Good Morning Maz,
Hello and I am not Jamie but I am sure he will be along to put it in his own words. I have a friend with this disorder and it is one of the toughest mental health disorders to learning to deal with.
Borderline personality disorder can be a distressing medical condition, both for the people who have it and for those around them. When you have borderline personality disorder (BPD), you have difficulty controlling your emotions and are often in a state of upheaval — perhaps as a result of harmful childhood experiences or brain dysfunction.
With borderline personality disorder your image of yourself is distorted, making you feel worthless and fundamentally flawed. Your anger, impulsivity and frequent mood swings may push others away, even though you yearn for loving relationships.
Increasing awareness and research are helping improve the treatment and understanding of borderline personality disorder. Emerging evidence indicates that people with borderline personality disorder often get better over time and that they can live happy, peaceful lives.
Jamie can fill you in on how well he has dealt with this disorder. He is an awesome example of how successfully someone with BPD can live a good life and be happy.
Living with borderline personality disorder can be difficult. You may realize your behaviors and thoughts are self-destructive or damaging yet feel unable to control them. Treatment can help you learn skills to manage and cope with your condition.
Other things you can do to help manage your condition and feel better about yourself include:
Remember, there's no one right path to recovery from BPD. The condition seems to be worse in young adulthood and may gradually get better with age. Many people with the disorder find greater stability in their lives during their 30s and 40s. As your inner misery decreases, you can go on to sustain loving relationships and enjoy meaningful careers. Reference: Mayo Staff
Jamie is our shining star............go Jamie.
Hugs to both of you,
Jamie i have nothing but the utmost respect for you. Thankyou for sharing your experience with me. I saw the movie 'Girl Interrupted' with Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder many years ago and Winona's character is hospitalised with BPD. I always wondered exactly what that meant and how the symptoms manifest themselves.
I admire you so much for your incredibly positive attitude and your generousity of spirit. Thanks for breaking this down for me, I want to understand the conditions that I have not been personally exposed to. One side of my family have a strong history of Bi-Polar and paranoid schizophrenia and Im blessed that i only got the Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia. You are one strong individual. Take my hat off to you mate, no one should have to go through what you have been through.
Love and blessings always,
Hi Jamiee, Thank you so much for your reply to my post and for your support. I am continuing to improve slowly, but steady. I think you are a very strong person and I wish you the best with your treatments. keep your good attitude and know you are also in my thoughts and prayers. Take good care of yourself.
Hey Jamie, It's Gem......
I have been missing you lately. Been really busy at work, not much time to chat up my people. Hope you are doing OK.......Having kinda of a downer day, but they have been few and far between lately, thank goodness. So when you read this, please send me some enlightenment my way. You always cheer me up............
Ditto! Karens my go to girl for hugs.
Hugs are great first thing on Monday morning!
Hello all, I have given out 1 trillion hugs and I have received so much more in return. (((((Hugs)))))