The pages below describe how I recovered from the BPD diagnosis given to me at the age of 18. More accurately they describe how, after a history of physical abuse as a child, I was able to mature to become non-borderline and emotionally healthy.
#2: How Did I Recover from Borderline Personality Disorder?
– After once suffering from all 9 BPD symptoms, this essay describes the people, psychotherapy, and ways of thinking that helped me build a fulfilling, meaningful life:
#3: The Tragic Borderline Experience
– One of my early articles, describing the powerful feelings of loss related to being unable to work effectively or enjoy loving relationships when one is functioning in a “borderline” way.
#6 – Life After Borderline Personality Disorder – My Vacation
– I was having a really good vacation to England a couple of years ago, and decided to write how life has gotten so much better since I stopped identifying with and feeling “borderline.”
#11: From Borderline to Healthy: The Evolution of My Needs
– This article describes how my interpersonal needs evolved, starting at the emotional level of a needy, desperate child and gradually progressing through more mature and healthy forms of relationship.
#21 – My Nightmare of Psychiatric Hospitalization
– This article recounts one of the most difficult episodes of my life; the period when I was suicidal, got hospitalized and received a BPD diagnosis.
#24: How I Triumphed Over Borderline Personality Disorder
– Here I go into detail about my family background, my hospitalization, the difficult years when I struggled with much rage, terror and despair, how I realized that BPD was not a valid concept, and how I made progress in work and love: