Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has a bad reputation in the world of mental health. Many clinicians refuse to treat people with BPD, claiming that these patients are too challenging, too time-consuming, too volatile, too unstable, too emotionally draining, etc., etc.
But what if the person you love has BPD, either formally diagnosed or not? Is the only solution to walk away?
No, it’s not.
Walking away is one solution, but my hope is that if you are reading this blog, you want to know all your options about how to possibly make the relationship work. And there are many.
On the other hand, acknowledge your own limits and know when enough is enough. BPD or no BPD, abuse of any kind in a relationship is unacceptable. It is a fine line between what is the disease process and what is outright indecent behavior, and only you can determine where that line falls for you. Set your boundaries and stick to them.
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