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BPD: Thriving

Now there will come a time when you start to thrive and live fully even while still experiencing symptoms of BPD. Mental health diagnoses can often feel like a death sentence when you first get one. It runs through your mind that you’ll never be able to manage life, you will always struggle and never… Continue reading BPD: Thriving

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BPD: Surviving

Surviving – continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship. This will serve as a bit of a guide to surviving with BPD… it’s really about finding what works for you and sticking with it. Remember, as I said in my previous post, that you are amazing regardless or whether you’re just… Continue reading BPD: Surviving

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My Experience of Demisexuality

I’m pretty open about my sexuality and up until recently, I identified as bisexual. It fitted me for a long time there – being attracted to both men and women is the way I would use to describe my sexuality. However, recently I have learned more about myself and the label of ‘demisexual’ seems to… Continue reading My Experience of Demisexuality

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Learning To Love Yourself

I don’t remember a time of my life when I didn’t hate myself with a passion and that is incredibly sad. I’ve spent so much time and energy on hating every aspect of myself that doing anything different actually feels uncomfortable for me. Therapy sessions about self loathing often involve the question: what do you… Continue reading Learning To Love Yourself

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BPD and Alcohol

My head is pounding and I crawl out of bed with the room spinning. How did I get home? When did I get home? Straight to my phone I go, surely some of my friends can fill me in on last night. I am filled with dread and anxiety as I wait for replies. Since I… Continue reading BPD and Alcohol

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Speaking Out in 2016

This year has been a bit of a bleak one for the world as a whole. It’s also been a bit shit on a personal level. But it hasn’t all been bad so I wanted to take a look back at some of the things that I have achieved this year in terms of getting… Continue reading Speaking Out in 2016

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Mental Health & the Holidays

I hate this time of year. Call me a scrooge if you wish but I have my reasons. Not everyone had great Christmas times with family growing up. Essentially, this time of year does not conjure up lovely thoughts of quality time with family, laughing and loving for me. There’s so much pressure over this holiday… Continue reading Mental Health & the Holidays