Dating a girl with borderline personality disorder
It is estimated that about 5% of the population suffers from BPD and about 70-80% are females.
Now to be clear, people with BPD are not bad people, they are victims to the disease and are the ones that suffer the most.
Either way, you should run if you encounter someone like this.
I'm 27 and have had my fair share of romantic experiences and heartbreaks, but dating someone with BPD is like nothing else.
You might feel like you’re being held hostage, worrying that your family member will injure themselves if you don’t appease them.
You may wonder whether you should let them borrow money again or answer the dozens of voicemails they left on your phone.
) Before I go on to that, I'll refer anyone who was attracted to this title because they have been hurt by a partner with BPD and consider such people to be "monsters" to read this post: We Are Not Monsters | Borderline Personality Disorder.
People with BPD (especially women, since they are more likely to be diagnosed and open about the disorder) have an enormous amount of stigma attached to their illness.
Through therapy, we can learn how to adapt our behaviors from dysfunctional to highly effective. If you are a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder and are concerned about how this will affect your ability to find and maintain a relationship with a mate, keep in mind - first of all - the issue of boundaries.Dealing with borderline personality disorder requires skills for deescalating crises and fostering independence in your loved one.With the right tools and community strategies, it is possible to help your loved one towards recovery.It can be incredibly scary and incredibly daunting at the same time.You often struggle to deal with your own emotions yourself, let alone letting someone else in to get to know them.