How to Help a Friend or Family Member with Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD is a difficult disorder to diagnose and treat. If you have a family member or friend that has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and you’ve decided to help them, here are some tips that can help.
Learn About Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
The best thing you can do is arm yourself with information about Borderline Personality Disorder. Instead of getting into a yelling match, you can find solutions by learning how to speak to them. Understanding the symptoms and how to respond to those with Borderline Personality Disorder can make the experience of engagement a productive one.
Rules for Engagement
When it comes to dealing with a person with Borderline Personality Disorder it is important to learn how to engage. The most important things to remember are- you didn’t cause this person to behave this way, you can’t cure this disease, and you most certainly can’t control the outbursts. During this type of engagement, it is best to simplify your statements. Remember emotion is likely to be so strong, so make each sentence short, simple, and direct. Leave no room for misinterpretation. By remembering these things, you can keep a level head.