Individuals with BPD may be more prone to stormy and unstable personal relationships.
To understand why our reactions can be so adverse, our partner needs to understand that because of our illness, we think differently in some ways to others.
Paranoia is a common symptom among people with BPD, and this can blow not replying to a text, because your phone was on silent, into your partner thinking you have been hit by a bus/run away with the circus/are having an affair with your boss, in under 30 minutes.
The majority of those diagnosed with BPD are women.
Common treatments for this disorder include dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication.
One of the main symptoms of BPD, which I think is almost universal, is a ‘chronic feeling of emptiness’.