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I just read a really interesting article on an extremely important and debilitating aspects of BPD that’s rarely talked about “object permanence“.
It made me think about my experiences of it and I wanted to add a little to what she says, which is excellent – definitely read the linked article so you know what I’m talking about as I’m not really going to explain object permanence here; this article by Katie Mae already does a great job of that.
I’m just going to write about what it means to me and to some of my close friends with BPD, who also experience this to varying degrees. And how it can impact on relationships and cause immense distress for the person with BPD and their loved ones. It is, I think, the silent root of many arguments. But generally even the person with BPD isn’t really aware of…
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Most people probably don’t find life as hard as I do, getting a bus to a new place, eating, getting dressed, taking a shower, going outside, knowing what you feel and acting (safely) on it are some of the many everyday things I struggle with. I can sometimes manage them and sometimes not.
Today, I feel sad. Because yesterday was hard. What happened is irrelevant, what I am really pleased about is my response:
- I knew I was sad.
- I knewwhyI was sad.
- I chose not to wallow in it or avoid it.
- I communicated with relevant people to update them on where I am, that I am safe and explained my behaviour instead of avoiding all contact due to fear and shame.
- I immediately decided that a day of self-indulgence was necessary, set up my cosiest bed nest, and found something to watch that would distract me…
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Happy Fourth of July
to all my American friends!
Happy 150th Birthday Canada!
to all my fellow Canadians!
My therapist went on leave for two weeks. I knew about this for two weeks before her break, and during that time, I didn’t think much about it. More importantly, I didn’t know how I felt about it. Like I told her in our session two weeks ago, I’m happy that she’s making time for herself, and taking this break. In Thursday’s session, she brought up her leave again, and asked me whether I want to discuss it and how I feel about it. I can’t really remember what I answered. It’s like a chunk of my memory has been erased (I’m so tired of this happening). So I don’t know what I had said. But I appreciate that she always discusses this topic, and tries to make it easier for me. She doesn’t just throw me into the deep end.
We have this special emoticon that represents a hug…
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I got to see my new grandson this weekend! He’s so tiny! He wasn’t supposed to be born until August 1st, so he’ll be in the hospital for several weeks. He weighs about 4 pounds. He’s gained a little bit of weight since he was born, three weeks ago today. I even got to hold him! We even got a few pictures, including one of four generations – my mom, me, my daughter and the baby. Priceless!
I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. It’s been very rainy here. I hope we see some sun soon! We’re supposed to get some next week. I can’t wait!
Till next time,