hi everyone. my name is Kati and I am 21 year old single momma of my 3 year old little boy.
I got diagnosed with BPD back is 2017, right in the middle of an abusive relationship and I didn't have the mental capacity to really process it. I broke up with the POS back in January of this year. I got involved with a customer of mine that I've known since I started working at my current job last year. we've been together since March. it's been 7.5 months. there are days where I can't believe I finally have someone that truly loves me for me, symptoms and all. he accepts me for me and accepts my son. hands down the best relationship I've ever been in. he never fails to make me smile, always reminds me how much he loves me and why, and so on and so forth.
here's the thing, I have a really really BAD habit of projecting my feelings (mainly anger and frustration) out onto my boyfriend, even if it has nothing to do with him. it's really starting to affect the relationship. it gets really bad. I have a tendency to kind of disconnect myself emotionally and mentally, and just say whatever comes to my mind in the exact way it came to me. not paying attention to how it would make my boyfriend, or the other people around me feel. and I can be pretty brutal and horrible. I hate how it makes him feel. how it makes his daughter and my son feel. and how it makes me feel afterwards. I don't normally realize how I've made people feel until after everything's all said and done, when it's too late.
I've come to 2 conclusions. 1) I'm subconsciously pushing him away sabotaging the relationship because I'm so NOT used to being treated like this, since ever guy I've ever been with has turned out to be abusive is some way shape or form. 2) I'm subconsciously treating him the way I've been treated in my life by guys to, I don't know, get back at them?
I really love this man and I dont want to keep treating him like this. he doesn't deserve it. not at all.
any advice would be helpful.
much love to all.