Those suffering with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have a proclivity for unstable interpersonal relationships.
These individuals are unable to tolerate being alone due to their abandonment anxiety.
Say you swiped right on a hot guy (or lady) on Tinder, and the two of you match.
You start talking, realize you have a few things in common, exchange numbers, talk for a few days and finally arrange to meet in person.
It’s even harder when you’re in your 20s and have a serious and potentially unstable mental illness.
Perfecting the art of Tinder small talk, speaking to and texting a potential date, surviving the actual date and then dealing with the inevitable “ghosting” that seems to happen more often than not these days — not to mention the whirlwind of emotions you experience when you do actually snare someone — can be exhausting for anyone, to say the least.
Having a relationship with a loved one with BPD means that you will have to find a way to manage your behaviors so you can manage their behaviors.
This type of crazy comes with a diagnosis that often goes unnoticed until your heart is going for broke.
Terms like psycho, narcissist, and OCD get thrown around.
In an attempt to shed light on what it is like to be with a person who is disordered—or as the layman would call it “crazy”—I’m offering a list of the two types of mental health afflictions and what it is like to be in relationship with someone who is suffering from them.
This list does not infer that one party is the “healthy” party and the other is disordered.