I stumbled across your tumblr about a week or two ago and it has taken me until now to pluck up the courage to ask you this…
but, how do you live with your bpd?
I was recently diagnosed and the whole idea of it has crippled me. I was fine before my psych labelled me, now everything seems like it has been turned on its head.
I’m just a little lost.
I think one of the important things to remember is, nothing has actually changed. You’re still the same person you were before the label, you’ll continue to be you, even after a label. The label doesn’t really mean anything anyways. It’s a starting point to help you on a path to a better life. That label, however, does not define who you are or the life you ultimately choose to lead. I can’t say it will be easy for you, but for me, the label doesn’t mean anything but something to keep in mind as I work through all the various issues I’m working through. It’s a category header, with all the things I’m working on listed underneath. It’s also kind of encouraging to know that what I’m going through has been worked on enough to have a label. It means that people have researched, lived through, and progressed through lives lead fully, even healed as much as we can heal. Having that label means you’re not alone. Others have been where you are, are where you are, and others will be there too. You’re not alone. If it didn’t have a label, we would all be right where we were, but probably with a less clear path of how to heal. Try not to worry about it. It’s just a couple words, not a definition for who you are, just something you’re working through.
As for how I live with it. One day at a time. I work with my psych to balance my meds with my therapy/therapist. I try to live the best life I can and hold onto the positive influences I have in my life. I can’t say it’s always easy, it can be really hard some days, but I always try to remember that as long as I’m alive, I have a chance, a choice, to bring about change in my life.