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Creative Writing for Mental Health


Okay, so I really want to move the focus of my blog away from mental health, but it’s writing about mental health that got me where I am today, so it’s only fair to play tribute to that… Continue reading “Creative Writing for Mental Health”

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Posted in Borderline Personality Disorder, Essure, Health, Life, Mental Health

My Essure Story


Today I want to share something a bit different with you. This is my story of having Essure sterilisation, it’s rather long but as anyone who has suffered through essure will tell you, the whole story needs to be told… Continue reading “My Essure Story”

Posted in Borderline Personality Disorder, Mental Health, Reviews

Book Review – An Umbrella for Alex


An Umbrella for Alex – Image via PDAN.org

This review is long overdue, I should have done it ages ago, but life got in the way… still I got there in the end!

An Umbrella for Alex is the first book published by PDAN – the Personality Disorder Awareness Network.

“The purpose of this book is to provide appropriate and encouraging information for young children whose parents might be suffering from emotion dysregulation or Borderline Personality Disorder.”

I was asked to review the book because of my blog and having BPD myself… Continue reading “Book Review – An Umbrella for Alex”

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Ending relationships – Is it BPD?


I hate you - don't leave me.  Image by Kaoxita - Deviant Art.com  (http://www.deviantart.com/art/I-hate-you-don-t-leave-me-102465289)
I hate you – don’t leave me.
Image by Kaoxita – Deviant Art.com
(http://www.deviantart.com/art/I-hate-you-don-t-leave-me-102465289)

A diagnosis of BPD is not something to be taken lightly, it is life altering, in many ways.

Increasingly I am finding that people are contacting me through my blog regarding their relationship difficulties. Mainly the end of a relationship that has been quite turbulent or toxic, most often the person breaking off the relationship in these scenarios is a woman, and nearly every message includes reference to a concern that the ‘ex’ in question had/has BPD. I apologise if you have recently written to me about something like this, you may not like what you are about to read, but it’s nothing personal about anyone who has contacted me, just a general observation and attempt to clarify things a little…

I recognise that writing this post is likely to bring a few attacks and trolls around, but I need to share it anyway, I’m ready for the hate mail!

I think it is time to address a few key points about BPD and relationships…

Continue reading “Ending relationships – Is it BPD?”