Borderline Personality Disorder

Advice On Dealing With Toxic Friends — From A Former Toxic Friend

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A romantic partner or friend can have toxic behaviors without being fully “toxic.” There are ways to manage such behavior. How do I know? Because I’ve been that needy, over-involved, manipulative friend.
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6 Signs Your Partner Is A Manipulative Person

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Being manipulative is so entrenched in my personality, I’m often unaware I’m even doing it until the dust has settled.

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5 Contradictions That Folks With Mental Illness Know All Too Well

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One thing I’ve noticed about mental illness is that it’s a mess of contradictions. It tells us one thing, urges us to do another. We have one desire, but then act totally to the contrary because… reasons.

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5 Contradictions That Folks With Mental Illness Know All Too Well

I'm painfully bored, but I don't have the energy to do anything. Image: Thinkstock.

One thing I’ve noticed about mental illness is that it’s a mess of contradictions. It tells us one thing, urges us to do another. We have one desire, but then act totally to the contrary because… reasons.

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Borderline Personality Disorder Fueled My Mom's Abuse. Here's How I Started To Heal From It.

It has taken me most of my adult life to come to terms with my childhood, because I chose avoidance over examination. Image: Thinkstock.

My mother saw in my brother a carbon copy of herself; every side-eye and negative comment was an echo of offensive remarks made about her own behavior as a child. Whenever my brother got into trouble for his disregard for authority or bad attitude, my mother saw it as a victory: My brother wasn’t just sticking up for himself, he was sticking up for my mother.

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Listen: I Don't Care If You're A Burden. If You Need Help, Ask For It.

The reality is that no one deserves to do this alone.

I used to be the one that pushed everyone away out of fear that I was too demanding or too toxic or “too much.” But I’m finally at a place in my life where I understand just how important it is to lean on your support system — and so I’m committed to not running away anymore.

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The Difference Between Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorders

The symptoms of borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder can often overlap. Understanding the difference is a first step in getting proper care for them and yourself, and being able to better relate to each other.

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When Self-Destruction Meets Writerly Self-Doubt: A Book Review Of Women

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Chloe Caldwell writes in such an honest way that Women reads like a journal entry.

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