Because I don’t think this was clear in a post last night, and I don’t want to be accidentally offensive…
BPD=borderline personality disorder, not bipolar disorder. I don’t use an abbreviation for bipolar disorder most of the time. Yes, it’s confusing. I’m sorry. I’ll try to be clearer if I use the acronym in the future.
I believe that people with BPD (or pretty much any other illness) can raise healthy kids and lead really good lives in general IF they acknowledge what’s going on and work on it.
Those who refuse to acknowledge that they have problems and then move forward to deal with them don’t get better. Denial is not a recovery strategy. I’ve yet to see one person in denial about a serious issue raise children very well, or honestly live well in any respect.
I do not personally have BPD or bipolar disorder. My third husband had BPD. G has bipolar disorder. I know what it’s like to live with loved ones who are dealing with those conditions, and I feel strongly for those who experience them first or second-hand.