Surely, everybody has their own quirks. As their couple, we learn to love it and embrace it. This is what makes a relationship strong.
It's what Winona Ryder's character was diagnosed with in Girl: Interrupted. It's what Jennifer Lawrence may have had in Silver Linings Playbook, in which her character's specific mental health condition went unnamed. The largely unfair stereotype that has emerged of BPD—partially because of some Hollywood portrayal—is that of a crazed, manic, uncontrollable woman.
While someone with depression or anxiety may feel that they are experiencing symptoms that are different from their normal state, people with personality disorders often fail to realize that their emotions and reactions depart from the typical human experience. People with borderline personality disorder BPD struggle to understand how wives, husbands, friends, and other family members experience their intense reactions, mood swings, and risky behavior. Needless to say, if you have a loved one with BPD, life can be fraught with crises and conflict.
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. First, you need to be able to recognize the signs that the person you are dating has BPD.
Some of the comments hit home because, from an early age, I have had an extremely tempestuous love life, but I also know it can work if both partners learn to understand each other. This is a hard concept to explain to a healthy person, who may have only ever felt something close to this when someone they love passes away, or they lose something they hold dear in their life. People with BPD, even in their happiest periods, experience this pervasive feeling of emptiness almost every day, and often they try and fill this with things that stimulate them.
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Women who qualify for a diagnosis of bpd are generally very sweet and romantic. They are also known for their heightened sensitivity. For many men it is these qualities that makes them so appealing.
Borderline personal disorder BPD relationships are often chaotic, intense, and conflict-laden, and this can be especially true for romantic BPD relationships. If you are considering starting a relationship with someone with BPD, or are in one now, you need to educate yourself about the disorder and what to expect. Likewise, if you have been diagnosed with BPD, it can be helpful to think about how your symptoms have affected your romantic relationships.
While some of the symptoms of BPD are not easily identified, others are associated with observable behaviors. Borderline personality disorder symptoms include instability in interpersonal relationshipsself-image, and emotion, as well as a pattern of impulsive behaviors. Individuals with BPD often first experience these symptoms in young adulthood and the symptoms tend to continue for many years.
How many times have you met a man who by all intents and purposes seems like your perfect match? It's love at first sight as you fall head over heels for him, only to realize later that he was the Devil's spawn? This is happening more and more frequently as upwardly mobile, successful single ladies sacrifice starting a family to focus on their careers instead. By the time a successful, independent sista in her mid 30s decides to settle down with a man and start a family, she finds the pickings are very slim.