Discussion in 'Parenting News' started by flutterby, Sep 19, 2009.
This describes my sister in law#2 to a T, with the exception of the self harm aspect, which I don't believe has ever been an issue.
husband had these issues until he started on a MS, which has had a huge impact on his emotional reactivity.
Oldest has every single symptom/sign of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) except the self-harming behavior. She sometimes gives veiled, manipulative threats of self-harm, but has never acted on them overtly (unless the total lack of attention to her chronic health problems counts). I really hope one day she'll get help.. but in the meantime, reading things like this does help me in trying to understand her. Thanks.
I have had most of the signs, including self harming, throughout my life. I have mellowed with age. Now I can have professionals argue about if I am truly borderline. I argue to keep the diagnosis. I dont think I can outgrow it. I think I have learned to manage it. Even though I didnt learn I had it until I probably was on the tail end of my worst symptoms, I can look back and see it oh so clearly.
Thanks, Cheryl, for fixing the link. I didn't realize it required you to register. It didn't require me to login, but I think I may be permanently signed into NYT.
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