Mila was self-harming, stealing, abusing drugs and alcohol, failing school, and stretching all the limits her parents tried to set. They spent literally ALL of their money getting her treatment, until they couldn’t afford it anymore, and things slipped right back into hopelessness. Through the skills they learned, the support they received from me as their coach, and the community they built with other parents in the program, they were able to transform their situation and their lives.
At age 18, Dominique had been self-harming and throwing temper tantrums for much of her life. Her parents had tried everything. Nothing was working. They were beginning to feel hopeless. But they began working with me and now Dominique rarely self-harms, has a steady job, lives on her own, and her parents have a great relationship.
I’ve lost count how many times a parent with a child who has borderline personality disorder has come to me in horror because their son or daughter has told the school officials, their friends and their friend’s parents that they are being abused and/or that the family is now being investigated by child protective services. Here, I break down why people with BPD lie and what you can do.
When your loved one has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) you may find yourself haunted by fears of their possible suicide. The intensity of that fear can feel as if you are being held hostage—afraid to say no to a request or of accidentally saying the wrong thing and triggering an attempt. A number of studies show that 70 percent of people with BPD will attempt suicide at least once in their lifetime, while many will have multiple attempts. The death rates are estimated as high as 10%. Some individuals, my clients included, report first thoughts of suicide as early as age 8. Our fear is not without reason!

Limit Setting Mastery

Have trouble saying “no” to your BPD loved one and sticking to it? Improve your relationship, reduce conflict, and reclaim your life with this new program!

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