Unfortunate Truths About Being Borderline:
(At least in my experience)
*Not being able to hold down relationships.
*Overreacting about the smallest things.
*Impulsive behaviour that scares people away.
*Randomly breaking down for no apparent reason.
*Never knowing how you will feel from one second to the next.
*Difficulty making and keeping relationships.
*Unstable sense of identity, not knowing who you are.
*Taking risks without thinking of the consequences.
*Random bouts of uncontrollable anger.
*Constant feelings of harming yourself of committing suicide.
*Overwhelming fear of abandonment and/or rejection.
*Delusions and hallucinations; hearing seeing, feeling or believing things that are unreal or aren’t there.
*Uncontrollable disturbing thoughts and/or daydreams about suicide.
*Very poor concentration.
*Feeling exhausted all the time.
*Constant overwhelming feeling of emptiness/hopelessness/worthlessness.
*Having to cope with being alone because everybody has left due to not being able to cope with you.
*Anxiety about talking to or seeing people.
*Random, and sometimes not to random, panic attacks.
*Feeling of pure disgust towards self.
*Fear of leaving your bedroom, or house - Agoraphobia.
*Trouble sleeping and/or sleeping too much.
*Risk of overdose.
*Body spasms and/or shaking due to anxiety or overwhelming emotions.
*Overlooking compliments etc., because you are unable to believe them.
*Financial problems due to overspending.
*Disturbing paranoid thoughts.
*Being out of touch with reality.
Etc. Etc. Etc. Etc.
I could go on, but I think that’s enough for now. Just wanted to put out there that Mental Health issues are not a joke. They can make your life extremely difficult. Mental illness is just as important as physical illness. You wouldn’t harp on someone who couldn’t walk due to leg injury. So just the same you should show the same respect for Mental Illness. The sooner everyone realises how debilitating it can be, the better off everyone will be. We didn’t choose to be this way and we don’t want to be this way. So think before you judge someone.