Life in a Bind – BPD and me

Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and my therapy journey. Listed in Top Ten Resources for BPD in 2016 by goodtherapy.org. I write for welldoing.org under the name Clara Bridges.

Connection is hard

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The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week this year is ‘Relationships’. Strong relationships are vital to good mental health; but intimacy, vulnerability and connecting with another human being can be very difficult for many with a mental health condition, and in particular, for those with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Life in a Bind - BPD and me

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  1. It just so happens that just two days ago I published a post about Connection and Vulnerability on my blog – such a difficult topic – I’m still getting the hang of this blogging thing, but if you’re interested, take a look here! 🙂 https://bloominglilyblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/connection-thinking-with-brene-brown/

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  2. I love to connect with people but not on a superficial level…I like the deep connection and feel that any other way than that is just that…superficial. That is what makes finding “true friends” hard for me, cause, I feel that if you are not willing to be “vulnerable” and have “feelings” about what we are talking about…it is just too superficial and a waste of my time and lifespan.
    This is not a “bi-product” of BPD, I am just really into feeling connected with another and the only way I can do this is emotionally.
    Even my partner of almost 20 yrs feels threatened by this “being vulnerable and actually feeling feelings”… makes me think that most of society is partly borderline as it is and just can’t admit to it!!
    This is a work in progress not only for me but many who don’t want to “be in the moment and just feel”!

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