Dating someone with borderline personality
As someone who lives with borderline personality disorder myself, I’m glad people like Davidson are speaking out against these harmful myths — because those of us who have this mental illness can and have healthy love lives, but mental health stigma can be incredibly damaging.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, borderline personality disorder is a mental illness characterized by mood swings, a fear of abandonment, difficulty regulating emotions, impulsive or destructive behavior (such as self-harm or substance use), a wavering self-image, unstable relationships, and dissociation.
As Davidson said in his Instagram story, people with borderline personality disorder can be in healthy relationships, just like anybody else.
Dating with borderline is more boring than the stigma makes it out to be: My partner and I work, marathon Netflix, go on dates and late-night trips to Mc Donald’s, fight, apologize, and talk it out.But I been hearing a lot of 'people with BPD can’t be in relationships' talk. Just because someone has a mental illness does not mean they can’t be happy, and in a relationship.