People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) struggle to understand how wives, husbands, friends, and other family members experience their intense reactions, mood swings, and risky behavior.
Needless to say, if you have a loved one with BPD, life can be fraught with crises and conflict.
Do you censor yourself because you’re afraid to speak the truth to your girlfriend or wife?
borderline personality disorder (BPD) is highly associated with the verbal abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, physical abuse, and/or domestic violence often suffered by those who are non borderline.
The propensity for abusiveness in those with BPD is instigated by the narcissistic injury that is at the heart of the core wound of abandonment Those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or those with BPD who may not even know they have it, are more likely than the general population to be verbally, emotionally/psychologically, physically abusive.
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.