If you are following my page because you feel like we can relate because we suffer from BPD, please check out my side link (Into the looking glass etc.) And please watch the video I posted about what it feels like to have BPD (my second post). We are all so used to the clinical terms of the criteria but very few people understand these clinical terms emotionally, this goes for both those with BPD and those without. I’m hoping both my webpage link about BPD and the video can at least for a moment make the people we love understand how we feel or help us to feel not so alone! Please note that both the video and my informational site are potentially self-triggering but for myself, both gave me a sense of hope because I realized I’m not alone and also I could show them to people I care about and it has really improved their understanding of me and my behavior and our relationships. I have Borderline Personality Disorder, yes. But I am so much more than that and I refuse to define myself by this illness. We are all special, our eccentricities even increase this specialness. Our suffering may make us difficult sometimes, “crazy”, give us unimaginable pain..but it also gives us a beauty, strength, and a passion that most people are unable to feel. I have suffered through childhood sexual abuse, cancer of a parent for most of my childhood, rape, drug addiction, withdrawal and of course the vicious cycle borderline personality disorder (which the previous facts either created or fed into), and I know most reading this have similar stories or have felt similar pain…and if you ever feel hopeless, are curious, or just plain want to vent…I will always be here to talk to…because I know what its like to feel alone, I know what its like to feel like no one else could ever understand, and I know what it feels like to feel judged and to hate myself. I just want you to know, even though you don’t know me; I will be there for you…because I know how much it can mean, and I understand.