started them because I was having issues at home with my (then) partner and university, which lead me to having a complete mental breakdown. I've since dropped out of university and broken up with my ...

Sisters Hate Me Because of My Illness

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
I am 26 and have Borderline Personality Disorder. I have three sisters, one is 37, the other 35, and the other 23. All three of them constantly exclude me, and the younger two of the three refuse to speak to me, due to my impulsive ...

Mother May Have Emotional Illness

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Hello, I have been dealing, as an only child, with a mother who has never known quite how to bond with me, even as a small child, sending me to live with relatives when she was divorced. As a pre-teen and young teen, when I was ...

Why Am I So Uncompassionate?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Increasingly my non-compassion for others has really started to alarm and confuse me. I've been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, and general anxiety, and all my life I've been somewhat apathetic. But others have started pointing out to me that I don't really react ...

I May Have BPD

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 7th, 2013
I'm 15 and I've been concerned about my mental health for a while now. I feel as though I may have BPD and I want to be properly evaluated by a professional but I'm not sure how to bring up the issue to ...

My Girlfriend Was Involuntarily Committed

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
My girlfriend recently got baker acted. She had an episode with her mom and it got to the point where she threatened herself and her mom with a knife because she was told she couldn’t leave the house. She’s been diagnosed with bpd, however she ...

Is This Love?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 18th, 2013
I guess I'll just start from the beginning. I met my boyfriend during my junior year of college in Florida. We started out as friends for a couple of months. He was my marijuana dealer. I was a student, who worked as an exotic dancer ...

Feeling Worthless

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 12th, 2013
I'm 15 and all my life I've struggled with self-esteem. When I was younger I thought I was just humble and shrugged it off. It got to the point where compliments were almost foreign and insulting. I've always felt like a waste of space and ...

Depression and Self-harm

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, August 5th, 2013
I've been cutting myself for a while now. Usually the cuts are small and the bleeding stops after 2 minutes. But today I cut until I saw white flesh. The bleeding was more severe, and lasted 4-5 minutes. My problem is that I don't know ...

Can’t Explain Problems

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 1st, 2013
I am starting to have some grave concerns that there is something fundamentally wrong with me. I have a long history of an eating disorder (30 years), a little bit of mild self harm, depression and dissociation issues. More recently I have started acknowledging ...

Jealous or Insecure?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, June 15th, 2013
I have been married to my husband for 12 yrs we have 4 children the oldest is 9 and the youngest is 9 months old. My husband and I have been having problems for a long time. Our problem is me I guess to ...