Love to a Borderline(Note: When I say “borderline” I mean someone who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder.)More Like This
People who do not understand Borderline Personality Disorder often ask if people who suffer from it, such as myself, are capable of love. As much as I want to take offense to this, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get where they were coming from. Anyone who’s tried to love a borderline will tell you we are hard to handle. We are hypersensitive, possessive, explosive, inconsistent, and desperately insecure. Our relationships are intense and quick to burn out, they’re based on need rather than genuine caring, and they usually end with our non-borderline partners feeling bewildered and wondering if they were ever even loved in the first place. It’s really no wonder people think we don’t possess the ability to love.
However, we can love. We do love. It’s just that our self-loathing and sensitivity to abandonment ma