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How Does Borderline Personality Disorder Affect the Family?

By November 30, 2008

BPD doesn't just affect the person with the disorder. Everyone who cares about a person with BPD is affected- parents, children, siblings, friends, and co-workers are all touched by the symptoms of BPD. Many of the symptoms of BPD (e.g., anger, splitting, and self-harm) can wreck havoc on relationships, and sometimes BPD can tear a family apart. Learn more about how BPD affects the family and how to take care of your loved one while also maintaining your boundaries and keeping the family intact.

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