When it comes to BPD, nothing helps push back against the stigmas that surround it than to share and highlight personal stories. Today’s article, by Zuva Seven for Mashable, shares both the author’s personal truths about dating with BPD and highlights the stories of others who find themselves in a similar situation:

“BPD is one of the most stigmatized mental health disorders. As a result, some believe those with the disorder are unworthy of being loved. The emotional instability of those with BPD creates a vicious cycle whereby actions to cope with the burden of stigma exacerbate the condition. For example, some may isolate, neglect treatment, and skip their medication. But it doesn’t have to come to this. There are strategies that can help people with BPD get the emotional attachments they deserve. These lessons can also be helpful to daters without the disorder should they enter a relationship with someone who has BPD. It can also help others more generally not to misperceive the disorder. After all, dating is currently a mess, so we could collectively use all the help we can get.”

The article is full of useful information and is helpful for both those living with BPD and their loved ones.

You can read the full article here