Some good sites I've found about Borderline Personality Disorder
Here are some helpful links for people with BPD or who think they may be Borderline.
Early Sea Changes in Borderline Personality Disorder (research about BPD and new treatment options)
BPD Central (self-coping, resources for family and friends as well as Borderlines themselves)
PsychCentral Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment (they also have a forum specifically for Borderline Personality Disorder - click the ‘Community’ section and BPD is under ‘Personality Place’ - as well as forums for other mental illnesses)
Clearview Treatment Program on Borderline Personality Disorder (also has free workshops and seminars if you’re in the area)
“Imagine you have a cut. The skin around your cut heals. But it heals all wrong. The scarred tissue is extra sensitive. So much so that every time you simply touch the area, it’s like the wound tears open again, and again, and again; and the pain peaks every single time. Now imagine this wound represents your emotional sensitivity and how you deal with the world every day. This is akin to the emotional susceptibility of borderline personality disorder (BPD). ”—The emotional vunerablity of borderline personality disorder by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
For when you cry at night:
You are so much more valuable than you realize.
You are, in every way, better than you let yourself think you are.
Your loveliness will always be bigger than the sadness inside of you.
Try to remember that nothing is ever quite as bad as it feels when you’re laying in bed at night, awake and terribly alone.
Know that you will never be as awful as you worry you might be during those dark and desperate moments.
Never trust the warped image of yourself that you see reflected at you through the mirror inside your unhappy mind.
Never trust any mirror.
Glass cannot reflect back how truly good and precious you are.
You are going to be okay.