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.
Being tolerant is a two-stage process. We need to learn to endure others’ behaviour; but we also need to learn to manage our own response.
We are often trapped in dependence on excessive debt, unstable relationships, and unsuitable jobs. Even so, it is possible to let go.
What steps can we take to push back, when those with power or influence over us are making our lives difficult?
There are three things you can do, at any time, to build more intimacy into your relationships.
How do you communicate with others about your inner thoughts and feelings? Are you brief, expansive, or empathetic?