Does anybody else rely on rigid routines and structures to manage their BPD symptoms? I have routines that help me regulate myself but if I can’t do those things then I tend to have a meltdown or it can trigger an episode. I try to explain to people why I need to do these things but a lot of people view them as negative. It can cause me problems, especially when working. However, in general, I see my routines and structure to be positive. Does anybody else use this as a coping mechanism? If so, do you have similar difficulties or a way to deal with the meltdowns that come from it?
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