Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder by Rachel ReilandWith astonishing honesty, this memoir reveals what mental illness looks and feels like from the inside, and how healing from borderline personality disorder is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones.
With astonishing honesty, this memoir, Get Me Out of Here, reveals what mental illness looks and feels like from the inside, and how healing from borderline personality disorder is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones. A mother, wife, and working professional, Reiland was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder at the age of 29—a diagnosis that finally explained her explosive anger, manipulative behaviors, and self-destructive episodes including bouts of anorexia, substance abuse, and promiscuity. A truly riveting read with a hopeful message.
Excerpt: My hidden secrets were not well-concealed. The psychological profile had been right as had the books on BPD. I was manipulative, desperately clinging and prone to tantrums, explosiveness, and frantic acts of desperation when I did not feel the intimacy connection was strong enough. The tough chick loner act of self-reliance was a complete facade.
Open Letter from those with Borderline Personality Disorder (With Narration and Text)
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I am pretty well known among my friends and family for apologizing profusely. I do it all the time. The list is never-ending. I actually have a routine with some people. Why do I feel the need to apologize all the time? It all comes as part of my borderline personality disorder BPD.
I used to have borderline personality disorder. Yes, that is correct, I no longer fit diagnostic criteria because of extensive psychotherapy. I do.
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Randi Kreger has brought the concerns of people who have a family member with borderline personality disorder BPD and narcissistic personality disorder NPD to an international forefront through her best-selling books, informative website, and popular online family support community Welcome to Oz. I thought that if I worked harder, more often, kept the house a bit cleaner, surely he would love me.
But make it clear you're still there. Somewhere between 1. People with BPD can experience severe mood swings, poor self-image, and volatile relationships. You can learn more about the symptoms of BPD here. There are lots of misconceptions about BPD out there, maybe because of how it's portrayed and not portrayed in pop culture, and because of assumptions people make when they hear the phrase "personality disorder," which they don't make when they hear the name of another mental health issue like, say, anxiety or depression. If I could control my emotions, I would. And saying there is someone in a worse situation than you doesn't make it any better, either.
Caring about someone with borderline personality disorder BPD tosses you on a roller coaster ride from being loved and lauded to abandoned and bashed. Having BPD is no picnic, either. You live in unbearable psychic pain most of the time, and in severe cases, on the border between reality and psychosis. Your illness distorts your perceptions, causing antagonistic behavior and making the world a perilous place. The pain and terror of abandonment and feeling unwanted can be so great that suicide feels like a better choice. If you like drama, excitement, and intensity, enjoy the ride, because things will never be calm. Following a passionate beginning, expect a stormy relationship that includes accusations and anger, jealousy, bullying, control, and breakups due to the insecurity of the person with BPD.