I Hate You--Don't Leave Me - Part 6

I feel like this book is taking forever to read. I guess I am not used to reading informational books. I am used to reading fiction. Anyways, what I really learned from this chapter is the importance and relevance of the family of someone with bpd. I cannot stress enough how important it came off to me that the family is probably the biggest source for enabling if they are not educated on personality disorders. Enabling is the worst thing one can do for a person with a disorder. Therefore, the family needs to get educated so that they are able to help their loved ones instead of contributing to the problem and the person with bpd is also responsible for communicating what is going on. It is almost like a partnership. There has to be a lot of communication and understanding. If the family is not supportive or believes that their loved one has a personality disorder then the person with the disorder can get worse. I’m learning that getting educated about the disorder is one of the best things anyone can do. It is like Dr. Phil says, you can’t change what you don’t acknowledge. - Dear