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We love how open Pete Davidson has been about his bpd.


Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson is speaking out about borderline personality disorder,

a misunderstood disorder that doesn’t typically get a lot of attention.

Here are our five favorite takeaways from his recent interview with Marc Maron:

  1. On his fear of abandonment:
    “I think everybody’s mad at me, everybody hates me. I’m going to lose my friends, I’m going to lose my girlfriend, my family hates me. I’d be worried all the time and I’d be freaking out.”
  1. On what it’s like taking a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) class:
    “It’s like steps, it’s like thought processing. You have these thoughts you have these feelings you’re going to freak out, try waiting it out 10 minutes, try going for a walk… It’s working, slowly but surely.”
    “It sounds f*cking lame and annoying, but once you do it, it actually works.”
  1. On how the loss of his dad affected his diagnosis: “My big thing is trust. One day he was here, and the next day they’re gone… When  people say they’re leaving and coming back, I get a really big fear that they’re not going to come back.”
  1. On what drives his (self-described) “manipulative” behavior: “I would try to make someone feel a certain type of  way. If they felt that way I would feel good, and then if they didn’t feel that way, I would think something’s wrong and that they’re mad at me.”
  1. On what he’s hoping to get from therapy: “I would love to be OK… that would be incredible. Just to be OK would be incredible.”

Thank you for speaking up, Pete.

Originally published: October 5, 2017
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