BPD = Borderline Personality Disorder

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.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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