People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) often feel invalidated. No matter how much you think you’re being supportive and caring, your loved one with BPD may not feel they are getting the validation they need.
“Invalidating phrases immediately put up major, major defenses,” said Randi Kreger, bestselling author of “Stop Walking on Eggshells,” during a lecture at Clearview Women’s Center in Venice Beach, Calif. “People feel judged when they’re being told what to do and how to act.”
In the clip below, Kreger explains what an invalidating environment looks like and provides some tips on how to better validate your loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder, including what not to say.
Watch the video for the secret to better communicating with your loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder.