What It’s Like to ‘Split’ With Borderline Personality Disorder

What It’s Like to ‘Split’ With Borderline Personality Disorder

It still surprises me when, during therapy, I mention something and my therapist points out that I’m thinking in “black and white.” To be honest, I haven’t known about my borderline personality disorder (BPD) for very long — only about a year or two. But looking back, this kind of thinking (also known as splitting) is the symptom I see most often. I don’t have any “friends.” I have best friends, and I have acquaintances. I’m afraid of having hobbies, because if I’m not amazing at something, then I must be terrible at it. It wasn’t even until recently that I even noticed I was...

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