I have seen many online articles that tell you the top 10 things to say or not say to someone with depression, anxiety and bipolar. I eventually began wondering what a list for BPD would look like. I find the potential for this list to be very important given the extremely negative beliefs people have a BPD. I thought that this list would be something I include in the book I’m attempting to write.
I want to open it up to you!
If you have BPD: What do you WANT to hear someone say to you? What has been helpful that someone HAS said to you? What do you NOT WANT to hear?
If you love someone with BPD: What have you found EFFECTIVE to say? What has NOT been effective?
I know for myself one thing I would like to hear is, “It’s ok to be angry”. One thing I do not want to hear is, “You’re being dramatic/stupid/irrational/selfish”.
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