Borderline Chronicles Double Divided: Inappropriate Intense Anger

Part 5 Like having mood swings, we all get angry at one point or another; after all, anger is an emotion. According to Paul Ekman’s research, anger is one of the six basic emotions. For a person living with borderline personality disorder, they feel an intense feeling of anger. The outlet to their anger can be an intense emotionalContinue reading “Borderline Chronicles Double Divided: Inappropriate Intense Anger”

Borderline Chronicles: Double Divided: Mood Swings

Part Four I know it has been a while since I contributed to the continuance of my blog on borderline personality disorder. I aimed to use real-life experiences to make the blog personable and relatable; yes, I could have made up something, but what’s the learning experience in doing so. I waited until I couldContinue reading “Borderline Chronicles: Double Divided: Mood Swings”

Borderline Chronicles Double Divided: Unstable Relationship

Part 3. It isn’t easy to maintain a balanced relationship if you suffer from BPD. A person with borderline personality presents with an intense fear of abandonment. As I mentioned in my last trait, “efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment,” a person with BPD may self-sabotage, walking away from relationships or friendships before theContinue reading “Borderline Chronicles Double Divided: Unstable Relationship”

Double Divided: Identity Disturbance

Part 2. BPD Chronicles This is the second post describing the account of the real-life experience on the second trait/diagnostic criteria of BPD.   Identity disturbance: characterized by significant persistently unstable self-image or sense of self. Generally, a person with BPD sometimes asks the question who am I. There is a chronic inside battle ofContinue reading “Double Divided: Identity Disturbance”

Borderline Personality Disorder Chronicles Double Divided: Abandonment

Part One. Borderline personality disorder is discriminated against by people who do not understand the mental disorder and by clinical professionals who have a hard time treating this disorder. This is part 1 of a 9 post series using the nine diagnostic criteria/traits of BPD from actual people that have permitted me to use theirContinue reading “Borderline Personality Disorder Chronicles Double Divided: Abandonment”

February Fourteen

It’s Valentine’s Day Valentine’s day is a commercial holiday that may celebrate today. Whether you’re celebrating a loved one or celebrating being love. Do not feel down on yourself if you’re not celebrating. We have been convinced that February 14 is a day to create memories, purchase gifts for the ones we love, and acceptContinue reading “February Fourteen”

The Symbolism of Color

“Black and ugly.” “Light and pretty.” As a black woman, I am interested in addressing colorism in the black community primarily out of my personal experience and professional interest. I often hear the dark and light skinned narrative, the biased based on the phenotypical appearance in black communities. I notice how these narrative has shapedContinue reading “The Symbolism of Color”