We Are Not Lab Rats

Something happened yesterday in one of the support groups I am in. Myself and other  borderlines post in that group seeking help for our behaviors; guidance for our intense emotions because we want to heal from years of suffering in a life like this, and need support in doing so. A certain author joined our …

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BPD Growing Up Part 1: She Was Mine

Certain parts of my childhood make more sense to me now that I know I'm a borderline. I thought I would start a little series about those experiences to possibly help others who are diagnosed or suspect they are a borderline. When I was ten, we had some little birthday shindig for me in my …

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In One Ear and Out the Other

After almost a decade spent trying to tell pediatricians and specialists that there was definitely something going on with my oldest child, earlier this week we finally received an answer; she has Auditory Processing Disorder. Apparently, APD is not very well-known, and finding other parents of children with APD is difficult. I found one single …

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I Like to Hit Stuff

I've struggled with body image ever since I was about 10 years old. I remember noticing I had a different body shape than the other, more petite girls in my class, and because it was pointed out quite a bit in my home life, I never formed a positive opinion about my body. After having …

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Money

Growing up, I probably knew more about our finances than I needed to. My mom was always having to borrow money from friends, and then never paid them back on time, if at all. She vented out loud, usually when we were driving somewhere, and I remember tensing up because I knew what was coming. …

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Validating Your Feelings

At therapy last week, I had yet another big discovery; I tend to knock down my own feelings and opinions of things. For example, if I'm feeling upset about something, I will tell myself, "stop it, you're being dramatic". If I'm feeling sad about something, I will tell myself, "it's stupid of you to feel …

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