The Truth About (Early) BPD ‘Recovery’

2 Jan

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

I am able to be pretty honest about my experiences with BPD. I just have one important thing to say which feels relevant to make clear right now.

The truth is that it’s really fucking difficult to measure recovery from BPD. I wouldn’t want to lie and say that everything is all hunky dory now even though some clinicians may say I no longer meet diagnostic criteria for the disorder.

I want to portray the truth – and that includes the pain, too. I actually needpeople to know I’m still hurting.

As recovery is often measured by a reduction in the behaviours which lead to the BPD diagnosis in the first place, when Borderlines stop engaging in behaviours, it may look to the outside world like they are free of distress.

However, my experience, and that of many others I have met in treatment, is that “recovery” is far…

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3 Responses to “The Truth About (Early) BPD ‘Recovery’”

  1. manyofus1980 January 2, 2016 at 11:18 AM #

    People think that stopping certain behaviours means your recovered, what a lie that is…if only it was that simple…thanks for sharing this. X

    • mm172001 January 2, 2016 at 11:56 AM #

      Yeah I know. Sometimes it just makes things harder.

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