Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can be reduced to a series of inter-connected and, at times, elaborate defenses that serve to promote dissociation (or fragmentation) and denial - living in fragments of the past superimposed upon the here and now in and through the borderline false self that makes getting to one's true essence and lost authentic self like walking backwards through a maze. Getting real is what is needed in order to create the kind of change required to find and stay on the road to recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder.
Denial, dissociation, and defense mechanisms, generally, all serve to keep the person with BPD
out of his or her pain. A pain that only increases the more it is denied. Continuing to seek relief from the
denied and dissociated from
abandoned pain of his or her past keeps the borderline
stuck in the active throes of distorted perception in which he or she is feels like a perpetual victim. Read More ...
© A.J. Mahari 2003 with additions November 22, 2008
A.J. Mahari is a Life Coach who, among other things, specializes in working with those with BPD and non borderlines. A.J. has 5 years experience as a Life Coach and has worked with hundreds of clients from all over the world.