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How Do I Manage BPD without Therapy

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From the U.S.: I have BPD and Im aware of the break up and get back together and the bpd rages and all that. However, I still cant prevent myself from doing this. Even while I am trying hard to think rationally the bpd thing just trumps. At the moment i’m not seeing a therapist but i will once my health insurance application goes through. What can I do in the meantime, to control this, every time i fight with my girlfriend (together about six years) I try to break up with her the past 4 months or so this cycle has intensified.

How Do I Manage BPD without Therapy

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The first step to healing is awareness. Please give yourself credit for having come so far. I’m glad you are planning to consult with a therapist as soon as you are able. I urge you to look for a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group. DBT is a well-researched and effective approach for dealing with BPD. Check this article to learn more: https://psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-dialectical-behavior-therapy/0001096/2

In the meantime, you can read up on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and start practicing some of the skills. I just did a quick Internet search and found many articles by both professionals and people who are using DBT. There is also a forum here at PsychCentral. (Click on the “Find Help” tab on the home page.) Read. Chat with others and generally give yourself the gift of a “therapeutic time” each day while you wait to get into therapy.

I wish you well.
Dr. Marie

How Do I Manage BPD without Therapy

Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

Dr. Marie is licensed as both a psychologist and marriage and family counselor. She specializes in couples and family therapy and parent education. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

APA Reference
Hartwell-Walker, D. (2018). How Do I Manage BPD without Therapy. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2015/05/17/how-do-i-manage-bpd-without-therapy/
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