Are Relationships A Struggle When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

Are Relationships A Struggle When You Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

Perhaps you first heard about borderline personality disorder from a celebrity who has it. (Although plenty of non-famous people have this serious mental illness, too — about 4 million in the United States.) It’s not surprising that some of those affected have star power. “People with borderline personality disorder have magnetic personalities and a strong appeal,” explains psychiatrist Joseph Baskin, MD. “Yet their self-esteem is low, and they feel that there isn’t enough love for them. So they try to fill the void with other people.” The good news is that treatment can be very effective. Also, because borderline personality disorder is typically diagnosed in...

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