BPD and emptiness

8 Mar

She explains emptiness as feeling cut off, lack of identity, craving intensity, immense longing and a feeling of hollowness. I would like to add a lack of direction and purpose as if everything were meaningless and feeling like you don’t know what you want and even if you did it would never come true for you. Great post to read an in depth perspective of the criteria of chronic emptiness.

Life in a Bind - BPD and me

“I had thought one aspect of BPD was feeling too much.”

This was a comment made by Roderick Hart, of ‘Fragmented Mind’ on my previous post, ‘Waiting room of the world’. That post contained a quote from the film ‘Shadowlands’, which described the anticipation of spring as being like a ‘nothing time’, a ‘waiting room of the world’. It reminded me of the difficult state of ‘emptiness’ in between intense emotions. That state which feels like nothing because (metaphorically) it is neither full of the blizzards and storms of winter, nor of the intense heat of the summer sun. If it comes as a surprise to hear that many with BPD can often feel that they experience too little, rather than too much, then I hope that this post will be helpful. It is based on my reply to Roderick Hart, and as he was kind enough…

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2 Responses to “BPD and emptiness”

  1. Zoe March 9, 2015 at 1:59 AM #

    The more I read about BPD, the more I relate to 95% of it.

    • mm172001 March 19, 2015 at 9:39 PM #

      Some days I really relate others it’s not as severe.

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