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Hi! I'm "back"

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Volver

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Hello all, I'm a 35 year old girl with bpd. Got diagnosed in 2009, after having been depressed for years. Had therapy which helped a lot and left me thinking that I had conquered it. In a way I think I had indeed, but having been single all the time since I came out of it, I didn't really get confronted with myself. I traveled a lot too, moving when it became difficult in the place I was. Now I've been settled in 1 place for some years and am in a relationship since a year. I'm super happy with it, but at the same time it frightens me a lot and often I find it difficult how much I get confronted with myself now. Only since a week ago I've started to realize that these feelings are caused by my bpd. Which I prefer just to call a "borderline personality" by the way, because I think it's not a disorder, it's just who I am, and I'm sure I have what is needed to learn to live my life in a way that my personality becomes less borderline. I would just like to share some of my thoughts and feelings with people that understand them better, and hope to be able to get some advice here and there, and maybe I'll be able to share things that can help others too, which would make it all the more perfect!
In the title of this tread I say I'm back, but honestly I've never been on this forum before. It's just how I feel at the moment; back to a place I thought I had left behind forever...
 
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Cleopatra_

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Hi there Volver. I was recently diagnosed with BPD myself. I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling with it at the moment especially after feeling like you conquered it. I just joined here myself for the same reasons as you really, to talk to people who know what it's like.
 
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Volver

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Thank you for your message Cleopatra. I think it's important to know that we're not alone!
I read that you're doing schema therapy, which is something that gave me a lot of insight into my feelings and thoughts when I was in therapy years ago. It helped a lot. Hope it's doing the same for you!
 
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exyz

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Hello to you Volver.
I've been on this forum on and off for quite a long time now. It's a little safe haven. I'm sure that you will find it a good help being here.:welcome:
 
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tragicpink

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hello. i also deal with BPD. i think it's cool and must be empowering for you to not refer to your borderline as a disorder!
 
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