Life in a Bind – BPD and me

My therapy journey, recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I write for , for Planet Mindful magazine, and for Muse Magazine Australia, under the name Clara Bridges. Listed in Top Ten Resources for BPD in 2016 by



I wrote this while out of the country on holiday, during my summer therapy break. I felt my therapist’s absence even more keenly due to the physical distance, and these words just came into my mind one day, as I thought of her. The concept of a house or a home as a metaphor for therapy arose quite early in my time with her, and it is a metaphor that has often appeared within my dream imagery as well. In so much as the words came unbidden, I think of them as a sort of ‘free-association-by-poetry’ whose meaning, particularly in the second verse, is still to be explored – any interpretations are welcome!

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