We deceive ourselves as a defence mechanism. We sacrifice mental clarity on the altar of temporary safety.
Despair, the loss of hope, is a transitional state on the way to acceptance. It shows that we have wishes and desires. As we age, that transition often becomes easier.
We are self-correcting beings, and, to this end, the ability to perceive losses, and receive warnings, is programmed into us. The trouble is, over-anticipating loss leads to anxiety, and ultimately, when exhausted, to depression.
A few tips, courtesy of Randi Kreger, on how to work with Borderline Personality Disorder.
When we project, we push the responsibility for our being onto someone else. We do it to avoid suffering. But, in fact, we end up losing touch with reality, and creating more suffering.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a label given to a set of symptoms including emotional instability, unstable relationships, and distorted thinking. Handling such traits can be hard, both for the sufferer, and for friends.