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What Makes Bpd Worse

What Makes Bpd Worse

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), also known as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), can be challenging. Individuals who suffer from BPD may have difficulty regulating their emotions and maintaining healthy relationships with those around them. As a black person who has been diagnosed with BPD, I can attest to the struggles that come with this condition.

You Know You Have BPD When …

BPD Symptoms

There are several symptoms commonly associated with BPD. If you find yourself experiencing any of the following, it may be time to seek professional help:

  • Chronic feelings of emptiness or worthlessness
  • Difficulty controlling intense emotions such as anger or sadness
  • Impulsive behavior such as overspending, substance abuse or binge eating
  • Fears of abandonment or rejection that may lead to extreme efforts to avoid being alone
  • Difficulty forming healthy relationships with family, friends, or colleagues
  • Identity issues or constantly shifting self-image

If you can relate to any of the above symptoms, it is essential to seek professional help. Early diagnosis and access to proper treatment can significantly improve the quality of life for someone living with BPD.

When BPD Makes You Afraid of Losing Your ‘Favorite Person’

BPD and Fear of Losing

One of the most difficult aspects of living with BPD is the fear of losing your “favorite person.” Typically, this person is someone who you feel is the most important in your life and can range from a romantic partner, friend or family member.

People living with BPD often hold their favorite person to unrealistic expectations, which can lead to intense fear and anxiety about them leaving or rejecting them. As a result, the individual with BPD may engage in a range of behaviors to control the situation, such as excessive contact, seeking their partner's approval, or being jealous and possessive.

It’s important to recognize that this behavior is not healthy and can lead to strained relationships. It’s essential to seek therapy to learn healthy coping mechanisms and ways to communicate with others effectively.


BPD is a real and challenging condition that affects many individuals. As a black individual, it’s essential to recognize that mental health conditions, including BPD, are not a sign of personal weakness but instead a symptom of a larger problem.

If you suspect you or someone you love is living with BPD, don't hesitate to seek professional help. As with most forms of mental illness, early intervention and access to treatment can significantly improve the individual's quality of life.