New BPD Survival Guide:
I am in the process of writing a new BPD Survival Guide and am looking for topics/chapter ideas. The idea behind this book is to help those living with a BPD partner cope with the tremendous stress and find the strength and wisdom to stop the abuse. If you have any stories or comments you would like featured in the book please reach out… firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you in the combat zone? – Identifying borderline personality disorder in your relationship.
If you talk to somebody who has lived in the combat zone and you asked them “your relationship seemed so abusive and traumatic, how did you let yourself be abused and why didn’t you get out in the beginning?” chances are, no matter how smart the person is or how unlikely they seem to be the type of person to get into an abusive relationship, they will have an extremely difficult time answering this question. The fact of the matter is relationships with those who have borderline personality disorder start like any other relationship; things seem optimistic, fun and exciting at first. Combine that with the fact that nice people are often tricked into entering the combat zone by stories of the BPD’s past that make them feel sorry for the BPD.
If you are questioning whether or not your current relationship is in the combat zone with a BPD, no one can really give you a definitive yes or no. but for everyone reading this book questioning whether or not they are in the combat zone there are probably 10 others who know they are currently or were in the past “in the combat zone” with a BPD partner.