BPD/adult child of an alcoholic
Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:52 PM
I'm just sort of confused. Any explanations would be appreciated .
"How many roads have I wandered? None and each my own. Behind me the bridges have crumbled, no question of return. Nowhere to go but the horizon, where then will I call my home?"
Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:30 PM
Marsha Linehans theory is that a combination of innate biological sensitivity in the brain to stress, along with a childhood where the sufferer was invalidated/neglected/abused/traumatized can combine to make a child adapt coping skills to survive. Over time and as that child grows up, the coping methods fail to work or have other consequences. It is these behaviors, not your personality or core self, which make up BPD, which is great because therapy can help you get new and healther skills.
People with BPD can be very perceptive, sensitve, creative, kind and brave. We do what we do to get by because we were never given the tools everyone else got given. We can and do recover.