Some people with Borderline Personality Disorder may not even be aware of their abandonment issues, but their behavior will speak for them in most instances. You can learn to recognize many BPD behaviors as being related to abandonment issues.
You can decide what you will and will not tolerate from your friend with Borderline Personality Disorder. This doesn’t diminish your devotion to your friendship. Establishing boundaries with your friend with BPD is your best defense against being swept up in unnecessary drama.
Relationships between siblings can be complex. When you add a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) into the mix, the ups and downs of a sibling relationship can be much more extreme.
I began to educate myself on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) about a year ago, first by reading the popular book “Stop Walking on Eggshells” and then by supplementing that with other books and online resources. What motivated me to do so was the growing suspicion that my sister-in-law suffers from a mental illness of some kind.