My name is Joyce. I am 49 years old, married with two kids and two grandchildren. I enjoy writing, photography and baking.
I suffer from/have suffered from: Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Post-Partum Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, Dermatillomania and Insomnia. I take Cymbalta and Abilify to manage my symptoms. I have recently graduated from therapy after about 15 years. I took a DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) program several years ago to learn how to manage my emotions better. I did a lot better until recently when a lot of stuff happened which is extremely difficult to deal with. I am revisiting my binders from that program and trying to implement those skills as needed.
I feel so alone a lot of the time, like no one can possibly understand what I’m going through. It’s so hard for people without BPD to understand what it’s like. I believe they can, but usually only to a point.
I would like to see things less in black-and-white, and more in lots of colours.
I am in the process of writing a book about Borderline Personality Disorder. I’m not sure what it’s going to be like. I’ll find out as I write it and it comes to me. I’ll find out right along with you as you read it.
Follow my blog on my path to recovery. I hope you will learn more about BPD along with me.