Do you feel misunderstood?
-Do mood swings hit you quickly and intensely?
-Are you susceptible to getting your "buttons pushed" more often than others?
Being in a relationship with a person who has a borderline personality means living a love-hate relationship that's obsessive, complicated and unstable. Unfortunately, these kinds of relationships can be particularly difficult to escape from. However long the relationship has lasted, a relationship with a person who has BPD typically creates a destabilizing impact on the psyche of those who live with it, and leaves emotional wounds that are very difficult to heal.
Sadly, sometimes, these relationships produce more than just psychological wounds. Stalking, threats and physical violence are all possibilities when a person breaks up with someone who has a serious borderline personality disorder. Threats of suicide, self-harm or even revenge attempts are all common issues in such situations.
Sufferers of BPD live at the limit, they are acrobats in a precarious balance on a razor's edge.
This book is essential reading if, in the last three months, a person that you are close to has been overwhelmed by:
Anxiety, depression and anger, often for reasons that others find difficult to understand or that they consider inconsequential.
Intense or uncontrollable emotional explosions.
Instability in interpersonal relationships and self-esteem.
Concerns about abandonment.
Desperate feelings of being misunderstood.
Feelings of powerlessness and despair.
Ideas about self-harm and/or suicide.