I Have a Mother With Bpd

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 51 People

    Bad Childhood

    I have had conflict with her most of my life. She is too sensitive, would always say horrible things to me, manipulated situations to make it seem like I was always at fault, tried to play the "poor me" a lot... I know she has contributed to the...
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2008

    For the the longest time I thought I was doing

    something wrong - constantly. everything i would do around my house- even walking too loudly, would cause my mother to yell and insult me. There are numerous memories of being told that I was incompetent, or clumsy, or I couldn't do anything right. I don't ever remember my...
    livinglifeasSuli livinglifeasSuli
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2014

    For the longest time I thought my mother just

    hates me, and I still feel that way. Then someone outside the family asked how long she's been diagnosed with bpd. When I said never, he was shocked and explained that she was a classic example. He then recommended a few books to me to help me understand it, saying that he...
    AmeliaXero AmeliaXero
    26-30, F
    Jul 4, 2014

    Today was a rough day.

    Not only does my mom suffer from BPD, she's extremely talkative. So the hurt, flys out her mouth so fast that she doesn't realize what she said. When I repeat back verbatim what she said, she then tries to exchange the meaning with something "less cruel." Or turns her words into...
    Emojinoid Emojinoid
    31-35, F
    May 23, 2015

    Borderline Personality Disorder

    My mother loves me. I know she does. Somewhere inside her, through all the hate and excuses. She divorced my dad when I was thirteen and well, everything changed. My dad, little did I know, saved my childhood from being a complete circus. He saved me a lot of damage and therapy...
    Agenda Agenda
    22-25, F
    Apr 15, 2008

    Raging Confusion

    My mother is painful. She fights a raging mind that convinces her she's ok and normal. A beautiful person riddled with anxiety that has no basis in reality. She shudders from physical touch and can't distinguish between the sunshine and darkness of the day. Desperate for...
    m2extreme m2extreme
    31-35, F
    Apr 29, 2013

    I am female I think my mom

    and I Both have BPD. I think my grandma had BPD too. my mom has always been this way. She had to control my entire life. If stood up to her, I would have to face her wrath. Which would include chasing me around the Kitchen with knives or grabbing and Ripping my clothes. Even...
    KatieScarlett5215 KatieScarlett5215
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 1, 2015

    Borderline Personality Disorder

    My mother loves me. I know she does. Somewhere inside her, through all the hate and excuses. She divorced my dad when I was thirteen and well, everything changed. My dad, little did I know, saved my childhood from being a complete circus. He saved me a lot of damage and therapy...
    Agenda Agenda
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2008

    Borderline Personality Disorder

    My mother loves me. I know she does. Somewhere inside her, through all the hate and excuses. She divorced my dad when I was thirteen and well, everything changed. My dad, little did I know, saved my childhood from being a complete circus. He saved me a lot of damage and therapy...
    Agenda Agenda
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2008

    Finally Understanding Unconditional Love... Kind Of Silly Revelation

    I’m going to try and make a long story a little shorter… I’m writing my brother a letter he’s 17 and my mother who has borderline personality disorder and has manipulated him into barely speaking to me. The kind of abuse we've both lived through leaves scars so deep they...
    DreamerStasia DreamerStasia
    31-35, F
    Sep 22, 2013

    My mom is not textbook.

    However, we all (meaning my father and I and even her) agree she has a bpd. She was sexually abused as a child and adult. Her mother probably had bpd, too. Her mother would have been textbook. I think my mom tried very hard to not be like her mom. She knows there is...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 5, 2015

    My experience seems to be a little different

    from those I've read. I'm 18 years old,and I'm not normal,I never have been. My mother has poisoned me,she had been for a long time but I'm trapped here. it's being homeless or living with the person who's destroyed me. not 20 minutes ago she was telling me I'm selfish,I do...
    CourtneySB CourtneySB
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    I've been aware of her affliction

    for a few years and have since set up many boundaries for my sake. However, I'm married and pregnant now and find myself panicking at the thought of just one day, the switch flipping and becoming her. I understand that BPD is strictly environmental, but my concern is that I...
    Doterin76 Doterin76
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    My Mother......

    My mother has narcosistic personality disorder, bipolar, alcoholic and drug abuser. I have no idea what to do with her. I would love to turn my back and walk away from her. She's getting worse and worse. I have a 17 yr old brother that lives with her so that why I stay. Ugh she...
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601
    31-35, F
    Jul 2, 2012

    Validation

    Can this actually be real? I'm 20 and this is the first time I'm truly researching BPD, my dad showed me an article about it in high school but I thought my mom would always just be beyond any form of diagnosis. When I was in 6th grade I found her first suicide note, and it was...
    mmgg888 mmgg888
    18-21
    1 Response Feb 14, 2013

    After all these years she still gets to me

    and makes me question myself.
    valala valala
    41-45
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2014
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