Splitting in Borderline Personality Disorder
An Understanding for Loved Ones
Loved ones of those with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) often grapple to understand this central manifestation of BPD.
In the face of the reality of the splitting that is a hallmark of BPD, loved ones will benefit from coming to realize what the cycles of idealization and devaluation that are the result of the cognitively distorted black-and-white all-or-nothing polarized thinking of those with Borderline Personality Disorder.
It is not possible to rescue someone with BPD from BPD or from the defense mechanism of splitting that is central to BPD. It is important to learn how to cope with the inconsistent reality of the emotional roller coaster of being split by someone with BPD into either and all-good idealized category or an all-bad devalued category.
In this audio program, A.J. Mahari, offers loved ones of those with Borderline Personality Disorder insight and understanding about the central defense mechanism of splitting in BPD and what that means for relationships. Mahari also talks about the importance of loved ones learning to radically accept what borderline splitting really is and means in terms of who the person with BPD in your life really is and/or isn’t.
Coming to terms with this understanding and insight will make it clear to you how and why you cannot rescue someone with BPD and what that really means for you and what it means for relationships.
Loved ones of those with BPD need to radically accept and surrender to the reality that they are powerless to effect much desired change and/or healing in their borderline loved ones.
Tracks in This Audio Program include:
Track 1: The Roots and Anatomy of Borderline Splitting
Track 2: The Powerlessness of Loved Ones to Rescue a person with BPD
Track 3: Whose problem is it really? Why does it feel like your fault?
Track 4: Radical Acceptance of the Powerlessness to Change or Control Borderline Splitting
Track 5: Splitting and the Non Borderline’s Experience of BPD – What About You?
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