My experience managing my symptoms of BPD. Does NOT apply to those in danger of hurting themselves or others.
A miracle has been done in me and I want to share incase it helps any of you to better manage your symptoms.
My ability to better manage my BPD has taken place in three phases so far. If you are not a person of faith, PLEASE READ PAST IT TO THE NEXT TWO PHASES.
First, I have harnessed my faith by trusting in God's will for my life, not mine, and have prayed for it consistently (well as consistently as this inconsistent person can). The fact that I have gotten better at trusting Him is a miracle within itself.
Second, I have, with the help of someone calling me on my crap, realized the impact of my BPD on others and took responsibility for that impact, despite it being symptoms of my BPD. At the end of the day, it's still my own behavior.
Third, I am working on working through my episodes without bringing others into it. This goes back to my reliance on my faith. There's no way I could do this without God. No way. The realization I had is that if I am able to manage my episodes successfully on my own, once it's over, no harm no fowl. What I mean by that is that doing so decreases or limits the chance of my episode causing relational fallout. So far it has worked though it takes me learning to sit in my discomfort and again, trusting God's will in whatever has triggered my episode.
THE ABOVE DOES NOT APPY TO YOU IF YOU ARE SUICIDAL OR SELF DESTRUCTIVE. In that case, reach out to someone who understands, if you don't have anyone, reach out to me.
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