People with BPD are good and compassionate, and they can have healthy relationships. It takes work, and lifelong challenges will remain. Therapists and doctors can work with you or your partner to develop a treatment plan.
How do borderlines ruin relationships?
Lying and Relationships Friends and family members may no longer trust the person with BPD, which serves to isolate them from their loved ones. Finally, lying can destroy relationships completely. Even loving and devoted family members may feel they have to separate from their loved ones if lying has become common.
Can you live with someone who has borderline personality disorder?
Know that you can live a normal life with BPD. People with BPD often have risk-taking behaviors, such as overspending, drug use, reckless driving, or self-harm due to a lack of inhibition. Although these behaviors can be dangerous, and potentially life-threatening, many people with BPD are high-functioning individuals.
Should I avoid relationships if I have BPD?
Not infrequently, sufferers can avoid relationships altogether in an attempt to avoid potential abandonment. The symptoms will typically be present from early adulthood and cause the person with BPD (and sometimes those around them) distress.