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Hello all . I've always known something wasnt quite right and I recently came across the criteria for bpd during a mental health first aid course.

I'm a very emotional person and cry a lot . I can feel on top if the world one day and have lots of postive ideas then quickly sink back down to feeling empty ( usually if I feel I have done something wrong or "bad")

I'm petrified of being abandoned and will swing from being clingy and paranoid about my partber cheating or withdraw if I feel I'm not good enough.

After I separated from my ex husband 3 years ago ( he had an emotional affair) I felt like I lost my identity , a family unit was my indentity and i felt like i withdrew from the kids ( not intentionally) it took me a lot of self reflection to realise this was because i felt like i had let them down , i know this is incredibly selfish and it wasnt intentional.

I flit between Interests and indentity and it's so confusing. It doesnt take much for my self esteem to drop and feel like I'm worthless.

I'm incredibly empathetic in understanding peoples point of view and will go out of my way to help others but a lot of the time I cant actually feel someone elses pain ( unless they are not close to me and then I can )

Does this sound like bpd? I am going to book in with a doctor .
 
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sounds like a normal life filled with disappointments, self reflection, and growth. nothing you say screams BPD to me, but if you feel something is wrong it is best to speak with a mental health professional who can help you work through your concerns.
 
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