Quite a few readers commented on the stories I posted Wednesday on Borderline Personality Disorder. John McManamy has a very informative, accessible article that you may want to check out if you or a loved one is diagnosed with BPD. His article, “Borderline Personality Disorder” can be found by clicking here. He writes:
My initial enquiry into borderline began about three years ago, when I joined the board of a state mental health group and immediately encountered a steady progression of people who made my life miserable. For my own emotional safety, I had to resign my position.
When I started connecting the dots, I realized my recent bad experience was no exception. That all my life I had been a regular borderline magnet. My first reaction was I hated these people. I hated their illness, and I wanted nothing more to do with them.
Then I realized that the very thing we hate most tends to be the thing that resides deep inside of us. Jung called it the shadow self. I may not have had borderline, but I was forced to confront my personality issues.
“I am Joseph, your brother,” reads a line from the Bible. I’m not quite ready for that, but I’m working on it.