While the beginnings of a relationship with someone who has Borderline Personality Disorder might take you to the greatest euphoric heights imaginable, it can also take you to the lowest lows.
Knowing what to look for can help you to better maintain a relationship with someone with BPD.
I had to keep telling him he didn't know the ‘full me,’ until he was around long enough to see a lot of the effects of BPD.” Mc Keon cautions that many people won’t know what BPD is, let alone understand it.
She advises, “If I was someone who had a borderline personality and I started dating somebody, I’d talk more about how attachment is difficult for me. Talk more about the qualities that they need in a relationship to feel safe so that their borderline tendencies won't be exaggerated.”All three women agree that BPD has taken a toll on their dating lives and has put them in less than ideal situations.
According to Those phases are anecdotal in nature, but give a picture of what going through a relationship with someone who has Borderline Personality Disorder might be like.
On top of this, imagine experiencing exhausting mood swings and an unavoidable fear of being abandoned.
So to answer the question you may be thinking right now: No, not everyone who is diagnosed with BPD is admitted into a mental ward, but that doesn't mean it's not a difficult mental illness with which to live—particularly when it comes to interpersonal relationships.
While any mental illness can take a toll on relationships, BPD is often thought to take the cake when it comes to making dating difficult.
She adds, "I wouldn't say it's ruined any relationships, but I would say that I am very hard to love because of it.” Courtney, a 24-year-old living in Minnesota, has been married for three years while battling BPD, among other mental illnesses.
“My husband was very supportive but didn't fully understand what it meant at first.
Relationships require work, compromise, communication, empathy, and understanding.