Not every person with borderline personality disorder has the exact same symptoms. For me I get my worst when I dissociate. This basically means I struggle to understand what is ‘real’.
At these times it feels like another person has inhabited my body. That person is usually just as distressed as you would think about being in a body that it doesn’t belong. Sometimes it doesn’t realise, but once it does the emotions can vary from intense to completely empty.
This is when the thoughts of giving up usually enter. How can you beat something that doesn’t even seem real?
My biggest tip even though I’m not great at dealing with this myself is to try and link yourself with positive past memories. If you can visit happy places that usually helps ground me even for a short period of time.
Curious to hear other coping mechanisms from the community. We are stronger in numbers than many believe. ⭐️
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