Many families come to Sunrise with fear and hopelessness after hearing that their daughter has been diagnosed with BPD. Learning about the patterns that characterize borderline personality disorder can help you gain insight into why your daughter acts the way she does. This knowledge can help you have empathy for your daughter.
Remember that change is difficult to achieve and fraught with fears. Progress evokes fears of abandonment. The families of people with Borderline Personality Disorder can tell countless stories of instances in which their son or daughter went into crisis just as that person was beginning to function better or to take on more responsibility.
The instable relationship patterns of BPD often have serious implications for the entire family, friends and romantic partners. To move forward it helps to understand the struggles your child faces and to learn the skills necessary to improve our relationship, provide a constructive environment, and find peace in our own life. Want to know more?
Developing understanding and practicing validation will help you develop a healthier relationship with your child. By seeking and staying involved in treatment, you can give your child and your family the chance to find lasting recovery. Having a child with borderline personality disorder BPD can be heartbreaking. The instability, emotional volatility, self-injury, and suicide attempts that so often accompany the illness devastate you emotionally and leave you feeling lost, helpless, and alone.
You might notice these symptoms are all related to relationships—with others and herself. This is not a coincidence. Intense relationships, fraught with conflict, are the hallmark of BPD.
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Randi Kreger has brought the concerns of people who have a family member with borderline personality disorder BPD and narcissistic personality disorder NPD to an international forefront through her best-selling books, informative website, and popular online family support community Welcome to Oz. Many list members took her up on her offer and spoke to her about the challenges of parenting an adult child with borderline personality disorder. I'm happy to report that the book will be out in December and has already received a positive review from Publisher's Weekly—a real coup!
The devastating effects of untreated borderline personality disorder BPD can severely restrict the functioning of people with the disorder, create extraordinary emotional distress, and lead to chronic psychological instability. But the impact of BPD is not limited to the person with the disorder; symptoms bleed into the lives of those around them and deeply shape the quality of interpersonal relationships. Often, the most seriously affected are the children of a mother with borderline personality disorder, as the disorder interferes with normal, healthy parenting behaviors and parent-child dynamics, while increasing the risk of environmental instability, drug and alcohol exposureand poor family cohesion. As a result, the very foundation of your formative psychosocial development may be compromised, leaving you vulnerable to ongoing psychological, behavioral, and interpersonal difficulties that interfere with your sense of self, quality of life, and capacity for joy.
People with borderline personality disorder BPD tend to have major difficulties with relationships, especially with those closest to them. Their wild mood swings, angry outbursts, chronic abandonment fears, and impulsive and irrational behaviors can leave loved ones feeling helpless, abused, and off balance. Partners and family members of people with BPD often describe the relationship as an emotional roller coaster with no end in sight.