I first heard the term Borderline Personality Disorder in July 2009. I then spent months searching the internet and learning all I could in order to better deal with my ex husband who sounded just like he had BPD. Eventually I stopped my research and no longer needed help from the online support groups I had joined.
Fast forward to mid 2013 when I started blogging. That list of ‘related content’ at the bottom sent me on a journey trawling through other blogs and I found site after site of people in similar situations to myself, like One Mom’s Battle on Facebook.
I kept following the breadcrumb trail, hopping from one link to another and discovered so much more information and articles about personality disorders I read some of the articles with my jaw dropping, wondering how the authors had been able to describe my life and my ex with so much accuracy!
The explosion of blogging and the increase of information available about personality disorders has helped me learn more about the issues and shown me that my ‘armchair’ diagnosis of my ex husband is sound.
But more than that, it has given me friends around the world who ‘get it’ and the validation and support in knowing that I am not alone.
- What’s in a name? (frogstale.wordpress.com)
- Help I am divorcing a Narcissist (psychologytoday.com)
- Financial Advice when divorcing a Narcissist (forbes.com)
- One Mom’s Battle
- Do You Know the 4 Types of Borderline Personality Disorder? (psychologytoday.com) (mine is Impulsive!)