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Since there are no experts in treating BPD in my area… and technically I myself am supposed to be one (since my training, masters’ in CBT and practice includes treatment of PDs as well as DBT) I have the only logically choice… to take matters into my own hands and take care of myself.

Therefore I am reading everything I can, getting as many books and article on BPD as possible and working through the DBT process of getting better. I will write therefore here both research that I find interesting, chapters or parts of books that are helping me, as well as my actual process of recovery, as I go through it… step by step.

I will try technique, write them down, share what works, how it does, how it doesn’t … and most importantly I will practice, practice practice, even when the going gets tough..

Thus, I will learn

  • to love myself
  • to accept myself unconditionally
  • that sometimes I will screw up, and that’s ok
  • that “this too shall pass” indeed
  • to show compassion to myself
  • to be caring, understanding and patient to myself

I know that this will be a long road, that it will get bumpy, that it will be hard, but I am working on myself, and that deserves all my effort. I will get better 🙂

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  1. Tabetha
    Oct 14, 2015 @ 21:15:41

    Hello!
    I stumbled upon your website and am very encouraged by what I see and plan to share it with our BPD Awareness Page. We are currently working on a huge awareness project and I’m hopeful you might want to participate!
    This awareness project is a compilation work by people affected in the BPD community. That includes patients, loved ones AND therapists! We are looking for 1500-3000 word essays/stories that include, but not limited to:
    PATIENT STORIES:
    •a patient’s story of hitting rock bottom and how they managed to find therapy (even discussing how it affected their career)
    •a patient’s story on being supported through diagnosis and treatment and how a spouse or partner helped them through
    •a patient’s story of parenting while having BPD

    LOVED ONES:
    •a story from a parent of someone with BPD
    •a story from a spouse or partner or friend
    •a story from a child of someone with BPD

    TREATMENT PERSPECTIVE:
    Stories from therapists sharing different stories of treating people with BPD, focusing on what occurs in treatment (opposed to the life story). What helped them touch their patients? Was there anything that was particularly helpful or harmful for them as a therapist to say or do with a patient with BPD. How having a patient with BPD affected them, any support they utilized to help them through the process.

    Here is another method we would like to approach: Question and Answer/ Conversation Style! I think this might add some interesting and insightfulness! For this we are looking for:
    •Q&A between a person with BPD and a family member
    •Q&A between two people with BPD, an exchange between ideas and experiences
    •Finally, conversations between a person with BPD and a prior therapist, who can discuss frankly what their thoughts on therapy together were. What was helpful and what was not, on both sides.

    Our focus is that each story should have some take away or inspirational message. The goal of the collective work is authenticity, putting real lives in front of a stigma and changing it! I’m so very excited about this project and its reach. My personal goal is to give hope to others, pointers, and a lasting impression.
    Submitted stories should be emailed to: bpdawarenesspage@gmail.com. The header should contain the person’s name, any pseudonym they’d like to use if it is their wish, and their best contact email. If they have a blog or website, this should also be included!
    Please let me know if you are able to join us in this project or point any potential contributors our way!
    Thanks again,
    Tabetha Martin
    bpdawarenesspage@gmail.com
    http://www.faceboook.com/bpda1

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  2. Stephanie Price
    Sep 05, 2016 @ 02:11:48

    Is there a way for me to contact you via email? I am conducting interviews for a research study, largely focused on personality disorders, and I would like to email you information in case it might interest you. My email address is: Price049@cougars.csusm.edu. I look forward to hearing from you.

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