“This was the first time I told my story for everyone to hear. My story wasn’t an in depth depiction of my situation but sharing some of my fears for all felt good. Also, seeing that many people share the same feelings as I do was comforting that I am not alone. I always knew I wasn’t alone, however the stories on this blog site is like group therapy. Being that I do not always do well in groups, this site is a refreshing alternative. Having accepted my mental illness, I carry on the best I can. I will continue visiting this site to gain further insight from real life experiences by Trish and her Guest Bloggers.” ~ JL
Jordan Raines shares her experience with BPD and young love and how her extreme feelings impacted the relationship.
Jen Zarzecki was brutally abused by her boyfriend. It wasn’t until she accepted her PTSD diagnosis that she began to realize it wasn’t her fault.
One day, while driving home by myself, a passenger showed up in my car. Unannounced and uninvited, the passenger sat down with me and told me, “If you drive your car into that tree over there, everything will be better.” The passenger’s words were disturbing, and I sat there stunned. Who was this passenger, and why was the passenger saying these upsetting things to me?
Raymond suffered from anxiety after losing both his parents. He used alcohol to self-medicate and then found something much bigger than himself to jump-start his recovery.
Being terrified of your feelings is part of the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) pathology. Now in recovery from BPD, Dee Chan shares her experience with this fear and what she did to overcome it.