Dating someone with borderline personality
Experts liken borderline personality disorder relationships to a roller coaster ride, but not the entertaining kind you go on at Six Flags or Disney World.
BPD relationships of any kind are intense, chaotic, and full of conflict, but this is especially true for intimate relationships.
I can get that depression is based on actual deficiency of serotonin or another chemical in your brain but she would just be mean or hostile at the drop of a hat. Put your meat in the mixer and then be done with it. After living in Denver for about a decade, we moved back to our hometown to raise a family.
Obviously things like throwing a glass and some of her outbursts were uncalled for but in the end I always though. A girl that had grown up with us had also moved back and had a husband that was a pretty cool guy, so we hung out a good amount.
She threw a glass at his face which he had to get stitches for. Also she would cheat on him - basically text him she was going to cheat on him then do it, then call back crying a half an hour later.
It was hard for me to define this as an "illness" versus her being very impulsive or just selfish in some ways.
BPD affects millions of people every year, and is characterized by unstable moods and behaviors. Love, patience, and understanding are crucial when it comes to loving someone with any mental illness, especially BPD.
Given this reality, why begin dating someone with borderline personality disorder in the first place?
First, understand that many people with BPD are kind, caring individuals with a lot of positives to offer in a relationship.
How do borderline personality disorder relationships evolve?
They usually start out with excitement and fun, but end in turmoil and pain, leaving the non-BPD partner deeply hurt and confused.