One of the worst things about BPD is taking on someone elses pain. Being empathetic is a wonderful thing is some respects, it allows us to truly appreciate what a person is feeling which creates a strong connection between two people. It also allows us to tailor our responses to that person, making sure we react in the best way possible for them. All good points. But what happens when you leave? Sometimes it’s impossible to detach from someone’s distress. It becomes a part of your intrusive thoughts as if the situation is now your own. You feel it in the pit of your stomach, a sick, knotted feeling that you can’t shift. That is one of the downsides of feeling so intensely, you just can’t shake it off.
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I am at the tail-end of my thirties, starting afresh as a singleton, moving into my own place by myself for the first time in my life, all while navigating life after lockdowns and living with Borderline Personality Disorder. This blog will be my journal. Some little bits about me to get you started. I love Godzilla, pizza, animals (except frogs), reading and vodka. View all posts by Abominable Bell Blog