One of my favorite critics told me that the post below isn't clear, that people don't realize how hard it is to have this disorder, and how hard it is, sometimes, maybe even most of the time, to live with someone who has the disorder.

Rather than go through the DSM checklist (I think it's in a post in a link at the end of yesterday's post) let me quote Randi Kreger. She defines Borderline Personality Disorder as follows in her book, The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (italics are mine):
Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental illness that causes those who have it to see people and situations as all good or all bad; to feel empty and without an identity; and to have extreme, blink-of-an-eye mood swings. People with BPD act impulsively; their self-loathing and extreme fear of abandonment can cause them to lash out at others with baseless criticism and blame. Some practice self-harm or see no other option than suicide as a way to end their pain.

People with BPD experience the world much differently than most people. For reasons we don't entirely understand, the disorder distorts critical thought processes, resulting in emotions and actions that are out of the norm.
There you go. Now maybe the post below will make more sense :)

Thanks for your opinion, MK.


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