7 Quotes That Perfectly Explain Life With Borderline Personality Disorder

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It’s not easy to live with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). BPD quotes can illustrate the wicked toll BPD takes on a person’s mental health, important relationships, and sense of self.

There are four types of Borderline Personality Disorder: Discouraged, Self-destructive, Petulant, and Impulsive.

Quotes about Borderline Personality Disorder can demonstrate how serious BPD is.

If you’re having a hard time imagining what it must feel like to suffer from BPD, here are seven really insightful BPD quotes that offer profound insight into what it’s like for a person to deal with it every day. 

1. "Living with BPD is pure confusion. It's always like, 'Am I allowed to be upset about this thing or am I being oversensitive?'" — HealthyPlace.com

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2. "You know you’re borderline when you fluctuate between fearing abandonment to encouraging it." — Jaen Wirefly

3. "People with BPD are like people with third-degree burns over 90% of their bodies. Lacking emotional skin, they feel agony at the slightest touch or movement." — Dr. Marsha Linehan

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4. "It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative — whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it." — Sylvia Plath

5. "It’s a lot like being inside a burning building and yelling for help, while the fireman outside says 'What are you so upset about? Just climb over the rubble and come on out!'" — Alexander L. Chapman

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6. "Having Borderline feels like eternal Hell. Never knowing how I am going to feel from one minute to the next. Hurting because I hurt those who I love." — HealthyPlace.com

7. "This crack in your façade can be the first glimpse you have had to your real self. Ironically, your newly experienced vulnerability — the feeling that you are now exposed for all the world to see, that are your weaknesses are now visible — is the very thing that can save you.” — Merri Lisa Johnson, Girl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline Personality."

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Tom Burns is a husband, a dad, and a veteran of the educational publishing industry, living just outside of Detroit Rock City. After years of obsessing about what his daughter was reading, he founded Building-a-Library, a website devoted to helping parents find the right books for their kids.