How to Help Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder

It is a challenge to deal with someone who has borderline personality disorder. They respond aggressively in situations that others would be able to handle quietly. Your feelings of anger and hurt can interfere with your desire to help, especially if you protect small. Follow these steps to support your loved one.


• Educate yourself about the borderline personality is. Understand his anger is not about you. BPD Central is a reputable Internet site that has information and links about the disorder (See Resources below).

• Practice empathy with your partner. Imagine what she feels when she misbehaves. Understand her anxiety and fear.

• Should the patient at all times. When his opinion of you swing from good to bad, let him continue until the episode is over. Recognize his impulsive behavior is beyond his control and let it take its course.

• To create a stable environment. Follow routines and make sure to prepare changes whenever possible. Restructure the business and day-long excursions until she has worked through its separation issues in therapy.

• Help him to get support. BPD Central has bulletin boards, both for him and for you. Search for local groups. Suggest that he start one if you can not find one in your area.

• Encourage him to get help. Dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT) was developed specifically for the treatment of borderline personality disorder. The technique helps patients deal with their intense emotional swings.

• Ask your doctor or therapist about medications such as mood stabilizers, antipsychotics or antidepressants. They must, however, be used in conjunction with therapy.

Tips & Warnings

  • By supporting yourself, you also support your borderline personality loved.
  • Avoid getting caught up in her mood.
  • Do not tolerate abuse of any kind.
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