I’m new here and I don’t know if it’s appropriate for me to join in. My husband was diagnosed with BPD several years ago after not having a diagnosis of any kind that made any sense. Neither of us knew what this diagnosis meant. And we didn’t really have anyone explain it to us. He passed away 4 years ago and this is the first time that I’ve seen anything about it or had any chance to talk to anyone else about what it is. I hope to learn lots more from this group of people. Thank you for sharing with me.
There are good books and information on the net.
I’ve had all kinds of self-help books on my shelves until early summer when I gave them all to the nurse practitioner in psychiatry that both my husband and I had been seeing. I have learned a lot from them, but it’s still good to hear from others who are actually dealing with it. Thank you! 💜
it makes me so happy that even after 4 years after hes passed that youre looking to understand his condition ❤️ there are good books and videos on borderline on youtube you can look up
He also had hereditary hemochromatosis. I’m also trying to figure out if there’s a relationship with the two things. And to make sure that our 2 kids know what they might be facing in the future. I don’t think either of them has been tested for hemochromatosis. I wish they would have been tested as soon as we got the positive diagnosis. 😢
I didn't understand the diagnosis at first either when they told me that's something I was dealing with. I wish the psychiatrist who had diagnosed me had given me more information or resources to learn. There's a lot of stigma around people with BPD which made it harder to accept things. I found that Quora had some fantastic information, and strangely TikTok. I've been learning how BPD has shared traits with other neurodivergent conditions, which is partially why those conditions can be difficult to diagnose. I hope that your time here helps bring you the knowledge you're trying to find. And if you're interested, definitely check out Quora. It can be harder to suss out information on TikTok without having a more firm understanding of the condition, but it's there when you feel ready. I'm sorry for your loss. I can't speak for anyone else, but I think your experiences as someone who has loved someone with BPD are valid and belong here.
What is Quora? I’ve never heard of it.