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Life With Borderline Personality Disorder — as Told by Memes

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Living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be hard — really hard. Because of this, a lot of folks with BPD have found that having a sense of humor about their symptoms can help them manage day-to-day.

BPD is serious, and we should take it seriously, but sometimes humor can give us a bit of relief. For the folks out there who use humor to cope with BPD, we see you. We wanted to put together a list of relatable memes that describe some common symptoms and experiences of living with BPD. We hope they bring a smile to your face today. Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments!

1. When your BPD leads to poor decisions…

me making the best out of a situation I created, meme with house on fire and girl using flames to smoke cigarette
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

2. When you have to fight the urge to overshare…

meme with man trying to avoid many lasers. Text: Me trying to have a conversation with a person wihout telling them my life story and oversharing within the first 15 minutes
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

3. When you’re feeling abandoned…

me posting dramatic shit for attention meme: image of lost dog sign with dog around the corner watching
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

4. When you struggle with self-hatred…

I can't tell if I love bad boys or I just hate myself
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

5. When you isolate to avoid being hurt by people…

me: i need more friends, me alone isolating myself every night (image of grim reaper on couch in a snuggie by himself
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

6. When you think in extremes…

cut negativity out of your life. delete Facebook. block your landlord's number. uninstall your bamking app
via @restingbitchface Instagram

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7. When you use humor as a distraction from your pain…

I'm worried if I heal from past traumas I won't be funny anymore
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

8. When chronic emptiness is like a lifestyle…

I don't know what this cow is going through but I can relate
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

9. When you’re feeling down on yourself…

My therapist: Just be yourself. Let people see the person that you are. Me: (image of person in a garbage bag)
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

10. …But are also looking at the bright side…

via @beigecardigan Instagram

11. When BPD makes life a struggle…

via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

12. When communicating your needs directly is scary…

[gets bad haircut] me; perfect, thanks
via @beigecardigan

13. When you feel a song so intensely even though you can’t really relate…

me singing "thank u next" to my 0 ex boyfriends
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

14. When you can’t shop, won’t stop…

My toxic trait is buying a new outfit for every event in my life
via @restingbitchface Instagram

15. When you pick a fight because you crave affirmation…

*Looking at my boyfrind sitting peacefully by me* me: why do you hate me?
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

16. When you struggle to know who you are…

me enjoying my stolen personality traits, meme image: oprah lounging in bubble bath
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

17. When your mood switches from one extreme to another…

I basically have two moods: be spontaneous or stay in bed all day and night meme
via @restingbitchface Instagram

18. When you’re trying to curb BPD rage

picture of a car with sharpie on it that says: "I wanted to key your car but I'm working on myself"
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

19. When you make choices you know are bad for your mental health…

get in you dumb bitch, we're going to neglect our mental health meme
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

20. When you fall hard — really hard — for your crush…

people always say "there's plenty of fish in the sea" but I've got my eye on an emotionally unavailable salmon"
via @restingbitchface Instagram

21. When you’re reflecting on how past trauma contributed to your BPD…

one taught me love, one taught me patience, one gave me borderline personality disorder
via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

22. When you’re feeling really guilty about the way you acted…

via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

23. When you “split” on a loved one…

I'm done being mad now (2 minutes later) You're taking too long to reply I'm mad again meme

24. When you go through a breakup and are convinced no one will ever love you again…

Me after yet anither love interest has failed and I'm alone meme
via @restingbitchface Instagram

25. That feel when you know your friends are thinking about you…

I love being sent memesand people being like 'this is you' or this made me think of you. Even if the meme is roasting me thank you for thinking about me ily
via @restingbitchface Instagram

26. … And then when you’re worried your friends aren’t thinking about you again.

via BPD Meme Queen Facebook page

27. When people give you useless advice about your mental illness…

when you're depressed and people tell you to go outside (picture of man on mattress outside)
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

28. When you actually follow people’s mental health advice…

you need to know how to deal with your demons meme with image of smiling woman and monster next to her

29. When you’re trying to practice radical acceptance…

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

30. When you start to see the fruit of your hard work in therapy…

here's to all my BPD friends who didn't split today
via @mytherapistsays Instagram

Which meme did you relate to? Tell us in the comments.

Originally published: December 14, 2018
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