Coping with Borderline Personality Disorder
Coping Skills for BPD
If you are struggling with BPD, you may feel helpless. However, there are skills you can learn that may reduce the intensity of your symptoms.
- Basic Coping Skills
- Mindfulness Skills
- Improve Your Self Care
- 10 Coping Skills to Try
- Learning to Accept Emotions
- Emotion Regulation Skills Training
- Grounding Exercises
- Using Pros and Cons
- Active Problem Solving
- Build a Coping Skills Toolbox
- Learn to Identify Emotions
- Using Opposite Action to Cope with Shame
- Understand Your Triggers
- Is "Letting Off Steam" a Good Way to Cope?
- 10 Healthy Ways to Manage Anger
- Building Self-Esteem
How BPD Impacts Your Life
BPD isn't just about how you feel emotionally. It can affect everything in your life, from your job to your friendships to how you feel physically. Knowing what to expect can help you prepare for what may be to come.
- Your Life with BPD
- Stigma and BPD
- Should You Tell Others About Your Diagnosis?
- BPD and Your Physical Health
Relationships and BPD
How does BPD affect your relationships with family, friends, and partners? What can you expect from BPD relationships?
Coping with a Loved One's BPD
BPD doesn't just strike the person who is diagnosed with the disorder. Family and friends are also affected in significant ways. How do you cope with your loved one's symptoms?
- How to Manage Splitting
- How to Support Someone with BPD
- Family Therapy for BPD
- Resources for BPD Families
- Validating Without Agreeing
There are vast resources available for you if you have BPD or are concerned about a loved one living with the condition -- you just need to know where to find them.
- How to Find BPD Support
- Recommended Books on BPD
- BPD on the Internet: What You Should Know
- Self-Help Strategies - Are They Enough?
- How to Choose Self-Help Books for BPD
In an Emergency
If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health emergency, you need to find help quickly.