Monday, May 10, 2021

Comments by Christy47

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  • Yes, her point of view is what’s important. I was trying to say that it is difficult for me and others to understand why she suffers so much. People tend to assume that anyone diagnosed with BPD has had a horrible and abusive childhood, and she doubts herself so much. She feels like her feelings don’t really count if she hasn’t gone through the horrors that other people have.

    From her earliest days of infancy, she has been extraordinarily sensitive, intelligent, and intense in her emotions. She feels so much more than anyone I’ve ever known, and she can’t seem to stop the constant turmoil in her head. She feels like the world is a horrible place and too many terrible things can happen, and it is overwhelming.

    I’ve been wanting to respond to some of these comments all week, but the problem is so big, and it’s hard to know what to say. I appreciate the input though.

  • I am very interested in this topic but also a bit confused. Are you saying that all diagnoses are just names for human struggle? For those who are really suffering who have not been subject to apparent deprivation and abuse, do you believe that their pain is due to perceived deprivation and abuse? I can see that this might be true, but I have a lot to learn.

    My daughter (she’s 21 now) has struggled her entire life with so much emotional pain. She just recently went through psychological testing because she felt like she wanted to know if there was some real reason for all her suffering, and she has been given several diagnoses. From my point of view, she had a nice very young childhood with me always home and more attention than anyone I’ve ever known.

    She has been to a couple of therapists, and they have not been much help. She will not even consider taking any medication because it terrifies her. And we are left with so many questions and no real answers. Why is she suffering so much, and what can we do about it?

    I do look forward to reading more here. I am so tired of hearing the same old advice to “just get some help” as if the simple act of seeing a therapist or psychiatrist will fix things.