Living with borderline personality disorder makes me an asshole sometimes… here’s how that works out.
Being the loved one of someone who lives with borderline personality disorder comes with challenges of your own. You don't understand the world that the borderline lives in. Outbursts, conflicts, and obstacles come from seemingly nowhere. It feels like walking on eggshells around the borderline.
To communicate with someone who has borderline personality disorder, it's important to understand how the borderline mind works. Borderlines are prone to split thinking, seeing the world as either all-good or all-bad. With you, it means that at any given time, you are either all-support or never-supportive. There's rarely any in between.
I write this for the person, whether you are the boyfriend, girlfriend, parent, child, friend, whomever, of the girl with borderline personality disorder. I'm well aware of the other articles that you'll find on this subject. You'll be told to run from us, never trust us, and to not believe a word that comes out of our mouths, especially because of the harsh reality of what it's like to love a girl with borderline personality disorder.